I ran out of my make-up remover awhile back and figured I would make my own, of course. :) I asked around for good ingredients and surprisingly I got a lot of the same recommendation. Coconut oil! Lucky for me I have it in my pantry all the time.
I tried it and it was amazing. I would take a dollop on my finger and rub my eye lids with it. It makes a mess and you look like you had a rough night or have been crying your eyes out but then you simply wipe it all away! It is so easy and good for your skin I might add.
I like to do some double duty with it though. Make-up remover and eye cream in one. I had some Vitamin E oil on hand and I know the amazing benefits of it so I added that to the coconut oil for an added boost. So far I have been loving this mixture.... It removes eye make-up with ease, is good for the skin around your eyes- antioxidant rich and moisturizing, and so easy to make!
Here's the How-To:
1 1/2 tablespoons virgin, expeller-pressed coconut oil (<- A good deal when added to your Amazon Subscribe and Save!)
1/4 teaspoon Vitamin E oil
A small dish, bowl, squirt bottle, or a condiment/shot cup (which is what I use!) to store it in
Mix. Ha! I told you that was easy!!
Dab a little on your finger, rub gently over your eyes where you have make-up, then wipe away with a soft cloth (I sewed squares of scrap flannel to use which I wash and reuse). You will not want to use a washcloth as they are too rough and the skin around your eyes is sensitive! This is shelf stable for a looong time. You will use it up in about 1-3 months depending on how often you wear make-up.
As always, if you try it, come back and let me know what you think! I would love to hear from you.
Thanks and check back tomorrow to find out the recipe for my Miracle Cream.... I use it for wrinkles, scars, stretch marks, etc! :)