I have tried numerous other at home makeup remover recipes in the past and had pretty much lost hope that they could actually work as effectively as store made removers. They either took off hardly any makeup, basically rendering them ineffective, or they would spoil and separate and not blend well. I stopped buying makeup remover wipes a few months ago because I got so tired of spending all that money on something I felt like I should be able to make at home myself! I started using Purity facial cleanser to remove my makeup, which does a great job at removing almost everything but the most stubborn gel eyeliner and mascara.
I decided to give the whole DIY makeup remover thing another go, and this recipe nailed it! I already used up a whole batch and have made another one. This recipe is very simple and I already had all the things at home that I needed. Another huge bonus for me is the fact how inexpensive it is do make this at home yourself!
- Mason jar – $0.66/jar in 12 pack
- Coconut oil – $0.18/tablespoon
- Baby shampoo – $0.09/three-fourths tablespoon
- Cotton rounds – $0.75
Cost – $1.68
Cost of Leading Drugstore Brands
- Equate Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes (40 sheets) – $3.48
- Pond’s Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes (30 sheets) – $4.66
- Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes (25 sheets) – $4.47
- Neutrogena Natural Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes (25 sheets) – $6.25
- Aveeno Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes (25 sheets) – $5.99
Here’s how to make the makeup remover:
- 1/2 pint (8 oz) mason jar
- 4 oz water
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 3/4 tbsp baby shampoo
- Cotton pads
First measure out enough water to fill whatever jar you use half way. Boil water and then add to jar. Stir in coconut oil and shampoo and stir together.
Add cotton pads, a few at a time, allowing makeup remover to absorb into pads before adding more. Enjoy your makeup remover pads!