I started making my own eye make-up remover after I ran out of the natural-ish brand I previously used and was surprised how much better I liked it that the store-bought. It literally takes 30 seconds to put together once you have the ingredients on hand and it works like a charm! No tugging, stinging or pulling the skin around the delicate eye area. There are also no potentially harmful ingredients that keep the product shelf-stable and smelling good.
Oil is the most common way to remove make-up naturally and can be used on their own to easily wipe away the face make-up. Not all oils are made equally though as some are too oily and might clog the pores. Oils are rated on a comedogenic scale from 1 to 5 and those considered ‘non-comedogenic’ are least likely to clog your pores. Grapeseed or jojoba oils for example are low on comedogenic scale and are good choices to remove the make-up.
This 2 ingredient DIY eye make-up remover is gentle, safe, effective, and will actually moisturize and cleanse in a single step. 30 seconds total the once you have the ingredients on hand! Shake it well each time before use.
I like to buy jojoba oil in bulk as it has a very long shelf life. It is lightweight, non-greasy, and absorbs very easily because it has a similar chemical structure as our skin’s natural oils. Let’s make it!
Supplies and ingredients:
1 pump bottle
jojoba oil (preferably organic)
Fill the bottle half way with jojoba oil and top with witch hazel. Screw in the top and shake really well to incorporate.
Voila! You’ve made yourself a beauty product and can stop relying on the store-bought. Most importantly, it removes make-up effortlessly.
Please note: this mixture WILL separate, so just shake well before each use.
If you’re not a DIY-er, you can also use a facial oil serum to remove make-up. Apply a few pumps of the serum facial oil on a moistened cotton ball or pad and wipe as usual. This elderflower and calendula facial oil serum combines skin nourishing jojoba, apricot kernel, evening primrose and carrot seed oils to replenish the moisture to dry and mature skin. You can moisten the cotton ball with water, witch hazel or hydrosol.
Let me know if you try it!