Fast Fix Friday // Homemade Eye Makeup Remover

Don't spend all your hard earned cash on expensive makeup remover .... I promise this recipe is just as good as department store versions!

Don't spend all your hard earned cash on expensive makeup remover .... I promise this recipe is just as good as department store versions!
I love ‘fancy’ (aka expensive) makeup remover. The more I spend, the more I seem to like it. And as much as I’m down for cheap DIY alternatives, never did I think I would make my own makeup remover. I assumed anything I make would either be way too greasy causing my face to break out or not work at all causing me to obsessively rub my eyes. Well, the last two years have proved me wrong, as I’ve been using & loving my own makeup remover daily … and well saved a lot of money.

How much money you ask? After spending 20 minutes and one fabulous spreadsheet later, I determined that my recipe costs $0.35 per ounce. This compared to my favorite Clinique Rinse-Off Eye Makeup Solvent at $19/4.2 ounces is a steal.

Don't spend all your hard earned cash on expensive makeup remover .... I promise this recipe is just as good as department store versions!

That creates a savings of $4.17 PER OUNCE!

With just a few readily available items (especially if you have a baby or toddler round), you can make a batch of these in a jiffy. Under 5 minutes, I promise!

What You Need:

* Optional to make make up remover PADS

To make the makeup remover, first wash out your empty makeup remover container. Then simply mix the water, baby shampoo & baby oil together in to your empty makeup container container. Tada!

Don't spend all your hard earned cash on expensive makeup remover .... I promise this recipe is just as good as department store versions!

To use shake it up right before each use. Pour a little on a cotton pad or balls, or even your fingers to remove the makeup. I prefer cotton cotton pads which I cut into 4 pieces.

If you want to get fancy and make makeup remover pads, combine the water, baby shampoo & baby oil in to a small mason jar. Pour enough solution to cover the bottom of your small mason jar. Add about 10 pads, allowing them to soak up the solution for a couple minutes. Continue adding 10 more pads at a time, pouring enough solution over each set to cover. Seal with lid when finished. (add a cute label and it would make a great gift!)

Hoping your wallet is a little heavier and your makeup comes off a little easier!

Don't spend all your hard earned cash on expensive makeup remover .... I promise this recipe is just as good as department store versions!

Don't spend all your hard earned cash on expensive makeup remover .... I promise this recipe is just as good as department store versions!Some of the links in this list are affiliate links. It doesn’t cost you any extra, but I earn a little commission if you decide to purchase. Regardless of whether or not I receive a commission, I only recommend products that I personally use and genuinely recommend!

 

 

Don't spend all your hard earned cash on expensive makeup remover .... I promise this recipe is just as good as department store versions!

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25 Comments

  1. December 4, 2015 / 11:04 am

    This is a great tutorial. I like the idea of re-using/recycling old jars. 🙂

  2. December 4, 2015 / 1:16 pm

    This is great, Lindsay. My daughters and I will definitely be making this–pinned as well:).

    • Lindsay @ Crazy Organized
      December 6, 2015 / 9:47 am

      awww thanks so much!!

  3. December 5, 2015 / 8:11 pm

    YOu’re so smart…this is a great idea!!! I love DIY things like this and I have no doubt it works just as well or better than anything I could find in the store!

    Laura
    http://www.24-7style.com

  4. December 6, 2015 / 9:37 am

    Thanks for sharing this recipe, Lindsay. I love anything that cuts costs and provides the same result. I’ll have to try it out! Nice to visit your blog. I don’t believe I’ve been to it before. 🙂

  5. December 6, 2015 / 10:30 am

    I’ve been trying to find an alternative to my makeup remover because I seem to go through it so quickly. This is perfect! I’m going to try it as soon as my current makeup remover runs out. Thanks for sharing on the Small Victories Sunday Linkup!

  6. December 6, 2015 / 12:19 pm

    The makeup remover pad idea—so smart! I don’t actually own makeup remover (I have spent my entire life going to sleep with my makeup still on… *hides in shame*); this would be such a nice little product to have on hand.

    • Lindsay @ Crazy Organized
      December 7, 2015 / 3:44 pm

      hahaha I can’t begin to tell you the number of nights I’ve done the same!!

  7. December 6, 2015 / 12:39 pm

    Such a smart idea!! Definitely saves a lot of money. Thank you for linking up with us @ #HomeMattersParty.WE would love to have you again next week.

  8. December 6, 2015 / 10:13 pm

    I am so going to try this! I was just thinking I needed to create a recipe but you saved me the trouble :0)

  9. December 8, 2015 / 6:19 am

    Great Recipe, I will have to try it soon! I love making my own products.

    JEM

    PS I stopped by because of the Anti-Procrastination link party.

  10. December 8, 2015 / 12:49 pm

    I still make my own eye make up remover even though I sell high end skincare. I like to save my money for more important skin stuff! I’ll have to try yours 🙂

  11. December 8, 2015 / 4:02 pm

    Nice trick, Lindsay! I’m sharing this on Pinterest. 🙂 My cousin also wrote a post about DIY Makeup Remover, for the whole face! It’s crazy, they use similar products.

    • Lindsay @ Crazy Organized
      December 30, 2015 / 10:50 am

      OMG for the whole face???? I love that. I just looked up the post. Love it!

  12. December 8, 2015 / 4:33 pm

    Thanks for sharing! I’m always interested in DIY / money-saving tips. Looking forward to reading more Fast Fix Fridays.

  13. December 8, 2015 / 7:22 pm

    Love this! My daughter just started wearing mascara but hates using Vaseline to get it off. Pinned! Stopping by from Worthwhile Wednesdays!

  14. December 9, 2015 / 9:08 am

    I really LOVE this idea! I want to try this…bookmarking!

  15. December 10, 2015 / 5:05 pm

    What a great idea – I’ve just run out of makeup remover so will definitely be trying this out! I usually use good old Vaseline for mascara removal only, but if this works all over sounds like a plan! Thanks a million for linking to #AllAboutYou – do come pin it to the group board (message me if any probs)

  16. December 11, 2015 / 9:35 pm

    Nice idea! I’m planning on starting to use coconut oil as a makeup remover when I finish my store-bought stuff. We’ll see how it goes!

  17. December 12, 2015 / 12:14 pm

    I love this. I am both too cheap and too disorganized to keep makeup remover in stock so I end up using vaseline on my eyes and it’s waaay less than optimal (as you can imagine.) Yours sounds much cleaner. Thanks for joining us at #SaucySatudays.

  18. December 12, 2015 / 6:03 pm

    Wow. This is a great way to save a bunch of money!

    Thanks for sharing with us at the Tips & Tricks party. That’s how I found you. Hope you’ll join us again on Monday.

  19. December 13, 2015 / 1:07 pm

    Such a great thing!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  20. Vickie
    January 14, 2016 / 2:38 pm

    I am definitely going to try this. Anything that saves money and works just as well (or better). Do you know if this works on waterproof mascara?

    • Lindsay @ Crazy Organized
      January 23, 2016 / 7:43 pm

      That’s how I feel! anything that saves money! and YES it DOES work on the waterproof mascara I’ve been using!!!

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