DIY Acne Pads

By Aniela / January 17, 2019

Acne and oily skin can be a pain in the butt to deal with, but this DIY acne pads can take care of that in a pinch! Made with all natural ingredients, these DIY acne pads control excess oil, fight off bacteria, and get rid of breakouts!

Store bought acne pads can contain some pretty harsh ingredients and chemicals that can actually make your skin worse, and that's why we love this all natural version! Not only are these natural acne pads better for your skin, but they'll also cost you almost nothing to make…and that's something to brag about!

DIY Acne Pads Recipe

homemade acne pads

You'll Need:

  • 1 cup alcohol free witch hazel
  • 20-30 drops essential oil of your choice such as tea tree or lavender
  • cotton rounds
  • clean, airtight jar or container


  1. Clean the jar and fill with cotton rounds.
  2. Pour enough of the witch hazel liquid to cover the cotton rounds.
  3. Add your favorite essential oils and close the jar. Shake gently to mix.
  4. Use as you would any other acne pads, by taking a cotton round out and swiping onto the face or body. Be sure to remove any traces of makeup before hand.

Essential Oils:

acne pads

Tea tree oil is the best essential oil to use for acne prone and oily skin, but should not be used on sensitive skin.

Lavender oil is best to use for those with sensitive, dry, or combination skin.

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4 years ago

I have been making my own face wipes for a long time, but I have always wished to find cotton rounds that are more like those you would find in an Oxy or Stridex product. Does anyone have any idea where to find them?

Breanna' Briscoe
4 years ago
Reply to  Valerie

I’ve been having the same problem!! But I finally found something! They’re called round rayon wipes or round waffle rayon wipes! Here’s some:

3 years ago

What size in diamater