Homemade Eye Makeup Remover
More than 3 years ago I shared my recipe for Homemade Eye Makeup Remover.
I'd been a “Cover Girl” gal for years — basically because I had super-sensitive skin and found a few OTC cosmetic items that didn't make me break out (most of the time) and well, I really didn't think about the toxins that I was putting on my skin.
Now that I think about it, I almost shudder at the thought.
Thankfully, over the years I've replaced most of the toxic things I was using in my home and on my body, with things like my Homemade Jojoba Face Wash, Amazing No-Streak Glass Cleaner, Easiest Baby Wipes, Homemade Foaming Soap, and Easy Natural Dishwasher Rinse Aid.
Anyway, in the healthy living circles that I run in sometimes, there are, of course, those who don't wear makeup at all, and those who use coconut oil for just about everything.
Well, I do wear makeup, and coconut oil and my skin don't always get along.
Did you know that coconut oil is comedogenic? That means it frequently causes acne.
And for me, putting coconut oil on my eyes left them feeling greasy — and make it not that easy to apply makeup the next day.
I was looking for something better, and I found it.
The Eye Makeup Remover Testing
So in 2012, I sought out to find a new way to get my eye makeup off – sans the toxins and while saving money too.
I tried a bunch of recipes and really hit the jackpot with this recipe, and have heard from many people about how great it works.
Because it does!
But I did think it needed a few improvements for skin health.
Here's the updated recipe:
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Homemade Eye Makeup Remover – with Lash Strengthening Ingredients
Makes about 1/3 cup
2 Tbsp witch hazel
2 Tbsp oil of choice (like jojoba oil, almond oil, etc.)
2 Tbsp water (please use filtered water. I use the Berkey.)
1 tsp castor oil
1 tsp almond oil
1 tsp liquid coconut oil
1-2 capsules vitamin E (If you only have liquid Vitamin E, use about 1/4 – 1/2 tsp)
1. Add ingredients to your container / dispenser.
2. Shake well.
3. Wipe on closed eyelids with clean fingers, or moisten cotton ball / makeup pad / cotton round and swipe over closed eyelids.
To clean up stray makeup on face, put a tiny amount on fingers or dip cotton swab in mixture and clean.
When washing face afterwards, make sure to get some cleanser on your eye area if you wish to remove the remaining oily residue.
I guarantee you will love how this works.
Other Non-Toxic Eye Makeup Remover Options
Don't feel like making your own Eye Makeup Remover? Here are a few options for you.
This Instant Eye Makeup Remover from Beautycounter has been raved upon. It contains zero toxins and easily removes makeup.
This Baby Oil from Beautycounter is very convenient as an Eye Makeup Remover plus it has no harmful additives like most Baby Oils on the market.
The pump dispenses just the right amount each time with no oil running all over the place onto your hands and your countertop, etc.
Their Organic Makeup Remover is in the bottom right of the image – and you can see some of their cosmetic options there as well.
It literally is the best store-bought makeup remover that I have ever used. I haven't tried tons, but I LOVE this. I don't need a lot and it lasts a long time.
And while we're on the topic of Eye Makeup, please do make sure that you are using non-toxic products on your eyes. They are a very sensitive area of your body so it's especially important. I have been through a lot with different companies, finding out that many are not being honest about what is in their products. From ingredients not being listed on the labels to missing ingredients that ought to be there.
There can even be high levels of heavy metals in cosmetics and beauty products, so be careful!
I personally use and love Beautycounter for my cosmetics. They test every batch of products and they have very strict standards. AND their products are just gorgeous. You can read more about what I love about Beautycounter here.
Note about the witch hazel: The one I link to has a small amount of a preservative. There are plenty of other alcohol free witch hazels – they all (from what I can tell) have additives like rose water, aloe vera, etc.
What do you use to remove YOUR eye makeup?
Post updated: 5/29/17
Photo Credits: Naomi Huzovicova