Makeup is one of those things that you cannot live without, nor can you live in it. Agreed? Ladies who don’t agree, it counts even if you use only lip gloss and mascara. And believe us, you absolutely must wash it off at the end of every day.

You say, “Okay! Not a big deal,” and you get hold of your moisturizing eye makeup remover lotion or something that your BFF swears by. Well! Timeout! That ain’t doing no good for your skin either! Let us tell you why.

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Learn to make non-toxic DIY homemade makeup remover

Most makeup removers have alcohol in them, which dries out your skin pretty quickly and irritates your eyes. They also contain highly active cleansing ingredients, emulsifiers and surface active agents that remain on your skin unless you wash them off. Nine out of 10 makeup removers include preservatives like formaldehyde and artificial fragrances.

And that’s why we ask you to stop and check out these amazing DIY homemade makeup remover recipes, made with all natural and skin-friendly ingredients.

Method 1: Aloe & Witch Hazel Soothing Makeup Remover

Aloe vera is known to have anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, both of which will soothe the skin while also removing any germs or other impurities. In addition to removing makeup, aloe vera can heal any wound, scar or injury in a short span of time.

Witch hazel is a natural astringent and helps trap moisture into the skin. It also has healing properties and is often used to treat wounds, scars, acne and other skin problems. Plus, it’s effective for getting rid of under eye bags and the appearance of varicose veins.

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Jojoba oil is a great skin moisturizer and also can be used for tackling excess sebum and preventing acne breakouts.

Make sure you’re using pure jojoba oil and fresh aloe vera gel for this remover.

Things you’ll need:

things youll need to make diy homemade makeup remover

  • Aloe vera gel – 1 tablespoon
  • Witch hazel – 2 tablespoons
  • Jojoba oil – 2 tablespoons
  • Lemon essential oil – 2 drops

Step 1. Combine the jojoba oil, witch hazel and aloe vera

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Mix the ingredients together
  • Pout 2 tablespoons of jojoba oil into a bowl.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of witch hazel.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of aloe vera as well.

Step 2. Add the lemon essential oil

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Pour a few drops of lemon essential oil
  • Add 2 drops of lemon essential oil to the mixture.

Step 3. Whip the mixture

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Blend the mixture well
  • Whip the ingredients thoroughly.

Step 4. Store the remover in a squirt container

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Store in a pump bottle and use your homemade aloe vera makeup remover
  • Pour the mixture into a reusable or easy-pour squirt container.
  • Squirt a small amount onto a cotton pad and gently wipe off your makeup.
  • You can use a moisturizer after removing your makeup if you wish, but it is not required since the remover contains jojoba oil, which is a natural moisturizer.
  • Store it in a cool dry place for up to 2 weeks.

Method 2: Coconut Oil Makeup Removing Wipes

Makeup removers containing chemicals dry out your skin. Coconut oil is an excellent skin nourishing ingredient. It can also be used to remove skin hyperpigmentation, dark spots, acne marks or even a suntan.

The use of baby wash in this recipe will keep the amount of oil left on your skin to a minimum, leaving it clean as well as moisturized.

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Tea Tree oil has potent antibacterial properties and has been found to be highly effective against numerous strains of bacteria, fungi, and viruses. Furthermore, it has potent anti-inflammatory a that make it an excellent remedy for treating skin conditions.

Things you’ll need:

things youll need to make diy homemade makeup remover

  • Coconut oil – 2 tablespoons
  • Tear-free baby wash – 2 squirts
  • Purified water – 2 cups
  • Tea tree oil (optional) – 2 or 3 drops
  • Paper towel roll

Step 1. Combine the four ingredients

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Mix the ingredients in a glass jug
  • Pour 2 tablespoons of coconut oil into a glass jug with 2 cups of water.
  • Add 2 squirts of baby wash.
  • Optionally, add 2-3 drops of tea tree essential oil to prevent the wipes from molding and becoming a breeding ground for bacteria.

Step 2. Cut a paper towel roll to fit in your jar

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As per the size of your container, cut the paper towel roll
  • Cut the paper towel roll into perfume that fits well into your jar.
  • Place the cut roll into the jar.

Step 3. Pour the mixture into a jar containing paper towel roll

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Transfer the prepared solution over the paper towel roll
  • Pour the mixture into the jar
  • Press down on the roll and place the lid on the jar.
  • Close the lid tightly and shake well to get the solution evenly absorbed.

Step 4. Remove the cardboard cylinder

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Separate the cylinder from the roll
  • Remove the cardboard cylinder from the paper towel roll.

Step 5. Use the wipes to remove your makeup

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After a long day use your coconut oil makeup remover to clean up
  • Use these DIY homemade makeup wipes to remove your makeup every day.

Store these wipes for up to 20 days in a cool, dry place in an airtight container.

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Method 3: Olive Oil Eye Makeup Remover

Olive oil makes an excellent base for a makeup remover. It cleanses the skin as well as providing antioxidant and anti-aging properties, which help heal damaged skin and promote skin regeneration. Using a skin care routine that has anti-aging properties each day will keep your skin fresh and wrinkle-free for longer.

Witch hazel traps moisture into the skin, which is why this DIY homemade makeup remover recipe is perfect for your skin. In addition to this, the Native Americans swear by this ingredient for healing wounds and scars. It also reduces skin inflammation and itchiness.

Things you’ll need:

things youll need to make diy homemade makeup remover

  • Olive oil – 1 tablespoon
  • Witch hazel – ½ tablespoon
  • Water – 1 cup
  • Lavender essential oil (optional) – 5 drops
  • Paper towels(cut in half) – 8 to 10 sheets

Step 1. Prepare a jar with paper towels

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Fold a few paper towels and store them in an airtight container
  • Cut 8 to 10 sheets of paper towels in half.
  • Fold them into smaller sizes and place them in a mason jar or any container in which you can store the sheets for an extended period.

