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How to make your own natural make up remover

Updated on January 31, 2013
Removing makeup
Removing makeup

Makeup remover

Making your own makeup remover is a great way to get healthier skin and save some money. I have pretty sensitive skin and sometimes using the store bought removers would dry out my skin. This sent me searching for a more natural alternative. I was surprised to see how well each of these really worked. These quick simple recipes will leave your skin feeling clean and soft.

Olive oil
Olive oil | Source

Extra virgin olive oil

This is the most simple solution to make and it only takes a few minutes to put together. You only need three items and you probably already have them at home.

What you will need

  • Water
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Small empty container or spray bottle (4 to 6 ounce)

What to do next

  • Fill the bottle two thirds water
  • Fill the empty space with olive oil
  • Seal the container

All you have to do now is to remember to shake before using because the water and oil will separate. If this is not strong enough add more oil and put in less water.

baby oil
baby oil

Baby wash and baby oil

This solution is great for sensitive skin.

What you will need

  • Baby oil
  • Tear free baby wash
  • Small container or spray bottle ( 4 to 6 ounce)

What to do next

  • Put one teaspoon baby oil into the container
  • Put one table spoon of the baby soap into the container
  • Fill the rest with water
  • Stir slowly to avoid bubbling
  • Seal container

witch hazel
witch hazel

Witch hazel

This is a great solution to use if you are prone to acne. Witch hazel evens out the natural oils in your skin.

What you will need

  • Witch hazel
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Water
  • Small container or spray bottle (4 to 6 ounce)

What to do next

  • Fill the container one third of the way up with witch hazel
  • Fill another third of the container with olive oil
  • Fill the rest of the remaining space with witch hazel

This is a great solution to use if you have sensitive skin or oily skin. It is also great at helping fight off acne.


Why these work so well

These solutions work really well and none of them contain harsh chemicals or anything that will dry out your skin.

Extra virgin olive oil

This stuff is slick enough to remove the make up and is good for your skin. The olive oil does not dry out your skin because it helps seal in moisture. It contains vitamins A and E and both of these are great for your skin.

Witch hazel

This stuff has been used for a long time to treat all kinds of skin conditions. Eczema and even for wrinkles. Witch hazel contains antioxidant properties that sooth and repair skin.

Baby oi

Baby oil is gentle on the skin . It is a great moisturizer and is slick enough to easily remove makeup.

Baby wash

Baby wash is very gentle soap especially tear free. Since it soap it is good at removing makeup. Since it is tear free it won't aggravate your skin or eyes.


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