One of the best solutions to go zero waste life and reduce waste in your house is making your own personal care products. Homemade eye makeup remover is easy to make at home with a few ingredients and perfect alternative for pricey commercial products.
Let's start now. We will give you 5 DIY eye makeup remover recipes you cannot miss.
1. Avocado eye makeup remover
This recipe requires plenty of ingredients including avocado butter, kokum butter, aloe vera gel, grape seed oil and emulsifying wax (or beeswax).
- 2 oz. avocado butter
- 1 oz. kokum butter
- 1 teaspoon aloe vera gel
- 1 tablespoons grape seed oil
- 5 pellets emulsifying wax (beeswax works too)
To weigh out precisely your butters, you can use a digital scale. Add the emulsifying wax into the butter, then melt them in the microwave. Measure your aloe vera gel and grape seed oil and stir both into the butter and wax mixture. Then mix well and allow to cool. Once cool, whisk with a fork then put the mixture into a jar or container.
To use, simply apply to closed lids and massage lightly, then remove with a wet washcloth. Apply again and repeat for heavy makeup if necessary.
2. Rose water eye makeup remover
The ingredients for this makeup remover are more simple, you just need rose water and jojoba oil.
- 1 ounce rose water
- 1 ounce of jojoba oil (olive, coconut, or argan oil also work well, but jojoba is the closest to actual human sebum)
Combine the two ingredients in a container and shake well before using. Then, gently rub the cleanser on your eyes with a clean finger tip or cotton ball and wipe dry with a clean dry cloth, repeating until all makeup is removed.
3. Witch hazel and oil eye makeup remover
- 1/4 cup witch hazel (alcohol free preferred)
- 1/4 cup oil (organic almond oil, jojoba oil, and organic olive oil are all good)
Pour both ingredients into a small container. Shake the bottle, then apply the makeup remover to cotton ball or facial pad.
4. Extra virgin olive oil and almond oil eye makeup remover
With just 2 simple ingredients virgin olive oil and almond oil, you can have perfect makeup remover for your eyes.
- 4 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
- 3 teaspoon almond oil
Mix well the combination of two types of oils. Apply the mixture to a cotton ball and then carefully wipe over your eyes.
5. Baby shampoo eye makeup remover
All you need to prepare is just two ingredients: no-tears baby shampoo and olive oil or coconut oil.
- ½ teaspoon baby shampoo.
- ¼ teaspoon olive or coconut oil.
- a cup of water
Pour baby shampoo into the clean glass container. Add olive or coconut oil and mix together. After that, pour water into the container. You’ll see the oil pools at the top of the water mixture so you have to shake well the mixture before using. Lightly dab a cotton ball into the mixture and gently remove eye makeup.
If you are going zero waste life and want to reduce waste as much as possible, you should definitely try one of these DIY eye makeup remover above. It is not only better for your skin but also better for our planet !
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