Today we're making Homemade Eye Makeup Remover with all-natural ingredients. It's cheap and effective. Let's get into it.
Buying makeup and skincare products really stresses me out. I want thing that are going to be good for my skin, and good for the environment. I want the product to actually do what is says it's going to do. And, here's where I usually run into trouble, I want it to be affordable.
Honestly, I find it painful to spend more than £20 on a product, so it's a real splurge for me to buy something totally natural. There are things I'd much rather spend my money on.
I'm also trying to decrease or eliminate plastic packaging whenever possible. My carbon footprint weighs on my conscience more and more with every passing year.
The obvious solution to all these problems is just to make the product myself. So I did, and it totally worked.
How to make Homemade Eye Makeup Remover
A quick search on Pinterest led me to Eco Living Mama. I was excited to discover that I already had all the ingredients to make my own eye makeup remover. I do make my own skincare and aromatherapy stuff quite a lot, so you might need to purchase a few things. But once you get into homemade skincare, you'll find you already have most of the ingredients.
Here's what you'll need
- Olive oil- this is a natural makeup remover and something you likely already have in your kitchen for cooking. I've also used grapeseed oil when I didn't have any olive oil on hand.
- Witch hazel - you can find this at the drug store. It's a natural astringent so will help to tone your skin.
- Aloe vera gel - everyone knows aloe is amazing for your skin. The gel emulsifies with the oil to give it a wobbly consistency.
- Vitamin E - I use scissors to cut open little capsules from the grocery store.
- Frankincense essential oil - this is totally optional. Frankincense oil is expensive, so if you don't have it already, just leave it out. It's great for mature skin, though. Two drops is all you need. You could also substitute another essential oil you prefer to use in your skincare. Just do your research to make sure it's safe first.
Basically, all you have to do is add all these to a small glass jar or other container, then shake it up. It's just like making salad dressing. It will go from a weird greasy mess with a blob of jelly to a smooth mixture in just a few seconds. The exact instructions are in the recipe card below.
Then when you're ready to take your makeup off, simply apply some to a reusable makeup remover pad and gently wipe your makeup off. Just this little bit has lasted me ages, though to be fair, I haven't been wearing much makeup during lockdown.
Making your own homemade eye makeup remover is slightly more work than just buying something full of chemicals in a plastic bottle from the drug store. But in the end, you'll save yourself a lot of money, and you can feel confident that you're taking care of not just your skin, but also the planet. That's worth a lot to me.Print
Homemade Eye Makeup Remover
Homemade Eye Makeup Remover is all-natural, affordable, and effective.
- Prep Time: 5
- Total Time: 5
- Yield: 1 small jar 1x
- Category: Skincare
- Method: Mixed
Add all ingredients to a small container and shake to combine.
Keywords: Skincare, Eye Makeup Remover
If you're looking for more homemade beauty, why not try this Peppermint Foot Soak. Your feet will love it!
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