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Monday, June 15, 2015

Homemade Facial Towelettes



Our family loves to go camping. The food tastes better, you sleep better and just by being in nature, you feel better. The only down-side to all of this better-ness is the limitations in the hygiene department. That's why I think facial towelettes are the best thing since air mattresses when it comes to camping. They are the perfect way to cleanse your face without needing water or a towel. The towelettes can also be waste-free if they are thrown in the fire pit to be burned after use.

Unfortunately, store-bought towelettes are filled with parabens and other harmful chemicals. Anything that is put on the skin will be in the blood stream within fifteen minutes. Since towelettes are not rinsed off it is important to have the ingredients be as pure as possible. Just like the Cheaters Facial Lotion that I posted about a few months back, these towelettes can be customizable to your skin type. The different formulas are listed below.



Homemade Facial Towelettes
By: Living Life Granola
25 Large cotton facial ovals (found in the same section as cotton balls)
1/4 cup witch hazel
1/4 cup aloe vera juice
1 tbsp glycerin
8 drops essential oil of choice*
Small air-tight container

*Hormonal acne: 3 drops lavender essential oil, 3 drops geranium essential oil and 2 drops carrot seed essential oil

*Teen acne: 3 drops lavender essential oil, 3 drops geranium essential oil and 2 drops tea tree oil

*Red/Sensitive Skin: 3 drops blue chamomile essential oil, 3 drops lavender essential oil and 2 drops calendula extract

*Anti-aging: 3 drops carrot seed essential oil, 3 drops lavender essential oil and 2 drops cedar wood essential oil

Place the cotton ovals in the air-tight container. In a small glass measuring cup mix all the remaining ingredients together. Carefully pour over the cotton ovals in the container. Place the lid on the container and store up-side down until all the liquid has been absorbed by the towelettes.

If possible, let synergize for four days in a dark cabinet.

Use within 1 month.


Even if you are not big into camping, these towelettes also make great make-up removers and hand sanitizers- especially if you use tea tree oil in them. As with any essential oil, take care when using around the eye area.

These towelettes are super easy and quick to make and won't be draining to your health or wallet. Keeping it beautiful, even while camping!


Linked with the Simply Natral Saturdays blog series.

1 comment:

  1. Again, another awesome idea. Thanks, Kate!

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