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DIY Makeup Remover

DIY Makeup Remover

DIY Makeup Remover

Last week we posted about why you shouldn’t use your makeup wipes every day. So I was left with the question…if you don’t use your makeup wipes daily, how should you remove your makeup to keep your skin healthy? Being the Pinterest lover that I am, I instantly found several quick and easy recipes to make your own DIY makeup remover/eye makeup remover, makeup remover wipes, and sponges/cloths (to use instead of a wash cloth). They all use the same 2 or 3 ingredients: olive oil, water, and Johnson’s & Johnson’s tear free baby shampoo. Making your own makeup remover not only is easy, cheap, and so much more healthier than most of the over the counter products you find in the store (if you are looking for over the counter products, there will be a post on that later). You don’t have all of the preservatives, fragrances, and famaldihyde that you find in most make up remover products. If you really want to use products you find in the kitchen, you can opt out of using the Johnson’s & Johnson’s tear free shampoo. 

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DIY MAKEUP REMOVER/EYE MAKEUP REMOVER SOLUTION

1 cup filtered water
1/8 tsp olive oil (coconut, baby, or almond oil also works)
1 1/2 tsp Johnson’s & Johnson’s tear free baby shampoo

Stir ingredients together in a small bowl. Pour into a container.

*NOTE: You can use travel size lotion bottles, or old soap dispenser. Make sure it is a pump or tube bottle.

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DIY MAKEUP REMOVER WIPES

1 cup filtered water
1/8 tsp olive oil (coconut, baby, or almond oil also works)
1 1/2 tsp Johnson’s & Johnson’s tear free baby shampoo

1 roll of Bounty hand towels
1 container with a lid (baby wipes container, tupperware, ect.)
scissors or a knife

1. Make your DIY Makeup remover solution
2. Measure the size of your hand towels to fit the container. You can use the extra for your next batch of wipes. Use scissors or a knife to cut it to fit.
3. Place the hand towels in the container.
4. Pour the solution in the container too.
5. Let sit for about 5 minutes.
6. Pull out the paper towel holder. Place the top on. If it doesn’t have an opening (like a baby wipes container does) use a knife to cut a slit in the shape of an X into the top.

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DIY MAKEUP REMOVER PADS

2 -4 inch squares of cloth – terry cloth, knit cotton, microfiber, fleece, ect.
4 inch squares of stuffing
pins
needle and thread

1. Cut 4 inch squares of the cloth of your choice. Remember you need 2 squares for 1 pads.
2. Pin the outer edges around the squares. Turn inside out.
3. Sew the ends together. Leave about an inch or 2 open so you can stuff the pads. Turn right side out.
4. Add stuffing.
5. Sew the rest of the pad.

NOTE: You can use any cloth you like, or use any shape. To wash, throw them in a bag or use them on the hand wash cycle. If you do not have any old pieces of cloth, Michaels and Hobby Lobby both have bargain bins where you can find good cloth for cheap.

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I am going to try these DIY recipes at home and will let you know how it goes. Would you make your own makeup remover? If you have or are planning to, how did it go?

xoxoxo, Bodeoo

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