Give this DIY Makeup Remover recipe a try ⏤ it’s plant-based skin care at its finest. Ditch the store-bought, your skin and the environment will thank you!
About the ingredients/supplies
You already know how amazing coconut oil is as a beauty product, but just in case you need a refresher, here are some things to note…It’s the perfect ingredient for this DIY Makeup Remover because it’s a natural skin moisturizer, and it won’t leave your skin feeling stripped and dry. Coconut oil is rich in Vitamin E, antioxidants and fatty acids, so it will nourish and heal your skin, reduce inflammation and help remove the day’s dirt and grime with ease.
Don’t let the name fool you ⏤ witch hazel is no joke! It acts as an astringent, great for tightening and toning the skin, and the best part? It’s from a flowering plant that has been used for centuries. It not only detoxifies and purifies, but has medicinal properties to help reduce inflammation and soothe irritation. Just check the ingredients on yours to be sure it’s in it’s purest form. I love Thayers ⏤ see above for a link to snag some of that goodness!
Lavender essential oil
Did you know that Lavender has cleansing properties? The word lavender comes from the French word laver which means ‘to clean or wash’. Isn’t that something?! And besides it’s cleaning properties, it has calming and soothing properties, which will make for a relaxing makeup removing routine for sure. And the scent ⏤ it’s perfect!
Get yourself some distilled water ⏤ it’s the best option for the cleanest DIY Makeup Remover possible since it doesn’t contain any of the nasty minerals found in tap water 🤮However, if you don’t have distilled water, filtered water is a close second.
These organic cotton rounds are a great way to remove your makeup ⏤ they are not only chemical-free and 100% cotton, but biodegradable too! Cotton is great for sensitive skin and doesn’t contain any irritants. 🚨Buyer beware: not all cotton rounds are actually made of cotton ⏤ a lot of the more price-conscious brands contain synthetic fibers and chemicals that may not be so great on sensitive skin. These will also degrade and won’t stick around for years and years and years. Do yourself (and the environment) a favor and buy 100% cotton.
I’ve repurposed an old food jar to make my DIY Makeup Remover, so if you have something at home to use, feel free! If not, I’ve linked up a worthy alternative, scroll up to see it! 👆🏾Re-using containers is a simple way to reduce your footprint and help out the environment. And, if you are using a food jar with a sticky-icky label on it, I have just the thing to help remove it… Check out my DIY Goo Gone recipe for all the deets.
How to make
- Remove the lid of your air-tight container and get ready to add:
- 2 tablespoons of Coconut oil, 1 tablespoon of Witch hazel
- Next add, 2 tablespoons of Distilled water
- Follow that up with 4 drops of Lavender essential oil
- Add the lid to your container and give the jar a good shake to combine the ingredients
- Next, add your cotton rounds, add the lid yet again and swirl to saturate the cotton rounds with the mixture
- All done!
- When I run out of cotton rounds, I simply add more.
- And when both cotton rounds and the DIY Makeup Remover solution is finished, I simply give my container a rinse and re-make the recipe!
- A simple DIY that is better for the environment and better for your skin!