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Homemade 2 in 1 Eye Make-Up Remover and Eye Cream

Updated on September 29, 2013
Homemade 2 in 1 Eye Make-Up Remover and Eye Cream
Homemade 2 in 1 Eye Make-Up Remover and Eye Cream | Source

Friends Forever ~

What is a friend? Someone you can count on, someone you trust and believe in.

Here are three friends of mine that I know fit the bill of what a friend is. They can be counted on, relied upon, I know they will deliver on their promises and I know they will always be there for me during the years ahead. Recently they let me into a secret that I am sharing with you today.

They not only remove eye make-up efficiently but also provide deep moisturizing and nourishing benefits of an eye cream. Stubborn eyeliner, mascara or eyeshadow will quickly disappear once this threesome is let loose. Delicate skin around the eye is kept supple and conditioned with these ladies waving their magic wand of benefits.

Let me introduce my friends:

The Beauty of a Rose

the hippest oil around - rosehip seed oil
the hippest oil around - rosehip seed oil | Source

Ingredients ~ The Three Amigos

Coconut Oil – benefits include moisturizing and nourishing, full of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, helps minimize fine lines and wrinkles, absorbs quickly, heals scars, protects the skin, removes any puffiness or dark circles around the eye and is totally versatile and cost effective.

Rosehip Seed Oil - benefits of this light oil include being rich in fatty acids and antioxidants, moisturizing, excellent for dry, dehydrated, sun damaged or sensitive skin, one of the best oils for treating wrinkles and preventing premature aging of the skin, rejuvenating, regenerating, smoothing, improves elasticity of the skin, heals scar tissue, is versatile and may be used safely on children and babies.

Lavender Oil – benefits include antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic; tones and revitalizes the skin; will help soothe skin conditions such as acne, dermatitis, eczema or psoriasis. You have the additional benefit of this oil’s therapeutic properties which include it being relaxing, calming and helps headaches and insomnia.

Lavender

calming, soothing and balancing oil
calming, soothing and balancing oil | Source

Eye Cream or Make-Up Removing

gently pat around the eye
gently pat around the eye | Source

Suzie’s Top Tip ~

Whenever you are using a cotton pad (or Q-tip) for cleansers, toners or eye make-up remover:

First dampen cotton pads with water and press out excess gently by placing in-between the palms of the hands. It is less abrasive on the skin and will not pull the skin.

You will use less product this way too!

2 in 1 Recipe ~

1/2 cup Organic Virgin Coconut Oil

5 tsp Organic Rosehip Seed Oil

Organic Therapeutic Grade Lavender Essential Oil

Small Sterilized Jar (4 oz) or

Variety of Jars or Containers (optional)

Glass Pyrex Jug

Saucepan

Toothpick (cocktail stick, plastic cosmetic spatula or teaspoon)


Method:

  • Add coconut oil into the pyrex jug or glass bowl. The jug I find handy for pouring.
  • Sit it in a saucepan of hot water and melt gently on the stove.
  • When fully melted, remove from the saucepan.
  • Add in the rosehip seed oil and mix together.
  • Have your container(s) ready.
  • Pour your 2 in 1 to near the top of your container.
  • Guide to lavender drops:
  • For small jars 1-2 oz size, add 5-7 drops of lavender.
  • For lip balm style containers (tins or jars) add 2-3 drops lavender
  • For tiny “on the move travel size” contact lens containers, add 1 drop to each side.
  • Place your containers in the fridge for the 2 in 1 to solidify, approximately an hour.


To Apply:

  • Make sure all hair is off the face by clipping back or use a hairband.
  • Using a spatula, take a tiny amount of product and apply it gently with the ring finger (less pressure) over the eye area in small tapping movements.
  • Massage in gently to loosen up eye make-up.
  • Using a damp cotton pad gently sweep across the eyelid.
  • For eyeliner and mascara or any make-up close to the lash line ALWAYS use a Q-tip for eye make-up remover.
  • This is a double whammy recipe which can benefit both removal of make-up AND provide all you need in an eye cream, day or night.
  • Sometimes I like to use a quick lick of rosewater or cucumber juice on a damp cotton pad to soothe and remove the final traces of make-up and apply a little more 2 in 1 as eye cream.

