D.I.Y. Natural Eye Makeup Remover

natural makeup remover


We all know one of the most important things in maintaining healthy skin is to take off our makeup before bed at night. But, most makeup removers are completely full of chemicals, and sometimes using just face wash and water doesn’t quite do the trick. So, what can you do? Make your own all natural make up remover. It’s inexpensive and so easy to make!

What You Need:

  1. a container with an airtight seal (glass or plastic)
  2. 1 cup of water
  3. 1 tablespoon organic coconut oil
  4. 1 tablespoon of your favorite all natural or organic liquid face soap (We love Burt’s Bees Baby Bee Shampoo & Wash.)

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How to:


1. In a small saucepan, heat the water until it’s just boiling. This is to remove any impurities in the water. Let it cool for a few minutes, so that it’s still warm, but not too hot to handle.

2. Add 1 tablespoon of coconut oil to the warm water. Coconut oil is solid, but the warm water will cause it to turn into a liquid, which is what you want. Stir to combine.

3. Add 1 tablespoon of liquid face soap. Stir again.

4. Let the mixture cool and pour it into your container.

5. That’s it! You’re ready to use your makeup remover!


The best part is that the coconut oil leaves your skin so soft and not at all greasy. And it smells awesome!

This recipe has a shelf life of about 6 months.

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makeup3After the mixture cools, the oil and soap will separate from the water. This is normal and nothing to worry about. Give it a gentle shake and it’ll mix right up.




Love coconut oil as much as we do? Check out our recipe for Homemade & Natural Coconut Lotion!

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Krista lives in New York with her husband, their 4 year old daughter and 1 year old son. She teaches English at a local college and loves to read, shop, and cook. She enjoys blogging about motherhood at The Quinntessential Mommy. You can contact her via email, twitter or visit her blog.

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    This sounds like a great recipe. But I’m wondering about the coconut oil. It’s relatively solid at room temperature. Does it stay solidified in the mixture? Our house is cold in the winter – will I be rubbing “oil chunks” on my face?


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    Wendi McKeone


    if I use an essential oil in place of the soap, do you suppose it will be safe to use on eye makeup as well?


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    Thanks for sharing, however I’d like to give you a suggestion….using the coconut oil in its pure form would be best–straight out of the jar. It works great at removing makeup, including waterproof. Just apply either with your fingers or cotton pad-wipe. I use a cotton pad with coconut oil and wipe off as much makeup as I can and then with a wet warm/cool wash cloth wipe off the rest. And voila! You’re skin is clean and moisturized in two easy steps!!


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