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Easy, Cheap DIY Homemade Makeup Remover Recipes

Updated on June 1, 2015
Do IT Yourself (DIY) Homemade Makeup Remover Recipes just for you
Do IT Yourself (DIY) Homemade Makeup Remover Recipes just for you

Are you tired of spending money on makeup remover wipes or liquids at the store? Do you worry about the health effects of the ingredients used in popular commercial cosmetic and beauty products? Have you been wanting to try an organic and safer makeup remover option but haven’t got the money to buy them?

If you answered yes to all of these questions, love do it yourself products, don’t mind getting your hands dirty and want to SAVE money; this hub is for you. You can find these ingredients and products lying around your house or buy them from your grocery or health food store.

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What You Will Need

  • Avocados
  • Oils (such as EVOO, olive, jojoba, grape-seed, avocado, coconut, castor, vegetable, canola oil)
  • Aloe Vera juice or gel
  • Baby shampoo
  • Hair conditioner
  • Petroleum jelly
  • Regular face cleanser
  • Cotton swabs
  • Cotton balls or cotton pad balls,
  • Containers (seal-able plastic cups, bottle, or bowls)
  • Spoon
  • Towel (it can get messy)

Olive oil
Olive oil | Source

Oil Mix Makeup Remover Recipes

It might seem a bit strange to use oil on your skin, but this may work for you! Test it out

Take your favorite oils. I recommend coconut, grape seed, avocado oil or jojoba Oil. Castor oil is good too but it may be a bit heavy for your skin. You can also use oils you cook with such as olive oil (preferably extra virgin olive oil/EVOO), vegetable oil, or canola oil. (it may seem a bit ratchet but try it out). You can use one oil, you can a mix of different oils together, a mix of oil and water/H20 or aloe Vera juice or gel.

Here are some DIY oil mix recipe examples:

Grapeseeds
Grapeseeds

Castor and Grapeseed Oil Mix

Mix castor and grapeseed oil in a sealable bottle or bowl

Stir or shake up the mix (be careful not to make a mess)

Blot a bit of the mix onto a cotton ball or pad

Rub gently all over face

Wash it off with your regular face cleanser or with water


Quick Tip

Castor oil is considered a heavy oil by some, so use sparingly.

See your doctor if you have sensitive skin.

Jojoba oil
Jojoba oil | Source

H20 and Jojoba Oil Mix

Mix 2 parts water/H20 and 1 part Jojoba oil in a sealable bottle or bowl

Stir or shake up the mix (again be careful)

Blot a bit of the mix onto a cotton ball or pad

Rub gently all over face

Wash it off with your regular face cleanser or with water


Quick Tip

Keep in mind that the oil and water will separate so remember to shake well before each use.

Aloe from an Aloe Vera Plant
Aloe from an Aloe Vera Plant | Source

Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) and Aloe Vera Gel or Juice

Mix 2 parts Aloe Vera Gel or Juice and 1/2 part of EVOO oil in a sealable bottle or bowl

Stir or shake up the mix (again be careful)

Blot a bit of the mix onto a cotton ball or pad

Rub gently all over face

Wash it off with your regular face cleanser

Again keep in mind that the oil and water will separate so remember to shake well before each use.

Avocado
Avocado | Source

Avocado DIY Makeup Remover

Gather an avocado, q-tips/cotton swaps, knife, small plastic bottle or bowl with a top

Cut a small piece of avocado (the size of a dime will do)

Swab the greenish oils from the avocado with a q-tips/cotton swaps

Rub it gently all over your face and wash it off with soap

Put the avocado on the bowl and save it in the refrigerator for later

Not So DIY: Products You Can Use

Haven't have any oil or avocados yet? Not to worry these are some "Not So DIY products that are probably lying around your house!!!! So no need to spent money!!!

Johnson's baby shampoo
Johnson's baby shampoo | Source

Children’s/Infant Shampoo

Children’s/Infant Shampoo, which is a lot gentler with less harsh chemicals. Again organic brands are better!!!

Blot a bit of hair conditioner onto a cotton ball or pad

Rub gently all over face

Wash it off

Hair conditioner

Hair conditioner (any brand will do, organic is better!):

Blot a bit of hair conditioner onto a cotton ball or pad

Rub gently all over face

Wash it off

Makeup remover

Vaseline aka Petroleum jelly
Vaseline aka Petroleum jelly | Source

Petroleum Jelly

Blot a bit of hair conditioner onto a cotton ball or pad

Rub gently all over face

Wash it off

Last Minute Tips, Advice and Information

Aloe Vera juice or the gel comes from the aloe Vera plant. Aloe Vera has a bunch of benefits that includes the fact that it acts like a cooling agent filled with vitamins and amino acids. It soothes and calms the skin and moisturize it (it is made up of over 90 percent water).

Olive and EVOO oils are one of best oils that can penetrate the skin shaft. EVOO resembles the human’s skin natural oil production (no clog pores or dry skin!!) so it feels light and easy on your skin

If you have sensitive skin, use these recipes with caution. Try the ingredients individually and these mixes on a small patch on your skin to see how your skin reacts. Adjust accordingly. Even if you don't have sensitive skin, test out these different mixtures and ingredients to see what works for your skin!!! If one recipe doesn’t work for you its ok, it’s not for you, try another recipe mix!!!!

Organic ingredients though more expensive, is always the best in the long run. Great places to get organic ingredients is Trader Joe's, Whole Goods, and health food stores.

Make sure you wash out mixes when you are finished.

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I HOPE THESE RECIPES ARE USEFUL TO YOU. GOOD LUCK!!! AND THANKS FOR READING!!!

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