Raise your hand if you use make-up remover wipes? You know the ones I'm talking about, right? The kind you buy, and have to keep buying because of how well they take off your eye make-up. Well, as much as I love those magic little wipes, I really don't like that most of them have lots of chemicals, and the ones that are more on the natural side cost more than I'm willing to spend. What's a girl to do?
*Side note: I'm not about to stop wearing my favorite mascara, because lets face it, I look half asleep without it.
So, I decided to remedy the situation and make my own! This homemade make-up remover smells fantastic, feels light and non-greasy, is non-toxic and inexpensive. Plus, it will last you 30+ days (depending on how much you yield at a time).
1 c. warm water (boil first and let cool, or buy distilled water) 1 tbsp. coconut oil 1 tsp. chemical-free baby shampoo 5 drops tea tree oil
Mix all ingredients in a spouted container. I chose to use cotton pads (30), and place them in a a 16 oz. sealed jar, this way I can make a one month supply at a time. Put the cotton pads in 10 at a time, and pour mixture on top until all the pads are covered. All done!
You could easily use coconut oil by itself to remove your eye make-up, and while it works great, I have found that it just leaves me feeling a bit too greasy. You can also just make the mixture and not put the pads in. I like how simple it is with them combined.
Let me know if you try making your own eye make-up remover!