I used the same makeup remover pads with face wash for years. Until time caught up with me and I realized two things. First, the same thing that made my face feel healthy and shiny as a teenager was not going to have the effect on a thirty-something face. And second, sometimes stubborn makeup like waterproof mascara needs a special makeup remover separate from my cleanser.
My essential oils have become my daily go to, whether it’s for cleaning the counters or cleaning my face. I love that they are safe enough for both! DIY beauty products are easy to make, cost less than their store bought counterparts (after the initial investment in some basic items), and are much safer for your skin.
How to Make Makeup Remover Pads
- 1/4 cup hot water
- 1 Tbsp. coconut oil
- 1 tsp. witch hazel
- 1 Tbsp. unscented Castile soap
- 5 drops lavender essential oil
- 5 drops frankincense essential oil
- Round cotton pads
- Squat jar with wide opening
Fill jar with a stack of round cotton pads.
Whisk together the water, witch hazel, castille soap, lavender essential oil, and frankincense essential oils until well mixed.
Pour over pads to cover, you will be able to press down and add more pads as they absorb the liquid.
To use the homemade makeup remover pads:
Remove pad from solution, wring slightly to remove excess liquid.
Gently swipe makeup from eyes in an upward motion. Gently wipe the makeup from the rest of your face with a makeup remover pad
Follow up by cleaning your face as you normally would with a cleanser. Then apply a face cream or lotion.
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I too make a lot of products. I would like to try these but wonder about it burning your eyes if it accidentally gets in.
Thank you for sharing this recipe. I am trying to switch over all my make up and lotions/creams for homemade brands. So far so good ?
Andrea @ This Pug Life says
I like the idea of having mini wipes. Sometimes if I’m wearing heavy eye makeup one makeup remover wipe isn’t enough, but I don’t want to use a second one just for touch ups. Those things aren’t cheap!
I’m inspired by this post! There are so many benefits to using essential oils and I love the idea of making a gentle natural cleanser for the eye area, which is so sensitive. Thank you for linking up on the #HomeMattersParty linky.
Jody, I wish I had castile soap I could make these with. Currently, I’ve been using my favorite homemade olive oil eye cream to take my makeup off (serves double duty!) but I’d love to try these out. What brand of castile soap do you use?
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I will be trying this for sure! Thanks for sharing your post at our very first #LivingwithStyle Linky Party! I hope that you will link up again next Wednesday! ~Dianne
This is awesome! I’m going to have to try this!
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