I have to admit I don’t wear eye makeup that often, for the simple fact that I can’t stand taking it off. I used to always buy the Maybelline Clean Sweep Wipes that work really well however they are pretty expensive and never last very long. Since I’ve been on a kick of making my own everything, I thought I would give Jillee’s recipe for makeup remover wipes a try, and see if I could add yet another thing to my list of products I no longer buy commercial.
So I woke up this morning and went to work. Well, I wouldn’t call it “work” it’s a very simple process actually. :) When I finished my batch I realized I had nothing to try it out on, so that’s when the real work came in…I put on a few coats of my favorite waterproof mascara and tried them out. I was very pleased that it didn’t take me scrubbing like a madwoman to get my eyes mascara free.
What you’ll Need:
- 1 Cup Water
- 1 1/2 TBS Tear Free Baby Shampoo
- 2 TBS Coconut Oil
- Cotton Rounds
- Container (I used Ziplock containers because they were small and portable and have a nice tight lid)
I warmed my coconut oil over the stove in a metal bowl and then added all of my other ingredients, giving the mixture a light stir to distribute the shampoo and oil. I then lined up my containers and poured the mixture so that it filled them 3/4 of the way. This recipe filled about 3 of my Ziplock containers, which was perfect as I wanted to give some away as a gift. I split up my package of cotton rounds and put an equal amount in each container. They should stick out substantially at first (about double the height of the container) but once you press them down and they absorb the solution they will fit perfectly. Once the rounds were pushed down I placed the lid on the container and flipped it upside down so that the solution could coat all of the pads. Then voila! I had 3 nice little portable makeup removers :)
And there you have it! A perfect way to save a little money and live a little greener with your…
Though I adore these makeup remover wipes, I have had some issues with mold. Yuck! I added some Tea Tree Oil to another batch I made and because it is anti-fungal/anti-bacterial/so-on-and-so-forth and have found it has helped tremendously, no mold as of yet and it has been two weeks!
Another point I wanted to make is that the amount of coconut oil can be tweaked if you find that the solidified oil around the edges or near the top of the container bothers you. I typically just rub it in to the cotton pad when I remove it and the warmth of my fingers melts it up again. However I know it might be bothersome to others so I just wanted to let everyone know that I used a lot of oil for my recipe since my makeup is super stubborn, but you can adjust if you want to :)