Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Easy DIY Eye Makeup Remover

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!



Ingredients
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!

16 comments:

  1. I don't really wear heavy eye makeup, but my mom has been looking for some good remover. I will have to pass this to her! :)

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  2. New follower from July's hop. Great info here! Love for you to return the follow when you get a chance.
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  4. this is like a best kept secret! so smart why have I never thought of this! I am your newest follower. I cannot wait to read more of your posts and hope that maybe you can return the favor and follow The Preppy Student. I always comment for every comment left on my page and hope to start a friendly relationship with your wonderful blog! Have a happy Monday:)

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by! I can't wait to stop by your blog :)

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  5. Thank you for this!! I don't think I've ever seen witch hazel in a large bottle around here but I will do some looking around. Happy to be reading and following your blog!

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    1. Thank you so much Elyse! If you don't have any luck finding a large bottle of witch hazel you can omit that part of the recipe. I've made a batch without it and it works just as well :)

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  6. I actually dont use makeup remover, But I know I should. Im sure it would be a lot more gentle on my eyes. I just might have to give this a try! Again, thanks for linking up to makeup monday! Hope to see you become a regular! :)

    ~Maria-Isabel
    www.agapelovedesigns.com

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    1. You should definitely give it a try! It's some amazing stuff. Thank you so much for stopping by and I absolutely love your blog! I'll be a regular for sure :)

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  7. SISTA FRIEND! I think I have to try this out. All the removers in the store burn the tar out of my eyeballs. Thank you for linking up to Makeup Monday! Hope to see you next week!

    Andee -Makeup Monday Co-Host
    www.shabbykitteh.blogspot.com

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  8. btw newest follower...#50! Yay..half way to 100!

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    1. You totally just made my day! Big thanks for stopping by and a SUPER big thanks for hosting such a fun link party :)

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  9. Does this work on waterproof mascara/eye liner? Thanks!

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    1. I found waterproof mascara to be a little more stubborn, however this recipe still works at removing it. You may just have to use 2-3 more cotton balls to remove the waterproof mascara (that's what I do)vs maybe 1 cotton ball to remove regular mascara.

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