Posted on March 3, 2013

DIY Eye makeup Remover

DIY/ eye makeup/ Skin Care

Hope you all are enjoying your Sunday.  Although I try and ton of regular beauty products I have also become more frugal and so I try to come up with some lower cost alternatives to my favorite products, so today’s post is about a really easy way to make your own eye makeup remover. Eye makeup remover is one product I use very often and for some reason just hate shelling out a lot of money for. The total cost for the products I used to make this version came to $11.46 that is less than what I pay for the Mary Kay Eye Makeup remover I love which is $15.00 for 3.75 fl. oz. I used a 3 oz containers for this version and with this recipe I wouldn’t have to buy more supplies for a few years. So let’s get to it;

easy diy eyemakeup remover

What you need: 

  • Oil (I used olive oil, but you can experiment with other oils like grape seed, jojoba etc) 
  • Witch Hazel 
  • Johnson’s Baby Wash ( I like the natural one but any will do) 
  • A jar or container 
  • Cotton Pads or balls 

 Recipe: 

  • 2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil 
  • 2 tablespoons witch hazel 
  • 2 tablespoons baby wash 
  • filtered water 
Combine the olive oil, witch hazel and baby wash in your container and then fill with filtered water. Remember to leave some room in the bottle. Shake well before use. That’s it, easy, simple, ready to go.
 Just to give you a visual of how well it removes I swiped a few of my makeup products that don’t remove easily with just my cleanser on the back of my hand. 
With just a few gentle swipes everything is removed. 
Cost Breakdown: 
I use olive oil for a lot of diy beauty recipes the quality of the one you get is up to you. I tend to save the good stuff for cooking and go with a lower cost one for beauty. 
Olive Oil from Alidi: $3.97
Johnson’s Natural Baby Wash from Target: $4.79 
TN Dickinson’s Witch Hazel from Walmart: $1.79 
3 oz plastic bottle from Target: $0.96 
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Total for Supplies: $11.46  
                           
easy diy eyemakeup remover
So what do you think, is this something you would make at home? Do you use a separate eye makeup remover?  

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  • awesome, I’m going to have to try this, thanks! if you shop at Family Dollar, they also sell Witch Hazel and I do think it’s a little cheaper.

    • Didn’t even think of the dollar stores, good idea. Can probably get all 3 products there.

  • What a nice recipe 🙂 I will try it sometime

  • I love this. Right now, I’m using jojoba oil and witch hazel but the baby wash is a fab idea. =)

  • Does it work on waterproof makeup?

    • Yes, the mascara and eyeliners I posted the pic of on my hand are waterproof and were so hard to get off with just my cleanser, this takes them off with ease.

  • LOVE this post! I am going to have to try this. Do you wear contacts? Most makeup removers irrritate my eyes, and wondering how this is with that…

    • I do wear contacts but not everyday. When I do wear them I take them off in the evening and wear my glasses so I don’t have any problems with irritation.

  • Oh my, I can’t wait to try this! Thanks for the awesome post 🙂

  • Definitely need to try this recipe! I’d love to get some wipes and a container to make a DIY pop up wipe dispenser! Great post!

  • This is so great! I use Pond’s and I really like it, but I love that your recipe has olive oil in it. Definitely worth a try!

  • I will definitely need to give this a try!

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