I have to start by saying this is probably one of the easiest DIY recipes ever! I first came up with this concoction about a year ago after I saw a "pin" for homemade eye makeup remover. However some of the ingredients listed were items I don't ever buy and being the El Cheapo that I am I wasn't going to go out and buy products only to use them for the sole purpose of making eye makeup remover. Especially when the goal was to save me money in the first place. So I did a quick google search on ingredient replacement and came up with this! And now that you have the back story here's the super easy recipe for the Do it Yourself Eye Makeup Remover.
Oh yeah, I also used containers I already had on hand so the amount of ingredients used was solely for the purpose of them fitting into these 2 small bottles. However, if you have bigger containers feel free to double the recipe. Personally, I prefer making the smaller amount since I'm not 100% sure of the shelf life. These 2 small bottles usually last me anywhere from 4-6 weeks and this is coming from a lady who likes to wear a lot of eye makeup!
1 Cup of Water
1 1/2 tsp of Witch Hazel (optional)
1 l/2 tsp of Olive Oil
Pour all ingredients into a bowl. Stir to combine. Using a funnel, slowly pour the ingredients into each container. Once each container is full replace the lids then shake right before use (since the oil will naturally travel to the top).
There you have it! See, I told you it was easy! And since I've been using this type of eye makeup remover for over a year I can assure you it really does work! Keep in mind this is coming from a person with sensitive eyes (I wear special contacts and suffer from extreme allergies and this remover is ultra gentle). And it's a ton cheaper than the store bought versions (which are usually full of parabens and other not so kind ingredients).
So what about you all? Have you ever tried a make it yourself eye makeup remover? If so what did you like (or not like) about it? I'd love to know!