Ever wonder what all the ingredients that you are putting on your face are actually doing to your skin? Seems most skin care products today are full of harmful chemicals. Ready to try a more natural approach to removing your makeup? This DIY makeup remover will remove everything from mascara to foundation without over drying, irritating and damaging your skin and lashes. Most of the products I use for these wipes can be found at your local drug store, whole foods market or Amazon. So if you have considered transitioning to a more natural skin care approach, this makeup remover will get the job done without sacrificing your skins natural glow in the process. Start your more natural skin care regime right here! Stay tuned for my natural lash growth serum.
Bonus post from a fellow blogging buddy, Cloe Higdon from Antique State of Mind for a natural cleansing balm too. Check it out at the bottom of this post!
Ingredients you’ll need to make DIY natural makeup remover:
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Castile soap is another product that has many uses in the world of natural living. You can make hand soap, body wash, face wash, and baby wash-the possibilities are endless as well as harmless. I only use the unscented baby version in self-care products, because it’s ingredients are mostly different types of oils and those are safe for use around the eyes as well as other sensitive areas of the body. This makeup remover will actually cleanse your skin and not strip it of its naturals oils.
1/3 cup of filtered water:
We like to filter all our water through our Berkey to eliminate all the things that may be lurking about in unfiltered water. You can also buy filtered water at the grocery store if needed.
2 Tbsp organic fractionated coconut oil:
Coconut oil is the best. You can bake with it, use it on your skin…the list of possibilities is seemingly endless with this stuff. For this DIY makeup remover we will be using fractionated coconut oil which just means it is liquid at room temperature unlike regular coconut oil that becomes a solid at 75 degrees. Fractionated coconut oil has had the long-chain fatty acids removed and just this one difference makes it liquid at room temperature. Coconut oil has natural antibacterial and antifungal properties which make it a perfect choice for any natural skin care product. Not to mention its highly nourishing and and extremely moisturizing. It is high in lauric acid, fatty acids and vitamin E which can be very soothing to your skin.
5-10 drops of vitamin E or jojoba oil (optional):
I find its extra nourishing for my lashes so I prefer to add this as opposed to not. But it’s up to you. You can also add more if you have extremely dry skin and feel as though you could use the extra moisture.
Some other items you’ll need for this makeup remover:
100% cotton makeup remover rounds and a jar with an air tight lid.
If you don’t want to make pre-saturated cotton rounds, store this liquid in a container like this. I purchased mine at Whole Foods Market but they also sell them on Amazon. That way you can use a washcloth or organic reusable cotton cloth to remove your makeup.
Directions for making DIY natural makeup remover:
- Pour 1/3 cup filtered water into bowl.
- Add 2 Tbsp fractionated coconut oil.
- Pour 1 tsp Dr. Bronner’s baby unscented castile soup into bowl with other ingredients.
- Optional: add 5-10 drops oil of choice (vitamin E or jojoba).
- Gently mix ingredients until fully incorporated. If you are planning to put the liquid makeup remover in a squirt bottle style container, skip steps 6-9.
- If your planning to use cotton rounds, place them in the jar of your choice. A wide mouth jar is preferable as it will make them easy to get out when needed.
- Slowly pour mixture over cotton rounds. Press the rounds down in jar as you’re adding the liquid. This will help the cotton rounds to absorb the makeup remover liquid.
- Continue adding the rounds to the container until you have added all the liquid and the rounds are damp but not dripping wet. I have found that I can do a package of 80 cotton rounds per 8 oz jar.
- Place air tight lid on container. Label and store for use.
If you are using a squeeze bottle style container such as this one, pour liquid into bottle and store for daily use.
What DIY natural makeup remover recipe do you use?
Is there something I could add to this recipe that would make it even better? Do you have a recipe that you have been using that works great for your skin type? Share your recipe below!
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If you’ve been looking for a natural cleansing balm, similar to beauty counter (without the strain on your wallet) a blogger friend of mine Cloe Higdon from Antique State of Mind has a fabulous post with a DIY recipe. Check it our here. Make sure you share and subscribe to her fabulous blog as well.