I have been eyeing Almay eye makeup remover pads for a while, but one can only get 40 pads for $7 which is a bit too pricey, especially since we use at least two pads each time to take off makeup. There are other options available as well, but they are either too pricey or not potent enough to gently yet effectively remove makeup. There is an app on my phone which is a forum to share DIY tips and somebody had shared a tip on how to make this DIY makeup remover wipes. I tried making them and checked their efficacy against waterproof makeup, and only after I have been fully satisfied, I started to write the post.
- 2 cups of distilled water.
- Coconut oil.
- Castor oil.
- No more Tears baby shampoo.
- Vitamin E capsule.
- Empty jar.
- Cotton pads or kitchen towel roll.
- Measuring cup.
- Mixing bowl.
Steps To Follow:
Step 1: Find a clean work space and spread a newspaper to prevent any spillage from ruining the work space.
Step 2: Start by adding two cups of distilled water in a mixing bowl.
Step 3: Add two to three table spoons of coconut oil to water; amount can vary as per personal preference, but remember coconut oil is highly comedogenic and can cause acne.
Step 4: Add one to two tablespoons of castor oil.
Step 5: Add two tablespoons of baby shampoo and mix the mixture till lather forms. If you desire more lather, then a spoonful of shampoo can be further added.
Step 6: Finally, add a few drops of Vitamin E oil.
Step 7: Vigorously mix the mixture. Place a few cotton pads at the bottom of the jar and add a little mixture then place some more pads and pour some more mixture over the top. Repeat till all the pads are placed in the jar and covered with the solution.
Step 8: Let these pads sit for a while till they have completely absorbed the solution. Then, test it to remove makeup. I have used it to remove Milani black eye liner which is rather difficult to remove.
Points to note:
- Use optimum quantity of “No More Tears” shampoo or it can hurt the eyes.
- Essential oils such as lavender and tea tree can be added.
- Watch the amount of oil being added because excess oil can clog pores and cause acne.
- Instead of pads, kitchen towel rolls can also be used to make makeup remover wipes.
I am happy with my DIY project because:
- It’s cheap (would cost less than $10).
- Removes eye makeup easily.
- Leaves skin clean, the residue can be washed off with warm water.
- No side effects.
- Would suit all skin types.
Do try it yourself and let me know 🙂
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