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DIY Homemade Oil Absorbing Sheets #Beauty

Oil absorbing sheets (or oil blotting sheets) are a useful beauty product that can keep you looking polished and pretty all day long (especially during those hot summer months) by removing excess oil from your face without ruining or removing your makeup, so we love them. We just don’t love the price tag attached to those small packs of skin savers, so we figured, why not make our own homemade oil blotting sheets?

homemade oil absorbing sheets diy

We decided to learn to make them ourselves (and share the super simple beauty tutorial with you)…we can all be pretty and save money together!

How To Make Homemade Oil Absorbing Sheets

What you need:

* Either rice paper or tissue paper (the type used in gift boxes and bags)
* Scissors
* Small container (that fits in your cosmetic bag)

For this beauty tutorial, I used tissue paper from Victoria’s Secret- I just find the pink stripes so pretty- but any tissue paper or rice paper works great for absorbing facial oil well without ruining makeup. I hear that protective toilet covers work well also.

homemade oil absorbing sheets

1. Cut up tissue paper into small rectangles. Make about ten to twenty of these.

2. Place oil absorbing sheets into a small container that you can pop into your cosmetic bag or purse. I used the case from a deck of cards, but you can use anything you have available, such as a ziplock bag or cosmetic case.

3. Optional: make a pretty label for the case.

4. When your face starts to look a bit shiny, your skin becomes oily, or your makeup starts to melt, take one of your new homemade beauty sheets out and gently blot the oily area to absorb the oil…voila! Look fresh and pretty all day with flawless skin!

I hope you enjoyed our DIY homemade beauty tutorial! What tips do you have for great skin during the warm spring and summer months?



  • Wow, awesome! I’m going to have to try this!

  • nicole @WriteSpell

    Great post and super cheap when you compare how much they cost to buy them!

  • Jenn

    Wow! Who knew?

  • Stefani

    What a neat idea. Thanks for sharing.

  • This is a really neat idea!

  • What a neat idea. I never thought of making them – I’ll have to try it.

  • Love this idea! My mom used to buy them.

  • Love this and am definitely going to have to give it a try.

  • What a great idea!

  • so very creative I love DIY Projects

  • Oh I love this! I had no idea I could make these using just tissue paper. Thanks!

  • Great idea…thanks for the how to!

  • SO SMART!! I love the pink paper too!!

  • Donna

    So easy and economical! Thanks for sharing!

  • Interesting. I’ve never thought of using tissue paper.

  • Maureen @ Wisconsin Mommy

    Great idea – never thought of making my own!!

  • This is what I want. It’s about time they came out with this. I so need it.

  • What a great idea. Bookmarking this! thanks

  • Anne - Mommy Has to Work

    This is great! Why spend money on buying them!

  • Wow! What a great money saver!

  • Wow! I don’t know the price of rice paper, but I know ‘gift” tissue paper is at least 99 cents … that a HECK of a lot cheaper than buying the “real” ones. Thanks for sharing!

  • Wow, I had no idea that you could just use rice paper! I always assumed that those sheets had something special in them!

  • I’m going to have to try this one!

  • I never even thought about making my own. I just bought some a couple days ago :/

  • LOVE this!! I just bought more of my Clean & Clear Oil blotting sheets and all they had were the limited edition ones, (Hello Kitty). They cost me $5! I never knew you could just use tissue paper! Thank you for the tip 🙂

  • Canadian Mom Blogger

    Great tutorial! Thanks for sharing.

  • What a great idea and a money saver to boot!

  • How easy and love how cheap! Thanks for sharing this Penelope.

  • Great idea and a wonderful way to save a few dollars!

  • I never in my life would have thought to use tissue paper for that. Thanks!!!

  • This is such a great idea I need to do this

  • Love this idea and I am pinning it! I have lots of tissue paper laying around the house, so this is a free project I can do 🙂

  • Thanks. I didn’t know you could make them yourself.

  • I’ll have to make some of these & give to my friends as trinkets!

  • I did not realize you could make these yourself! With hot, humid weather upon us these are going to be a lifesaver this summer!

  • Mellisa

    I never even thought about making something like this myself! Thanks for sharing.