If you read some of my posts I’m sure you already know that I always look for natural alternatives to beauty products.
Lately I’ve been removing my makeup with coconut oil and (out of laziness!) I wanted to simplify the whole process by making some homemade makeup remover pads that would be ready for use and stand right on my bedside table.
I found some ideas online and put together this recipe that works just great for me.
Let’s have a look!
For making your own homemade makeup remover pads, you will need:
- Clean bowl
- Empty jar or a round container
- Cotton pads
- 1 cup of distilled water
- 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 1 teaspoon of tear- free baby wash
*I used a small jar that holds up to 1 ½ cup of water, if you have a larger one just adjust the amount of ingredients accordingly.
Add water in the empty bowl and mix together the oils and shampoo. Pour the mixture into the jar just to cover up the bottom.
Add about 10 pads and let them soak in the liquid. Pour some more mixture and keep adding the pads. When you reach the top, place the lid and shake up the jar to make sure the pads absorb everything.
Why I chose these ingredients:
Coconut oil is naturally antibacterial and antifungal, works as a great skin moisturizer and cleanser, prevents premature aging and softens the skin.
Olive oil contains anti-aging antioxidants, moisturizes and softens the skin.
The tear-free baby wash will help remove your mascara and eye makeup without irritating your eyes. Other recipes contain Castile soap, but I chose to use baby shampoo because my eyes are sensitive and get irritated and itchy from soaps or makeup removing products.
How to use:
Take one pad from your jar and squeeze excess liquid. Wipe gently over your eyelids and face, pick another one if needed and wipe until makeup is removed.
For keeping your skin clear and healthy, check out The 10 commandments of clear skin
What do you think about these makeup remover pads? Would you try them out?
Let me know in the comments below!