Step 2. Mix the water, olive oil, witch hazel and essential oil

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Combine the ingredients together
  • Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to 1 cup of water.
  • Add ½ tablespoon of witch hazel.
  • Optionally, add 5 drops of essential oil of your choice.
  • Whisk all the ingredients together.

Step 3. Pour the DIY remover into the jar with paper towels

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Use the soaked paper towel to gently wipe your face with homemade olive oil makeup remover
  • Pour this mixture into the mason jar containing the folded paper towels.
  • Put on the lid and allow them to soak up the liquid. Add more paper towels if you have excess liquid.
  • Take out a soaked paper towel and use it to remove your makeup.
  • Store it in an airtight container for up to 1 month.

Method 4: Almond Oil Makeup Removing Pads

Almond oil is rich in vitamin A that is very nourishing for your skin, and it’s known to clear clogged pores by penetrating deep into the skin. Which, in turn, makes the skin look supple and hydrated. Almond oil also enables the skin to absorb more water and helps in sloughing off dead skin and promoting skin regeneration. It very gentle and light on the skin, which makes it a great choice for hoemade makeup remover recipes.

Apart from benefits for hair growth, rosemary essential oil also has natural antiseptic properties, disinfecting the skin and castile soap acts as a mild cleansing agent.

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Things you’ll need:

things youll need to make diy homemade makeup remover

  • Almond oil – 1 tablespoon
  • Unscented Castile soap – 1 tablespoon
  • Water – ½ cup
  • Rosemary essential oil – 8 drops (optional)
  • Organic cotton pads

Step 1. Mix the ingredients together

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Combine the ingredients together
  • Pour ½ cup of water into a jar.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of unscented Castile soap.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of almond oil as well.
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Add rosemary essential oil and whisk well
  • Optionally, add 8 drops of rosemary essential oil to it.
  • Whisk the mixture thoroughly.

Step 2. Pour the DIY remover into a jar with cotton pads

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Place cotton pads in a jar and pour your DIY homemade makeup remover with almond oil over it
  • Place cotton pads into a mason jar.
  • Pour the whisked liquid into it.
  • Put the lid on tight, and store your remover in a cool and dry place up to 3 months.

Use the cotton pads to remove makeup and oil from your face. This DIY homemade makeup remover can be used twice a day, as it is very gentle on the skin.

Method 5: Baby Shampoo Gentle Makeup Removing Wipes

What makes baby shampoo a good DIY homemade makeup remover is that it’s gentle on the skin. It does not irritate, itch or cause redness on the skin, and it’s suitable for any skin type.

The therapeutic grade lavender essential oil in this remover is regarded as having the most relaxing effect on the body and can cleanse cuts and skin irritants along with removing makeup. The fragrance of this oil is calming and relaxing on the mind and body. It can even double as a perfume and first aid ingredient.

Vitamin E used in the recipe has excellent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and skin healing properties, which make it an excellent remedy for various skin and hair problems.

Things you’ll need:

things youll need to make diy homemade makeup remover

  • Water – 1½ cups
  • Baby shampoo – 2 tablespoons
  • Vitamin E oil – ¼ tablespoon
  • Lavender essential oil (optional) – 5 drops
  • Paper towel roll

Step 1. Mix the four ingredients

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Combine the four ingredients and whisk
  • Pour 1½ cups of water into a wide-mouthed jar.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of baby shampoo.
  • Add ¼ tablespoon of vitamin E oil and 5 drops of lavender essential oil (optional) to it.
  • Whisk the mixture well.

Step 2. Pour the mixture into a jar with the paper towel roll

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Use this DIY homemade baby shampoo makeup remover
  • Place the paper towel roll in a jar and pour the liquid into it.
  • Close the lid tightly and store your remover in a cool and dry place for up to 1 month.

Use this Homemade makeup remover to clean the makeup off your skin.

Method 6: Rose Water Cleansing Gel

Rose water is a great cleanser and removes oil and dirt, without leaving the pores open due to its astringent nature. It hydrates pretty well, skin irritants along with removing makeup. It also has anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce irritation or redness if you have eczema or other skin rashes. It can even heal scars and bruises, due to its antibacterial properties as well.

The enzymes present in aloe vera gel help seal moisture into your skin and also form an antibacterial coating to protect it against infection. It is believed to bolster collagen production by stimulating the fibroblast cells in your skin. It thereby replaces dull and damaged skin with more elastic and healthy skin.

On top of all this, this DIY homemade makeup remover has the fragrance of rose water with added rose essential oil as a mood lifter.

Things you’ll need:

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things you ll need to make diy homemade makeup remover

  • Rose water – ¼ cup
  • Aloe vera gel – 1 tablespoon
  • Glycerin – ½ tablespoon
  • Castile soap – ¼ tablespoon
  • Rose essential oil – a few drops

Step 1. Combine the four main ingredients

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Add up the ingredients together
  • Pour ¼ cup of rose water into a bowl.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel.
  • Add ½ tablespoon of glycerin.
  • Add a ¼ tablespoon of castile soap as well.

Step 2. Add the essential oil and mix it well

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Pour in a few drops of essential oil and blend
  • Add a few drops of rose essential oil to the mixture.
  • Whisk it well.

Step 3. Store the remover in a squirt container

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Use your rosewater cleanser as a mild makeup remover
  • Pour the mixture into a squirt container, and store it in a cool and dry place up to 7 days.

Squirt a little onto a cotton pad and wipe your face to remove all the makeup, dirt and oil. You can store this DIY makeup remover refrigerated for up to 10 days.

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