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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:
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.
Last, add in your lavender essential oil drops.
Mix it all up well, and pour into a jar with a tight fitting lid.
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!
I love that it doesn’t leave my eyes all greasy like vaseline does when I used to use that. It leaves my lids and lashes super soft.
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! Check out more info HERE about oils and how to join our community!
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30 thoughts on “All-Natural Moisturizing Makeup Remover”
I need to start pinning all of these essential oil ideas… I wonder if it’d be ok to keep it in the refrigerator all the time, the idea of it being cold and refreshing sounds amazing! I don’t really use those makeup wipes anymore, I agree that they probably aren’t the best for your skin. I use a face soap and also my clarisonic. I love the idea of using this before my clarisonic to get my makeup off!
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Totally! And you could absolutely leave it in the fridge all the time, it’d be amazingly refreshing on your face each time! This would work great before your clarisonic, and really doesn’t leave your face oily, which I love most! Hope you have a fab week, friend! 🙂
I love this idea! I always forget to take my makeup off at night (when I wear it lol) and when I do remember I hate the way it makes my skin feel. I bet with the lavender this helps you sleep too!
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Ha, I so hear you, Sydney! I try really hard to take it off at night too, and this makes it so much easier! The lavender is definitely a nice bonus in this concoction. 🙂 Hope your week is off to a great start!
I have been trying to decide whether or not to buy a make-up remover, but now I am going to give this a try! I wear waterproof mascara too, so that is where I need it the most. Thanks for the great tip! I am visiting from Inspire Me Monday today.
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Yay! So glad, Pamela! I was really surprised at how great this worked on waterproof mascara, so I think you’ll love it! Thanks for visiting today. 🙂 Hope you have a great week!
Soo good to know, Amanda! And simple to make! I need to make some and not buy those wipes either! Thx for sharing! xo
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Thanks, Kendra! I like simple, especially with skin care products! Hope you’re having a great weekend, friend! 🙂
Oh my gosh Amanda – we can’t wait to make up a batch of this for ourselves! This looks like it will be creamy soft too! Thanks for sharing with us at Something To Talk About!
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Yay! I think you ladies will love it! It’s really creamy and feels so nice on my eyelids. 🙂 Thanks for visiting, hoping you’re having a lovely weekend!
I’ve been using coconut oil to take off my eye makeup for years, but I’ve never thought to add anything to it. This sounds amazing, I’m definitely trying it!!
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This looks great! I am really in need of a good makeup remover! Plus, the lavender is so lovely!!
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Thanks, Shonee! This stuff works great, and feels so nice on my skin! And the lavender is totally an added bonus! 😉
Great recipe and I can’t wait to try it! I make all my own natural beauty products and up until now have just used soap but it is hard to get off the mascara. Thanks for the tip
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Thank you, Stephanie! You’ll totally love this, it’s SO nice on my skin! It takes a few wipes to get the mascara off, but it still works great! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂
Do you wash the cloths after each use? Does the makeup come out of the cloths?
Hi Sara, yes I do wash the cloths after each use. Most of the makeup comes out, but after awhile they do start getting a little dingy. I just toss them and cut up new ones!
Do you think fractionated coconut oil would work the same? It’d be all liquid vs firmed up coconut oil.
Hi Stephanie, I have only used the solid coconut oil, but I would assume fractionated coconut oil would work the same! 🙂
Stephanie, did you make it with Fractionated Coconut oil? I didn’t have enough of the solid coconut oil so I just made a batch (first time trying this recipe) with the FCO. I like the idea that I can pour it onto the cotton pad or wash cloth!
Hi Amanda! I’ve just discovered your website and I love it! Regarding this make up remover… will it work as well as a daily cleanser? I don’t wear make up most of the days but still I like cleaning my face at night.
Thank you for sharing all those great tips!
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Hi Virginia! I only use this as a make-up remover, but I’ve read you can use oils (such as coconut oil) as cleaners. You may want to do a little more research first, but it might be a good alternative! So glad you stopped by. 🙂
Where do u buy vitamin e oil? I looked in Wal Mart and Target but didn’t find any.
Hi Fonda! I think you can get vitamin e oil at any health food store. My Walmart had it in the vitamin section. You also can find it on Amazon! 🙂