How to make eye make-up remover at home

Saturday, July 7, 2012

So.... I was surfing Pinterest they way all young women these days do. Pinning outfits I'll never own, work outs I'll never try and home decor for the house I'll never own... you know you're typical Saturday night. I am usually drawn to the #DIY boards most and I have pinned over 450 DIY projects. I think I have completed at most 7 of those projects. I am always kicking myself for not experimenting more, so when I came across a recipe for Do-it-yourself make up remover, I knew I had to try it.

I use eye make up remover religiously... like I can't wash my face until I have removed every last bit of mascara. Being the cheapskate I am I try to buy the least expensive make-up remover, but they usually don't do the trick. I also just started using a water proof mascara and I cannot find anything to get that junk off!! This DIY eye make up remover only requires 3 ingredients and is super easy to make!

This recipe is borrowed from Kristen over at adelynSTONE. I started with her recipe, but made a few tweaks of my own. Her recipe is as follows:

1 C water
1 1/2 TBSP Baby Shampoo (tear free)
1/8 TSP Baby Oil (you can also use coconut or olive oil instead)

- Mix all the ingredients and put in a bottle of your choosing.

My version includes, doubling the recipe, using Lavender scented baby shampoo and adding a little extra oil to help remove stubborn mascara. This took me literally a minute to make and costs a fraction of the price of the expensive removers! The only think I will caution you on is to not shake it too hard before use. The shampoo with suds up a bit, but other than that, easy peasy!

Note: Kristen got some flack on her blog for using baby oil on her face, I see no problem with it! My mom has been using just straight baby oil to remove her mascara for years and no problems thus far. Also baby oil is supposed to be used for cradle cap on infants, so I'm pretty sure it's safe for adults. If you don't feel comfortable you can use the other oils listed, they just cost more.

The Supplies! You don't have to use name brand if you don't want to.
I just happen to love the smell of Johnson's "calming lavender"

My make up after a long day.. I have eyeshadow on too, it's just light

The aftermath! It seriously works so much better than most the name brand
eye make up removers!

Clean eyes :)

Have you ever made your own make-up remover? Will you try this recipe at home?

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KT said...

You have such long eye lashes. I am beyond jealous!

WhatsTrendingNow said...

I am defi going to try this. Thanks for the info
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theamazingworldofj said...

Ohhhhh yeah i so will try this. I love experimenting btw :D Thanks so much for sharing!

Unknown said...

When I saw these pictures I thought "wow my lashes look long" but trust on a regular basis they look pretty short and sparse :/

The Key To Chic said...

I have not made my own, but I use baby wipes to remove makeup. So I'm thinking along the same lines :)

Celeste Lux said...

I am totally trying the past I have used plain olive oil, which does an okay job and is good for your skin. I'm going to try your recipe with the use of grape seed oil in place of the baby oil. I'll let you know how it goes.

Kathleen said...

Thanks for this DIY. This would be great for a last-minute solution, like if I were stuck in an airport, etc.

eliz said...

ooohhhh great experiment!

E said...

I use grape seed oil! :-)

cheapdanny said...

Great tip and cheap! love it!


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