Natural Makeup Remover Recipe
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I don't know about you, but I can not stand to sleep in makeup.  I wake up feeling icky and head straight to the shower to wash the ick away.  (Yes, "ick" is a word because I just used it.  Ergo, it's now a word.  Try to use it at least once today.)

Even though I use natural and homemade makeup, I still don't want it clogging my pores.  For me, clogged pores = instant breakout.  The problem lies in that I am exhausted by the time I go to bed, so I needed something easy and quick.  This natural makeup remover couldn't be easier because you make your own makeup remover pads, so just grab one, wipe, and you are ready to go to bed.  You can't use these wipes on your eyes, but don't worry--keep scrolling down for an eye makeup remover recipe that's even easier.

Natural Makeup Remover

This recipe is fairly simple with just a few ingredients.  You can customize it for your skin type, too!  If you are prone to breakouts, don't omit the tea tree oil.  If you have oily skin, you might want to skip the vitamin E oil.  I have a zillion mason jars because I can, so I use one of the 4 ounce jelly jars.  You could also use anything that is wide enough for your cotton pads but isn't too tall.

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What You Need

  1. Mix all of your ingredients together.  Pierce the vitamin E capsules with a sterilized pin to squeeze out the oil.
  2. Place 25 cotton pads in the plastic container and pour liquid over them.  Cover and shake.  If you have liquid left over, add more pads until all of the liquid is absorbed.  
  3. Turn the stack of pads over, add 2 tablespoons water, and cover again to store.
  4. To use, wipe your face with a cotton pad.  Avoid the eye area. 
Wasn't that easy?  You don't even have to rinse after using this natural makeup remover.  The witch hazel dissolves makeup, dirt, and oil while the soap gently cleanses your skin.  Vitamin E nourishes your skin, and the tea tree oil kills bacteria.  

How to Remove Eye Makeup

Don't use this recipe to remove eye makeup because the witch hazel and soap can irritate your eyes.  I have an even simpler way to get your eyeshadow and mascara off--Coconut oil!  Is there anything coconut oil can't do?  I don't think so.  

Just warm a little bit of coconut oil in your hand and gently rub all over your eye area, including lashes.  Use a cotton pad--not the ones you just made!--to wipe away your makeup.  

Coconut oil makes an excellent natural eye cream, so there's no need to rinse or wash off.

I just gave you two awesome natural makeup removers, so you don't have any excuse to sleep in your makeup.  Trust me, your skin will thank you!

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Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, and a goat. She loves coffee, Gilmore Girls, her chihuahua, and her kids, but not in that order.