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Essential Oil Towelettes

We'll show you how to make DIY essential oil towelettes for sunburn, itches, bug bites and more, plus the best essential oils for skin.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Wellness
Keyword: essential oils, skincare
Yield: 30 towelettes
Author: Stephanie Pollard
Cost: $10


  • Large glass jar with lid


  • Unroll several sheets of paper towels and cut them into long strips the same height as your jar. Loosely roll the strips into one short, fat bundle (much like a roll of toilet paper). Just make sure the roll is still small enough to fit through the mouth of your jar.
  • Combine the rose water, essential oils, and all of the remaining wet ingredients in a small bowl or measuring cup. Whisk well to combine.
  • Slowly pour the solution over the paper towels, allowing the paper to soak up as much of the solution as possible. You want the paper towels to be damp but not dripping wet, so pour out any excess solution pooling at the bottom of the jar.
  • To use, tear off a paper towel from the center of the roll and rub directly on skin. Store remaining towelettes in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.


I store my towelettes in a glass jar in the fridge. But if you’d prefer to use these on the go, you can flatten the roll and place it in either a plastic bag or a food-safe storage bag (or even an old baby wipes dispenser). Then stash 'em in your purse or travel bag.
To be safe, I suggest storing them in the refrigerator and using within a couple of weeks.