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Friday, July 15, 2011

Homemade Eye Make-Up Remover

Thanks to a friend of mine, when I noted that you should not take your eye make-up off w/my homemade face wash, I was asked about recipes for homemade eye make-up remover. Hmmm . . . that was one I hadn't researched &, of course, I would love to make my own.

Something I learned from having been a make-up
artist ~ &, unfortunately, from my own experience ~ we should NOT use oily eye make-up removers b/c they leave a little bit of oil on your eyes w/every swipe. And, after a while, the only way to truly clean it off is w/eye surgery. Ick! Not for me! Also, if you are a contact lens wearer, I'm sure you've already been told that you can completely ruin them w/oils.

What's a girl to do?
Here are a few recipes that I am going to try. Why don't you pick one ~ or all ~ & try them w/me & let me know what you think?
**NOTE** When doing ANYTHING around your eye ~ applying moisturizer, putting on or taking off eye make-up, etc. ~ DO NOT RUB!!!! Lightly tap or lightly gloss over, preferably using your ring finger as it is the weakest of your fingers.

Recipe #1 ~

Now, of course, after I've told you not to use oil around your eyes, I'm going to quantify that w/the ONLY one I would trust. (HA! Nothing like starting out w/a little confusion!) This oil is "the oily skin oil" b/c it doesn't clog pores & even oily skins can use it (sparingly). It's grape seed oil. It's a very light, very clean oil & is relatively non-greasy.

2 TB aloe vera gel (NOT juice) 
2 ts grape seed oil
~Mix together in a clean jar (a clean, used one is fine)
~Stir w/a clean finger, toothpick or small wooden stir stick before using

~W/your clean finger, LIGHTLY apply & LIGHTLY work around your closed eyes & eye lashes
~GENTLY wipe off w/a tissue using your ring finger

Recipe #2 ~

1 part gentle, unscented baby shampoo

10 parts water

~Mix together in a clean bottle (a clean, used one is fine)
~Shake before using

~Using a cotton ball or cotton pad,
LIGHTLY apply & LIGHTLY work around your closed eyes & eye lashes
~GENTLY wipe off w/a tissue

Recipe #3 ~

. . . Is hardly a recipe at all.
~Simply dip a cotton ball in a small saucer of milk (preferably raw) OR yogurt & LIGHTLY work around your closed eyes & eye lashes.
~GENTLY wipe off w/a tissue using your ring finger.

Who'da thunk it? Possibly your best eye make-up remover is already in your frig or cupboards!

Let me know how these work for you.

Blessings from Ohio . . . Kim<><


  1. Wow, what great recipes....thanks for sharing cause I had no idea about not using oil to remove makeup on the eyes....yikes!

    Have a great weekend.

    (posting anonymous since my blogger is still having problems...treasuresevermore.blogspot.com)

  2. I will try these. I use olive oil.

  3. I use grape seed oil to "wash" my face all the time, I will have to try mixing it with aloe vera too! thanks for the tips!


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