Homemade Eye Makeup Remover

I am sure you are going to be blown away to know that I basically wear 3 makeup components. I wear eye liner, mascara and powder. So, eye makeup remover is an important part of my arsenal. And can we talk about how it can be expensive? The good stuff can be pricey.

And then one day I came across this pin on Pinterest with a recipe for homemade eye makeup remover. It only called for 3 ingredients and I had all three- I had nothing to loose.

1-2-3This is it- 2 ounces of water or a 1/4 cup, 1/4 teaspoon of baby shampoo and 5 drops of baby oil. Yep. That’s it. I  mixed these 3 together and poured them into an old eye makeup remover bottle. And bam! it works like a champ!

makeup removerI use this pretty much every day and it works as well as or better than any store bought varieties that I have tried.

Homemade Eye Makeup Remover
  • 2 ounces of water
  • 1/4 teaspoon baby shampoo
  • 5 drops of baby oil
  1. Mix all together and store in some handy container
  2. Shake before each use.

Have you tried any non-consumable recipes off of Pinterest that were winners? Homemade shaving cream was also a hit! As always, we want to know what you think .




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  1. I’ve actually always loved that Lancôme stuff from which that bottle came. Though you are right about that ish being ‘spensive. I am not a big fan of super oily eye makeup remover… does the baby shampoo cut the oil? Are you rinsing this off afterwards?

    • Leigh, I have always loved that Lancôme eye make-up remover- but, the price tag is a bit on the ridiculous side. I don’t find the homemade remover oily nor do I wash it off after I use it. My best advice for you to is to buy a travel size baby shampoo and give this a whirl- if you don’t like it, you’ll be out about $1.50 and you’ll have a little very gentle soap.

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