Folks, we spend too much money on essential items, sometimes so much that "why isn't this free with life?", pops into our heads. So we spend and we spend, buying luxurious looking bottles filled with, LITERALLY, stuff we can make at home.
I haven't bought make up remover in over a year. Why? Because I don't wear make up often anyways so I hardly use it, and it's really really really easy to make. It's so easy to make, in fact, you PROBABLY have everything you need to make it in your cupboard at home right now. The first time I made my own make up remover, I was floored at how well it worked, and how simple it is.
It's super quick to make, and will probably take you more time to gather the ingredients than it will to actually make the stuff.
But here goes, water, oil, soap.
See? Easy. Okay it's going to be a bit more complex, but that's the jist of it.
I definitely recommend using distilled water, or boiling water, just to eliminate the growth of bacteria for as long as possible. We aren't putting any nasty chemical preservatives in this ourselves so it's better to be safe than sorry.
You can pretty much use any oil (olive oil, sweet almond oil, Grapeseed, etc..), as long as it's liquid form. Avoid using solid coconut oil because when it cools back to room temperature it doesn't mix well when you shake it up.
When it comes to soap, I use either baby shampoo or mild liquid Castile soap. Castile soap is best since there's less icky stuff in it.
Gather your ingredients and away you go!
Dr. Bronner's Baby Unscented Pure-Castile Liquid Soap
Sweet Almond Oil
Travel Tube with Flip Lid to mix it all in
Fill 1/2 of the bottle with distilled water, 1/4 oil, 1/4 soap. Shake and use!
The best way to use it is on a round or oval cotton pad, wipe away the make up, and then rinse your face with a cloth and warm water just to remove any left over residue or make up. Works like a charm!
You'll have to shake it every time you use it to remix as the oil will separate from the water over time.
And voila! There you have it. Your very own bottle of make up remover, and it cost you pennies!
Once you've removed your make up, and cleansed your face, remember to moisturize with one of our amazing face oils! You can buy one here.
Until we DIY again!