how to make face wipes.

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homemade facial cloths3(the instructions for these all-natural facial wipes are at the end of this post…love them!)

Well, it’s been a week since I started this experiment. I’ve done well with drinking water and using kitchen products for cleansing and moisturizing. But, I’ve been horrible with eating non-processed foods. Not horrible…really. I did a few days this week but bombed on the rest. But, to not have a coke or coffee drink is hard!! Yoga hasn’t happened once. But, I did workout twice this week so that’s better than nothing.

What have I been using?

  • apple-cider vinegar:: I’ve used this for toner this week. It works great but I am hating the smell! I need to find something better.
  • homemade facial wipes (instructions at end of post):: I love these!! They seem to work great and leave my skin feeling soft.
  • coconut oil:: this moisturizes like a dream. I used this prior to this experiment because it works so great!
  • turmeric and milk mask:: this works great, really great! But, the way it stains everything in site I can not stand!! I’m finding something better!

My thoughts?

  1. My skin is softer and my makeup lays better on my skin
  2. But, I want so badly to grab my Clarasonic…my skin needs to be exfoliated! I need to find a natural way to do that!
  3. My acne hasn’t really improved, or worsened. I’m not sure if that is good, or bad.
  4. A side note, my hair is looking soft and wonderful! I’m thinking the water, and improved diet is helping there!

Last week…

week 0


Changes this week:

  • skin is softer
  • more even tone
  • better hair :)

To do this week:

  • watch my processed food intake!
  • add in yoga
  • find a way to exfoliate naturally!
  • find a natural mask that doesn’t stain!
  • continue with the wipes and coconut oil
  • use lemon juice to brighten dark spots

Instructions for all-natural, homemade facial wipes…

handmade facial cloths


  • 1 tab coconut oil
  • 2-3 oz natural soap, Johnson’s Head ToToe Baby Wash
    , or gentle face wash (if using bar soap, shave it first)
  • 2 tab apple cider vinegar
  • 1-2 cups boiling water (fill the container about half full)
  • 1/2 roll of paper towels (get sturdy, soft ones. I use Bounty)

homemade facial clothshandmade facial cloths2

To Do:

  1. Put shaved soap, coconut oil, and vinegar into your container.
  2. Add boiling water.
  3. Stir well until soap is dissolved.
  4. Add folded paper towels.
  5. Cover and swish. drain excess water.

homemade facial cloths3

Try making these homemade facial wipes and see what you think!! They were inexpensive, easy, and I’m loving knowing exactly what’s in them!! I’ll let you know if they continue to work great!

Like homemade?  You might also like:

homemade whipped butter
homemade peanut butter
homemade coffee syrups.
homemade lotion
homemade antibacterial all-purpose cleaner


Nellie is the founder of NellieBellie, and takes basically every photograph you've ever seen on this site. She also runs our web design business, the Savvy Sites Administration.


  1. Nikki

    December 17, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    Brown sugar mixed with your coconut oil or any oil you like will make an easy scrub.

    I’m going to try this using my Burts Bees cleanser. I love the cleanser but a wipe I can grab before bed would be so much more convenient.

    • the Bellie

      December 19, 2014 at 8:37 am

      That’s a great idea! And we love Burts Bees!

  2. Jj

    June 15, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    Try baking soda as a facial scrub, as well as a cleanser for hair and scalp. Also works great for stings and bites. Mix with a little water make a paste, apply. Do not mix with vinegar for any skin applications, but makes a great cleanser for sinks and tubs and stubborn stains on bakeware. Baking soda is amazing.

  3. Kathy L.

    June 8, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    Thanks for this recipe – everything on the market seems to be very drying or irritating to my skin. This looks pretty interesting. Also – I use rosewater as a toner. I get a large spray bottle of it in Whole Foods and just spray it onto cotton balls to use. It’s refreshing and very nourishing for my easily annoyed skin. It’s really inexpensive too and totally natural.

    • the Bellie

      June 9, 2014 at 2:06 pm

      Rosewater…going to have to try that! Natural is always better, especially on the face!

  4. Kay

    May 26, 2014 at 10:51 am

    to exfoliate naturally all you need us some
    coarse salt! :D

    really can add anything with the salt.
    -Coarse salt, olive oil, 1/4 teaspoon turmeric,,
    -coarse salt, RAW honey, splash of lemon juice,

    -salt, raw shea butter(eBay)

    -salt,teaspoon apple cider vinegar & coconut oil
    -salt, lemon and water

    -my friend likes to make her own scrub using a smidge of salt, smidge of baking soda, smidge ground walnut shell, raw shea butter, splash lemon juice, raw honey, olive oil to exfoliate

  5. Nancy

    April 20, 2014 at 2:36 am

    I want to make the facial wipes, but need clarification, please. By “tab” do you mean tablespoon? (Tbsp was the abbreviation I grew up with; and, for the record, tsp = teaspoon … use of cap vs lower case Tt also distinguished the two) I’m a teaher and I think it would be fun to make this in class.

    • the Bellie

      April 21, 2014 at 2:24 pm

      Yep…that’s what it means. Not so good with the consistent use of abbreviations.

  6. Anonymous

    February 26, 2014 at 7:59 am

    Try adding baking soda to your facial cleanser for exfoliating.

  7. jean

    October 13, 2013 at 12:04 am

    What about using Witch Hazel as a replacement for the apple cider? It’s a great astringent.

  8. Julianne

    October 6, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    My husband and I went on an anti inflammatory diet a while back and besides for feeling 10 years younger our skin and hair seemed younger and my complexion was never better. It’s great you are drinking more water, but just think if that was green juice:) Keep it up and thanks for the facial clothe idea! I’ll have to make some for all of us.

  9. Sher

    October 6, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    For exfoliating try adding a salt to olive oil or coconut oil and rubbing on your face (watch your eyes!) and rinse with warm water. I use it with olive oil and it feels amazing after.

    • miznelliebellie

      October 7, 2013 at 5:33 pm

      Thanks for the tip…I’ll try that! I wonder if sugar would work as well?

      • Sher

        October 7, 2013 at 8:02 pm

        I have heard that some use sugar, I was shown this by my aunts many years ago :) It would be better around the eye area I would imagine.

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