Since I hardly leave the house I don’t often wear much eye makeup. So when I ran out of my fancy schmancy department store brand of eye makeup that, literally, lasted me for years I set about getting some more. But when I heard the $40 price tag I started back-tracking quicksmart. Erm, no thank you. I do believe that I will pass today. But I will be back later. Thank you so much for your time. Goodbye.
I am sure it was obvious to her that I, in fact, would not be returning to purchase the eye makeup remover. The facial wash I am currently using very clearly states to keep that business away from my eyes. I decided to use the body wash in the shower, el cheapo style and the skin around my eyes felt so dang dry and awful. And that made me worry that if I kept this business up that my wrinkles would get all that much worse. I quickly took to the craft room and dug through my stash of DIY beauty goods and I mixed up little batches of stuff until I found a recipe for an eye makeup remover that I really, really like. It soothes my eyes when I use it and cleanly takes away all of my eye makeup, even when I really glob the mascara on. Wanna know how to make your own?
For this project you will need:
Take 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and place in a small bowl. Now my first few batches were a bit lumpy and bumpy because my coconut oil was not very smooth. I’ve begun heating up my coconut oil until just liquid and proceeding and it’s much smoother on my skin. Add 1/2 tablespoon of aloe vera gel and 1/2 tablespoon of vitamin E oil.
And try to keep the cat away, if you can! :)
I researched quite a bit what essential oil I wanted to add to my eye makeup remover. I chose chamomile because it is know to be soothing for puffy eyes, help lighten dark circles beneath the eyes and is even thought to help small wrinkles like crow’s feet. For my small batch I add in about 20 drops.
Mix your batch up well and place in a small pot. I purchased the one below from Walmart in a set of 2 for about a buck.
A little goes a long way when using this. Place a small amount on your finger and rub around your eyes and onto your eyelashes. Use a cotton pad to remove the oil and makeup with it.
Now in all honesty, you can straight up just use organic coconut oil, but I figured when I have this other stuff I might as well use it!