Recycle a Contact Lense Case for your 2 in 1

my homemade blinged contact lense case Jamie made and sent me from Texas as a gift!
my homemade blinged contact lense case Jamie made and sent me from Texas as a gift! | Source

Keep it Simple

Homemade 2 in 1 is cost effective and safer
Homemade 2 in 1 is cost effective and safer | Source

Tips and Suggestions ~

Remember LESS IS MORE . . . go with what you think is enough when applying and HALVE it. Most of us are guilty of thinking we need more product than we do.

You can leave out essential oil completely if you wish.

Good substitute essential oils but pricier are Frankincense, Myrrh, Rose and Carrot Seed.

Coconut oil may be used alone if you are keen to simplify further AND it is super for moisturizing the face and body just the way it is.

Rosehip Seed Oil is my newest BF and really is worth having for skin care, it is marvellous! You can use it on it’s own as a skin moisturizer or incorporate into recipes in place of other oils such as olive oil, sweet almond or jojoba oil.

If you want you can use Vitamin E Oil instead of rosehip oil use the following guide for quantities:

For small jars (1-2 oz) use 4-5 capsules (4 - 41/2 tsp)

For lip balm container use 2 capsules (1 tsp)

For tiny on the move travel size use 1 capsule (1/2 tsp)

Which product do you prefer?

See results

Food for Thought . . . .

Having a product that doubles up is so useful and the fact it uses oils may surprise some. Oils are super effective in removing not just eye make-up but for cleansing the face. The right oil is what makes the difference as some are light and absorb quickly, others are heavier and will not absorb fast.

The fact that you know exactly what is going on your eyes is a big plus. No hidden chemicals, toxins or synthetic fragrances and by choosing to buy organic you are using the very best of quality with maximum nutrients. Even organic options in these oils are not too costly and you can utilize them in a variety of ways in the home.

"Creating health awareness through homemade beauty solutions"

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Author Info ~

Information on the author, her bio and full body of works available @ Suzie HQ

Credit to homesteadbound ~

All dividers used in this hub are used with permission granted on hub, Creating Dividers to Use on Your Hubs

© 2013 Suzanne Ridgeway

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      Randi Benlulu 3 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Up, awesome, useful and, as I'm sure you've guessed....pinned! This is exactly what I need. Some of those plants I planted yesterday were lavender. I wasn't thinking about my skin. We recently found 2 scorpions in our new house and I read that they don't like the scent of lavender. I am growing some to keep by the front door. If it doesn't work, at least I'll have eye cream! Thank you!

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      Jill Spencer 3 years ago from United States

      Another beautiful hub! Voted up, awesome & shared. (:

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      Shauna L Bowling 3 years ago from Central Florida

      Suzie, as mentioned before, I don't wear eye makeup anymore. But, I've noticed lately that the skin above my upper eyelids (which are very oily) is sagging and almost covers my upper lid. Will this cream help that? What can I do to fix the sagging skin?

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      Judy Specht 3 years ago from California

      I was wondering if I could eliminate the lavender and you answered my thoughts. Good work.

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      Rose Clearfield 3 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      It's so great to have another beauty product that is functional as well as beneficial for the skin! I'm sure that the eye area feels so refreshed after you use this makeup remover. Thanks for this fabulous, detailed recipe.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Randi,

      The lavender will be such an addition to your home! Yep, I remember in the movie "A Good Year" something being put on windowsills to detract scorpions (I think?) and I thought it was lavender. i want it too when in Italy and you just reminded me that MJ came across one in our garage there so yipee! Snakes and scorpions at our property with lots of little geckos thrown in! Glad you enjoyed this and thank you sincerely for all the support :-)

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Jill,

      Many thanks, so good to know you enjoyed!! Appreciate your votes and sharing!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Shauna,

