My tendencies lean toward being lazy, so I’m all for not having to stand at the sink washing my face for minutes at a time (that sounds so sad). The best way to cut this time down is to remove my eye makeup before washing my face. With an effective eye makeup remover, you don’t have to worry about tugging at the delicate skin around your eyes. You don’t even have to worry about getting soap in them from trying to wash off the last bits of makeup your remover didn’t catch. The best part about using makeup remover pads? You can use them from the comfort of your couch!
If you’ve checked out my Skin + Beauty Resources page, you’ll notice that I favor green skincare and KBeauty brands. Lately, though, I’ve been on a DIY kick. I love the idea of being able to create my own effective skincare products. It’s awesome to have hand made, home-crafted products that work and aren’t a detriment to my health. I have a feeling you feel the same, so this week, I’m sharing my natural eye makeup remover recipe with you!
The beauty of this tutorial is that the ingredients are all natural and safe for use on your eyes. You probably have them sitting in your medicine cabinet right now! This lovely eye makeup remover is gentle, doesn’t sting your eyes, and is effective at removing makeup – even waterproof! Want to see how effective it is? Check out my before and after:
Amazing results, right? And that’s just from lightly pressing the pads against my eye makeup and gently swiping away! After using this, it always leaves my skin feeling soft and hydrated. I love this stuff! If you like the idea of creating your own beauty products, why not consider making a batch of this natural eye makeup remover. Put it up against your regular stuff and see how well this alternative can work against a commercial brand!
DIY Natural Eye Makeup Remover Pads
(+ Infinity Jar Review!)
(+ Infinity Jar Review!)
- Cotton Rounds (reusable or good quality cotton rounds)
- Glass jar or container with leak proof lid (the sexy beast I use in this tut was sent to me by Infinity Jars – review below!)
- 3 T Oil of Choice (jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, coconut oil* or any combination of these oils would be great)
- 1/2 t Rosehip Seed Oil (optional)
- 4 drops total of Essential Oil (optional) – in my personal batch, I use 1 drop frankincense, 1 drop lavender, and 2 drops rose absolute
- 2 T Alcohol Free Witch Hazel
- 2 T Filtered water or a hydrosol of your choice (I used Rosewater)
- In a jar that can be sealed, add in all liquid ingredients (your easiest and best bet would be if this container was also the container you’ll be using to store your pads in.)
- Close container and vigorously shake it for 10-20 seconds, or until the oil and water are thoroughly combined (it will look milky when it’s thoroughly incorporated)
- If using a separate jar to mix your ingredients: Open your jar slowly and pour the solution into your container, over your cotton rounds. Press down on the pads to make sure they are all soaked with solution.
- If mixing your ingredients in the container you’ll be using: Open your jar slowly and carefully place the cotton rounds into your container. Press down on the pads to make sure they are all soaking up solution.
- This is ready to use immediately! Use one to two pads to remove your eye makeup – or if you prefer not to soak your cotton rounds, keep your eye makeup remover in a squeezable bottle and pour onto a cotton round when you’re ready to remove your makeup!
- Use good cotton pads. You don’t want them to break apart while they’re soaking in the solution. Otherwise, they’ll be too delicate to use and you’ll end up with a sloppy mess.
- If you don’t want to add cotton rounds to a jar, you can also keep this solution in a bottle and just pour some on a cotton pad as needed! Just remember to shake the mixture to ensure the oil and water are combined.
- Since this concoction doesn’t have any preservatives in it, it is best to make one batch at a time. Err on the side of safety and make a fresh batch every week.
- During the summer, you can even keep this in the refrigerator to have a nice cool pad to rest on your eyes before you go in and start removing your makeup!
Reviewing The Jars I Got From Infinity Jars
Disclosure: Infinity Jars sent me these bottles and jars at no cost in order to review. The following is my personal, unbiased opinion.
I really enjoy making my own DIY beauty products – almost as much as I love buying skincare from stores. The thing is, I don’t add a preservative to my DIYs to keep them from spoiling. Most of what I make is good for one to two weeks, which is fine by me, as I like to make fresh batches. But when Infinity Jars asked if they could send me some jars to try out because their glass containers could preserve my concoctions, I was intrigued. Here’s what their site says:
Infinity Jars can actually slow down the decaying process of organic matter while maintaining the freshness of whatever you put inside. What sets Infinity Jars apart from all other jars is that it blocks out all harmful visible light rays while selectively ALLOWING infrared and UV-A rays.
I read that and I was like, “Whuuuhhhttt? Where do I sign up???” Since I’m always on the look out for good containers to use for my beauty DIYs (sometimes an empty pimiento jar can’t cut it), I figured why not try these out?
First things first: I immediately fell in love with the look of the Infinity Jar containers. They’re so chic and remind me of the dark glass jars used by some high-end skincare companies. If these ended up working like they claimed they did, they were going to really up my DIY game!
SIDE NOTE: These bottles are more expensive than any other glass jars I’ve seen online.
If you’re a hobbyist or have your own business creating and selling skincare, getting these containers is probably not going to be cost effective (I don’t know if they sell bulk to customers. If you’re really interested in using them, contact them. It never hurts to ask!). However, if you make your own personal skincare products like me, I would say these are a great investment! They can be safely reused, and if you take care of them, can last a lifetime (that’s right: LIFETIME.). Factor in cost per use, these babies will pay for themselves after only a handful of batches, so keep that in mind!
When I picked up the package from my P.O. box, I was a little nervous I was going to get some janky bottles – we all know that what we see online isn’t always what we get! But you guys, these glass jars are the real deal! The glass is really thick and heavy feeling, and I could barely see through them – even while holding them up to light (especially important if you use ingredients that are sensitive to light and air like essential oils or if you make your own Vitamin C serum). I got four things in my package:
Glass Cosmetic Style Wide Mouth Jar, Pocket-Size Glass Jar
Every Infinity Jar glass container is guaranteed to have these features:
- Airtight Seal
- Scent Proof
- Light Proof
- Made from ultra-violet light filtering European glass
- Their glass is thicker than standard glass
- Preserves freshness of jar contents for over 6 months
I really love these glass containers – they’re excellent quality. So far, I can vouch for them being scent-proof and leak-proof. I love that they have the added bonus of being able to preserve my homemade concoctions. They make my DIY skincare look legit! If you’re looking for oh-so-chic looking, long lasting, effective containers for your personal beauty needs, then check out Infinity Jars. If you’re willing to shell out the extra cash, these would definitely be worth your money.
(Disclosure: Infinity Jars sent me these bottles and jars at no cost in order to review. All the opinions expressed in this post are my own.)