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DIY homemade eye makeup remover is a super simple and incredibly less expensive than the store bought eye makeup remover pads. It also is wonderful that it works just as well as the store bought version. Hope you enjoy this second installment of my DIY Skin Care series.
Prior to making my own eye make up remover I would buy the containers of the eye makeup remover cloths. Then someone gave me the Clinique eye make up remover as part of a gift and I thought it totally lasted longer than using the soaked pads. I ended up buying cotton rounds and using them for eye make up removal. When I began making my own eye make up remover I found it very easy to just use the Clinique bottle and fill up when ever it emptied. If you enjoy the pre-soaked cotton rounds. Feel free to pour the solution over the pads and store in a small mason style jar instead.
Eye Makeup Remover Ingredients
Coconut Oil: Is a great moisturizer, due to the saturated fats. In addition to being smooth and soft to the touch when applied to the skin it also retains the moisture of the skin. The fatty acids in the coconut oil have disinfectant and antimicrobial properties. The vitamin-E in coconut oil that I use in the eye makeup remover, helps skin be nourished and prevent premature aging. The proteins help with skin health and repair. (for more in depth information check out this link.)
There are a bunch of different kinds of coconut oil. All the various kinds are explained in this easy to understand post. I buy organic, cold pressed and unrefined coconut oil for all my DIY skin care and cooking needs. I make sure to avoid any hydrogenated oil. I find mine in 14 oz containers at ALDI.
Distilled Water: I like to use distilled water rather than the water from my tap. I live in a 1950’s house and our water is pretty hard and full of minerals. I would like the eye makeup remover solution to stay shelf stable since it does last so long, distilled water does the trick.
Baby Wash: The baby wash is the one thing that I use in all of the DIY skin care products that has a bit more added to it. I tried the solution without it, but I found it just doesn’t perform the same. With an alternative soap, my eyes would sting and become irritated. Without soap altogether the eye makeup just would not come off.
eye makeup remover instructions
My amounts I use for the eye makeup remover are based on the size of my container. Get your distilled water, coconut oil, baby wash, and upcycled container.
- 1.5 ounces of water
- 1/2 Tablespoon of coconut oil, melted
- 1/2 Tablespoon of baby wash
Combine the above ingredients. That’s it, if you are going to use it on dry cotton rounds. If you want you can pour it over a jar filled with cotton rounds, for easy use.
I tend to give it a good shake prior to each use and that keeps it nicely combined. If it does clump for you, warm the container under water and the oil will become fully liquid again.
Hope you are able to reap the benefits of this simple DIY skin care item and stop buying that overpriced eye make up remover.
Check out my previous posts in this series: