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How to make your own homemade makeup remover that will leave your skin like silk
Stop spending tons of money on makeup remover when you can easily make your own for cheap. - photo by Emily Cummings
It seems silly to spend lots of money on makeup and spend lots of money on makeup remover. Ive yet to find a great DIY mascara hack which means youll probably still need to buy that on one your own, but you can make a DIY makeup remover for just a couple of dollars. As a bonus, it works great and helps make your skin feel silky smooth a win-win.

There are a few different recipes, depending on what you have in your house and what your preference is. Weve included some that use olive oil (or coconut oil), and some that use witch hazel instead of baby shampoo. Test out a couple of recipes and see what works best for your skin and the makeup you use:

Recipe 1:

Mix 1 tablespoon of baby shampoo and 1 tablespoon olive oil combine well with 1/2 cup water (recipe can be doubled, or even tripled).

Stack round cotton pads into a glass jar and immediately pour mixture over pads, and seal tightly. Keep for up to one month.

You can also put the mixture into a jar and shake well before dipping a cotton pad or cloth into the liquid and use it that way.

Recipe 2:

This blogger prefers a different recipe:

Combine 2 cups of water with 1-3 tablespoons of olive oil, and 1 tablespoon of witch hazel. Then, add a few drops of your favorite essential oil (like lavender or a citrus) this is obviously optional, but does add a lovely scent. Shake well to combine.

Like the previous recipe, you can pour this liquid over cotton pads in a sealed jar, or dip a cloth or pad into the jar for each use (shake well before using).

As with any beauty product, use this makeup remover on a small section of your skin before using it on your entire face, on the off chance your body reacts to the mixture.

Feel free to mix up the proportions too you may find the same amount of oil and witch hazel (or baby shampoo) with less water works better, or might like a more liquid solution. Besides the price, the best part about a beauty DIY is that you can make it fit your skin.

In the comments, let us know how much you love your silky smooth skin (and how much your wallet loves this DIY beauty hack).
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