Between my daughter and I, we go through tons of makeup wipes and eye makeup remover! I am not extravagating when I say that these items ended up weekly on my shopping list!
When I saw an FB video about how to make your makeup remover wipes, and realized that I have all the ingredients already on hand, I whipped up a batch for my daughter and me right away, and was convinced.
DIY Makeup Remover – The Ingredients
- 3 TBSP Coconut Oil (or any other oil you have on hand)
- 1/2 cup filtered Water
- 1 TBSP baby shampoo
- 1 TBSP Witch Hazel
- 1/4 tsp Tea Tree Oil
- Vitamin E (optional)
- a package cotton rounds
- air tight container
A lot of people use only coconut oil to remove makeup, but personally it is just a bit too oily for me. The Vitamin E is optional but has the benefits of a moisturizer and anti-aging agent.
The baby shampoo helps with the very hard to remove waterproof eye makeup, and the Witch Hazel and Tea Tree Oil will, in additional to skin care benefits, keep the cotton pads bacteria free and prevent molding!
How to make the DIY Makeup Remover
Melt the coconut oil and mix it with the water. Now add the rest of the ingredients and give it all a good stir. Place a few cotton pads in the container, and soak them in the mixture. Repeat this step until you have your desired amount.
Don’t just dump the whole mixture over the pads. They will probably get too soggy. Go slowly, and always check on the consistency. If you do end up with too wet pads, layer a few dry ones in between, and press down. That way they will soak up the excess.
My experience with the DIY Makeup Remover
The way we use them is, we take one and wipe off all the makeup, concentrating on the eye area. But no scrubbing! It is more along the line of gentle pressure, to loosen the makeup a little. After, we wash our faces with our regular facial cleanser, and finish up with one more DIY Makeup remover pad, to make sure that all makeup residue is gone.
We use them daily, and have no issues what so ever with them. And I was surprised how well they worked with removing the usually very hard to get rid off waterproof makeup!
The DIY Makeup Remover pads are also less irritating to our skin, and with all the extras I added in, our faces are getting a real boost when it comes to skincare.
Molding is also not a problem, as I make small batches, and we use them up rather quickly! This is going to save us a lot of money in the future! And they are economical because making this takes less than 5 minutes with a cost of less than a dollar per batch.
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