Feb 8, 2013

Homemade Eye Makeup Remover

Hi everyone! Today I bring to you a super easy, super effective, super saving and super good for you, eye makeup remover recipe!

You only need 2 ingredients to whip up this concoction and less than 2 minutes to whip it up!

What you will need: 

A small travel bottle, Witch Hazel and Olive Oil (preferably Extra Virgin).

Olive Oil has been known for quite some time to be incredible for the skin. It is packed with nutrients and antioxidants that help promote younger looking skin. I tone down the oiliness with witch hazel; it just gives it a more refreshing feel to me, especially when I've had my eye makeup on all day.



How to make it:
Pour small amount of witch hazel into bottle- I always make this in small batches so it doesn't spoil.


Then pour an equal amount of olive oil. Once the oil separates (doesn't take long) you will see the 1/2 to 1/2 ratio.



This is what it looks like once the oil separates. As you can see, I poured just a bit more olive oil than witch hazel, but I don't mind. The ratio is really up to you. You can even use it straight if you'd like!

This is what it looks like when you shake it; which you should always do before using! This amount, which is about  1/4 of the bottle, lasts me about 2 weeks.
 How to use it:

- shake your bottle so the witch hazel and olive oil are mixed again
- generously apply the eye makeup remover to a cotton ball
- hold the cotton ball to your closed eye for about 20 seconds. This gives the oil time to break down all the gunk.
-Then gently swipe downward, over and over.
-repeat if needed

*Obviously you will need to wash your face afterward. But even for the time the olive oil sits on your eye area, it's doing it's job of delivering all the nutrients and antioxidants to that area. I even notice my eyelashes begin to look healthier and longer as opposed to when I don't use this consistently.


And if the proof is in the "pudding", then here is my pudding" to show you:

Here is one of my eyes just waiting to be stripped down from all the gunk it's had on all day!
I applied extra mascara that day, just to show you how awesome this eye makeup remover really is!





And here is the same eye about 1 minute later!



Here is a side by side comparison
I love this stuff; it not only works, but is so soothing to the eye area. It's so much better than the stuff you pay money for that's full of chemicals and skin irritants. This is an all natural, good for you, eye makeup remover that actually works! So whether you love to sport a smokey eye, or a more natural eye, this baby will always have you covered at the end of the day:)

Credit: I first heard about using olive oil to remove makeup from Michelle Phan. You can find her blog post here. I just re-formulated it to something that worked best for me.

Do you have another home made eye makeup remover recipe you would like to share? I'd love to hear about it!

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17 comments:

Anna Elizabeth said...

This is perfect because I have been in a 'tizzy' trying to find make up remover for my eyes that doesn't irritate them! Thanks for sharing!!

XO
AnnaElizabethLifestyle

Selene Galindo said...

Guess that was perfect timing then! This should work well for you; I have sensitive eyes too. Glad this helped!

Abby @ Just a Girl and Her Blog said...

This is awesome-and so simple! I love using products from home rather than the store-bought ones with more chemicals. Thanks for sharing this!

~Abby =)

Selene Galindo said...

Hi Abby, thanks for stopping by! I'm glad you liked it!

Lori @ A Bright and Beautiful Life said...

Thank you for visiting my site, Selene. Here I am popping on over to your's to see what you're all about. I love all of the make-up/beauty tips. Thanks for sharing them. You have a great blog. I'll check back again, soon. Have a lovely day.

Selene Galindo said...

Hi Lori, thanks for visiting mine as well! I'm so glad you enjoyed my blog!

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much for sharing this awesome idea!! What a great way to save money. I will definitely be making some. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent! So thrilled to have you share with us. Have a wonderful weekend. :)
Hugs
Kathy

Selene Galindo said...

It was my pleasure Kathy:) I'm glad you will give it a try; it really does work very well without irritating the eyes. Have a wonderful weekend too! See you Sunday on your link party!

Sabrina said...

I love olive oil. You may also use coconut butter and witch hazel whipped together. I also add a few drops of vitamin A and E. and 2-3 drops of E.O. (orange, grapefruit, or another one). This could work as a cream. Make only vey small batches as it goes on your face. Lotions with water (from witch hazel) are a good medium for bacteria.

Sabrina said...

I love olive oil. You may also use coconut butter and witch hazel whipped together. I also add a few drops of vitamin A and E. and 2-3 drops of E.O. (orange, grapefruit, or another one). This could work as a cream. Make only vey small batches as it goes on your face. Lotions with water (from witch hazel) are a good medium for bacteria.

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

That's good to know, Sabrina!! Thanks for the 411!

LilNikita said...

I've been using olive oil as my eye make-up remover for a while now, but I never thought about mixing it with my witch hazel. Also, all this time I never allowed my olive oil to sit first prior to removing my make-up. I will definitely try your tips. Thanks Selene!

LilNikita said...

...By the way I love your eye make-up in your pictures.

Unknown said...

Thank you for the instructions with the recipe. I never thought of letting it sit. I have super sensitive eyes and I am trying to avoid extra irritation to the skin there as well. :D

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Hi! I'm so glad the tips helped you out!!!

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thank you!!

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Letting it sit really makes a huge difference! You will notice you have to tug the eye area less to remove the mascara!