      The perfect remedy for you is egg white. Apply over the area with a q-tip and let it dry. It is such a good remedy for droopy or saggy eyelids. Sometimes you may have to apply it a few times to get the right spot but do this and you should see instant lift that can last up to a day or 2. This eye cream will help any lines, wrinkles or dehydrated areas of the eye so if using it , apply under the eye and to the sides. The other eye cream with vitamin E may suit you better or the eye serum. using a light oil such as jojoba or grapeseed is excellent too as they absorb quickly.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi tirelesstraveler,

      Glad you enjoyed and yes lavender as you saw can be easily replaced or essential oil may be omitted altogether.

      The beauty of making your own is you can work to your own needs. Cheers for your interest!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Rose,

      There are so many wonderful ingredients around us I am always fascinated and intrigued to discover more and more! A 2 in 1 product I thought would be so useful and actually it could be used all over the face as a cleanser too if needed! Appreciate your support and for taking time to comment as always I am thrilled!

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      Janet Giessl 3 years ago from Georgia country

      I love 2 in 1 products. This is a great beauty product with some nice ingredients. Thank you for sharing another gem.

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      Shauna L Bowling 3 years ago from Central Florida

      Suzie, do I leave the egg white on and do I whisk it first?

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      Heidi Thorne 3 years ago from Chicago Area

      This looks like something I could even do. And I always have lavender oil on hand anyway. Thanks for the ideas, as always!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Janet,

      i thought a 2 in 1 would be good to do as it can benefit us all and can be used as a face cleanser too. Ideal for travelling too. Glad you enjoyed this recipe!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi heidi,

      Lovely to see you! I hope you give it a go and enjoy using your gorgeous lavender oil! The ultimate essential oil in my opinion and one of my favorites!! Probably why I have made so many things with it - LOVE it! Appreciate you taking time to comment :-)

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Shauna,

      Don't know what happened because I commented back to you! No need to whisk the egg whites, just apply!

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      This is a very useful idea. I don't like to use the commercial brands as they tend to dry out the eye area. Thanks!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi teaches,

      Simplicity is the key and this is so useful for both removing makeup and keeping the eye area hydrated so enjoy whipping it up! Thanks so much for your comment and interest, always great to receive from you :-)

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      Laura Writes 3 years ago

      I definitely need to try this because I already have all the ingredients I need and my current makeup remover burns when I use it...that's probablyyy not a good thing

      Thanks for the useful hub

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Londonlady,

      Appreciate your comment and hope you enjoy making it! Eyes are delicate and need less astringent products than the rest of the face maybe your current makeup remover has too much if it makes the skin sting. It could also be the chemicals in the remover causing a reaction. Thanks again for popping in!

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      Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany

      This is another great idea Suzie. I would love to try this as I only use olive oil for removing make up when I have it on. Voted this up and shared. Happy sunday!

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      vespawoolf 3 years ago from Peru, South America

      I really like the idea of this combo eye cream/makeup remover. I have all the ingredients at home, so I plan to try this when I return. We have been on the road in the U.S. for two months, visiting friends and family, and are preparing for our return trip. I look forward to catching up on all your interesting and well-written Hubs!

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      Mary Craig 3 years ago from New York

      The eye area is so sensitive, what better way to remove makeup there than naturally.

      I just bought some coconut oil and after reading this I'm glad I did. Another great hub to add to the already great ones you've written Suzie Q. Lots of good tips too.

      Voted up, useful, awesome, and interesting. Oh, and pinned.

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      vespawoolf 3 years ago from Peru, South America

      Since I have all of these ingredients, I will definitely mix up a batch of your eye makeup remover/moisturizer. I have been using olive oil but it's a bit heavy. I don't use rosehip oil on my face because it's not the best for acne-prone complexions, but I think it would work great on my eyes. Another great DIY beauty treatment, SuzieHQ! Thanks so much.

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      Sheila Brown 2 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      This sounds awesome! I really need to start making some of my own facial products. You make it sound so easy, you have a particular talent for this type of thing!

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