Wednesday, March 27, 2013

DIY Acne Wipes

I feel like I haven't posted a DIY beauty recipe in such a long time so I figured it was the perfect time! Besides, spring is on it's way and I tend to experiment with beauty recipes more in the warmer months so I have a feeling I'll be posting a lot soon.

Anyway, let's talk about what's on the agenda for today. I think I've probably mentioned to you in the past that I have a problem with breakouts on my back. My spots are so embarrassing and even a little painful. They also always seem to scar, which is super irritating. I've been testing different things out and nothing seems to keep them completely at bay but I use dead sea salt in the shower, which helps quite a bit, and then I get out of the shower and use a DIY acne pad.

If you want to make your own DIY cleansing wipes (think Stridex pads, but healthy and natural) keep reading to find out how.

In a separate bowl, combine the essential oils and witch hazel and make sure the ingredients are incorporated together. Put your cotton rounds in your container and then pour the mixture over the cotton rounds, let it sit and absorb for several minutes.

You can use your freshly made wipes on your back like I do or on your face! Be sure to test your skin for an allergy to either essential oil before applying though.


  1. I'm going to have to try this when I get a chance! For some reason my back started breaking out like crazy a few months ago and it's awful.

  2. I'm so sorry Mary! It's not fun at all. I hope this helps!

  3. Ashleigh SwerdfegerJune 22, 2013 at 9:21 PM

    Thanks for the DIY tip. I have the worst acne after being pregnant, so this may help. Also, I love that it is completely natural. How long would this last for? What kind of essential oils do you recommend? Do you think the kinds you can buy at the natural health store would be good enough?

  4. Hi Ashleigh! Since it has no water added it should have a fairly long shelf life, but I'm not exactly sure. My DIY products like this generally run out before they go bad, if that makes any sense. If the scent or texture changes (and that goes for every single product DIY or commercial) toss it. I totally think that the kind from the health store are good enough. I actually get mine at my local grocery store, which just so happens to have a natural health section. Hope that helps!

  5. Elizabeth GentryJune 27, 2013 at 6:55 PM

    I will definitely try this one :) I have face breakouts ever since I got an IUD for birth control. I guess it's the hormone in it but it makes me feel like a teenager again as far as my skin is concerned and acne products can be quite expensive. Luckily I have all these ingredients on hand :)


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