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DIY: How to make micellar cotton pads

All the beauty and skincare lovers will agree that micellar water has been a trending topic for a while now.

I’ve always been a fan of wipes to remove my makeup as they are easy and quick to use. But I’ve recently become more aware of the benefits of micellar water and I wanted to try it. .

My skin is been a bit sad lately and every time I change my skincare routine, spots and blemishes start appearing. At first I didn’t want to change my routine but after hearing all the goodness of micellar water I decided to give it a go a couple of weeks ago.

I’ve been using the Garnier micellar water for a week now and I must admit that I really like it. It removes my makeup without leaving my skin itchy but soft and happy instead. The only annoying thing I found is the fact that you need to open the bottle, grab a cotton pad, put the water on the pad, bla bla bla. Honestly, I can’t be bothered to do this every day… I know it’s me, but still I hate it! So I came up with this idea and made my own micellar cotton pads. My life is much easier now…hahahaha (I’m just being silly).

If you are as practical as I try to be, these micellar cotton pads will save you a couple of seconds in your daily skincare routine. You know what they say “every little helps;-)


All you need is:

  • Micellar water – there are different brands that do micellar water; you can do this tutorial with all of them. I have the Garnier one for sensitive skin (green top).
  • Cotton pads – I got the big ones as the small ones aren’t big enough for all my face and eye makeup.
  • A jar – you can recycle any jar you have but remember that your hands need to reach the bottom, otherwise you won’t be able to get the last pads!

How to make micellar cotton pads:

  1. Place some cotton pads in the jar. Don’t fill the jar to the top with cotton pads, do it in batches. This way the cotton pads will absorb better the micellar water and at the same time you will ensure that all the pads are drench.
  2. Add micellar water into the jar until the cotton pads absorb it. DIY-Micellar-Cotton-Pads
  3. Put more cotton pads in the jar and repeat the same process until the jar is filled.DIY-Micellar-Cotton-Wipes
  4. Close the jar so they are kept wet.DIY-Micellar-Wipes

Some tips:

  • Only the cotton pads need to be drench, you don’t need to add all the micellar water!
  • The cotton pads will drench the other cotton pads
  • Keep the jar closed whenever you are not using them. Otherwise they will dry out.

I used a quarter of my micellar water for 50ish cotton pads and they are drench and ready to be used.

Are you a fan of micellar water? Try this tutorial and let me know if it works for you.




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  • Reply Sophie 17th November 2015 at 14:06

    Love this! Such a nifty little tip :)

  • Reply Kayleigh 18th November 2015 at 10:55

    Mar, this is such a good idea! I love your little jar too :) x

  • Reply Marcia 21st November 2015 at 06:18

    Amazing design and images. I really love this post and thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Marcia 21st November 2015 at 06:26

    Really enjoyed this post!

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