It’s Friday! *happy dance* We are finally going to have warmer weather this weekend, and I can’t wait to get out and play!
Recently I ran out of my normal makeup removing wipes that I get in bulk at Costco. I liked them because they got the job done, even with my waterproof mascara. BUT. (You knew it was coming!) After realizing what’s in them (“fragrance”, alcohol, salyiylic acid, and a lot of other stuff I can’t pronounce), I decided against buying them again. While they did take my makeup off, they still stung my eyes every time and left my eyelids really dry.
I don’t wear makeup on my eyes every day anymore, because really; ain’t nobody got time for that. Especially having a toddler running around. But when I do, I wanted to use something a little more natural and better for my sensitive skin.
What I love about this recipe is not only how moisturizing the ingredients are, but that there are only 3 of them!
Here’s what you’ll need for your own all-natural moisturizing makeup remover:
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1 Tbs. vitamin E (I got mine in liquid form)
- 10 drops of lavender essential oil (This is where I get my therapeutic grade oils at wholesale prices)
You’ll also need something to mix it all in, and a little glass jar to store it in.
Because I won’t go through this very fast, I made a small batch. You could easily double this recipe if you use it daily!
Start by measuring out your coconut oil. Pour it into a glass container and melt it in the microwave for about 20-30 seconds until it’s liquid.
I stuck it in the fridge for a little bit to firm up. Store it in a cool dark place, like under the bathroom sink. Coconut oil liquifies above 74ish degrees, so in the summer you might need to refrigerate it to keep it firm. Just think how nice that coldness will feel on your eyelids!
Instead of using a kleenex (it leaves little white specks on my eyes and rips easily) or buying disposable cotton pads (which can get expensive!), I opted to make my own reusable ones that I could just throw in the wash. Super easy, too! All I did was use my pinking sheers and cut a bunch of squares out of an old cotton t-shirt I had.
To use, I just wrap a t-shirt square around my finger and scoop it into the oil mixture. I rub it all over my eye and my makeup just melts off! Like I mentioned, I use waterproof mascara and it wipes off with no problem at all.
I won’t pretend to know the scientific “why” that the coconut oil and vitamin E cut through makeup. But, I do know that are both super moisturizing. They also help to delay the appearance of wrinkles and sagging of skin which usually comes with aging. Woohoo!
Lavender is a soothing scent, and helps against any dry or chapped skin. Since I take my makeup off right before bed, the lavender oil in the moisturizing makeup remover helps to calm and relax me, too. Bonus!
After washing your face with your normal cleanser, my homemade facial astringent is the perfect ending to your nightly skin care regimen!
What do you use to take off your makeup?
My family and I have been using essential oils for awhile now, and we love being able to improve our health and cut down on chemicals being used in our home. If you’ve been thinking about using essential oils but aren’t sure where to start, we can help! You can check out our April deal where you can purchase a premium starter kit, which includes everything you need to get your family healthy (diffuser, 11 oils, and tons of resources!)! To learn more, visit here.
Have a fabulous weekend!
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