Y’all, I love my homemade honey face wash and its composition of gluconic acid and enzymes do amazing things – brighten skin, promote cell renewal, and balance pH to name a few – but it is not awesome at removing mascara.
Apparently many of you have noticed the same thing, because in the past few weeks I’ve received several messages like this one . . .
Ok, I’m absolutely loving how my face looks after using this . . . My problem is my eyes, though. I’m still using my regular makeup remover for my eyes because it works so well, but there’s a noticeable difference between the skin above my eyelids and the rest of my face. What should I use that’s gentle enough for my eyes but still gets my mascara off?” – Stacia
Well, Stacia, I’m so glad you asked.
Why avoid store-bought makeup remover?
Although there are some good products out there – this one, for example – they can be pricey. Fortunately, the gentle, quick and inexpensive recipe below works just as well!
DIY Makeup Remover
This recipe fills one of these 4 ounce pump bottles.
- 1/4 cup witch hazel extract (find it here)
- 1/4 cup olive oil
Pour ingredients into a clean 4 ounce bottle.
Shake bottle, then pump the makeup remover onto a reusable soft cloth or cotton ball. Wipe across your eyes and follow with the dry side of your cloth/cotton ball.
Up to one year. Store in a cool, dry place.