The Eyes Have It

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 I wear waterproof mascara every day - what can I say, I'm an emotional person. If I see a newborn baby, I well up. If someone sends me a handmade card, the tears start before I even open the envelope. If I see a commercial for the SPCA, I drop to the floor bawling.

I've been using makeup remover wipes, but they take a lot of scrubbing to even come close to removing all of my mascara. I decided to make my own eye makeup remover, and this version is natural, cheap and effective. One swipe and my eyes feel clean!

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1. Pour coconut oil into container of your choice.
2. Pour baby shampoo in (any gentle cleanser/mild soap will work).
3. Fill the remainder of the container with water and shake well.

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Traveling (or know someone who is)? Mix into a travel container and tie cotton pads around it.
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30 comments:

  1. Well that will save some money, you have the best diy.

    xo
    http://pinksole.com

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  2. Aww you do it again! You always have the cutest and best DIYS! Thank you for this - I'm pinning it! Have a great weekend! (Can I use more exclamation points!?)

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  3. Wow! This is awesome! And so simple. Thanks for another great DIY! Have a lovely weekend :)

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  4. Wow! I had no idea you could make this yourself! I love that it's all natural, assuming you get chemical free baby shampoo! Thanks so much!
    http://chaoticdomestic.blogspot.com

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  5. I never knew you could do this–what a great trick! Thanks for sharing, and have a fab weekend :)

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  6. Megan, you are totally amazing doll! HAHAHA I've got to try this, because I spend a lot on remover. Thanks!

    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  7. I have yet to find an eye makeup remover that I actually like, so maybe I need to try this!

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  8. I had no idea you could make this yourself...genius!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

    Target Giveaway!

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  9. I've been using straight coconut oil and it is awesome. I used to spend the $8 every 25 days for the neutrogena pads but no longer. just wipe some on your eyes, then wash your face with your normal cleanser, and ta da! make up free for less than pennies.

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  10. I'm so glad you shared this! I'm about to run out of mine and was wanting to try something new. I am definitely going to give this a shot.

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  11. yessss! I'm so doing this. I've given up removing my makeup because I feel like I'm doing more bad than good when I try to take off my mascara!

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  12. i use coconut oil for pretty mcuh everything! i didn't think to mix it, though! i like this idea.

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  13. Really?! I will try this. Did you liquify the coconut oil over heat first? Or just stir it with the shampoo to blend?

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  14. Nice idea of adding the shampoo. I just use the normal coconut oil.

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  15. I always use eye makeup, so this is a must!

    Trendy Teal

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  16. well, I don't use makeup remover but I still love that DIY project and it's brilliant like all your projects. you should totally make a book or something ;)

    Maiken,
    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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  17. Just what I needed. I'm currently using an impossible to remove mascara (even makeup wipes/pad won't do) and it's not even waterproof! I'll definitely try this out.

    xx Allie

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  18. Really? Coconut oil? Wow I must try this!

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  19. This is so easy... I'm totally going to make this.

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  20. This is a great idea - and I bet it smells lovely! I don't wear waterproof mascara, but I probably should because I am pretty much like you. Anything can set me off, I get all overwhelmed and just cry at the most stupid things! Ha.


    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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  21. Wow, what a great idea! That would make a great gift to someone who is a fan of organic products :)

    Cait

    ThePetiteChronicles

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  22. Oh, so it is effective! My mom has been telling me to use baby oil over the expensive oil that Shu Uemura forces on me. Maybe mothers do know best. LOL!


    Abi
    http://thebelatedbloomer.blogspot.com
    twitter and instagram: @BelatedBloomer

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  23. Either would work, but mine was melted down (just from sitting out near a window... it's been hot!).

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  24. I am definitely going to give this a whirl! I can only use one eye makeup remover from L'Oreal. All others irritate my horribly sensitive eyes. I hate that it's expensive, but it's the only thing that works for me. Definitely trying this recipe!

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  25. you have always good ides for your diy projects!! I found this one very interesting ad usefull! kisses!

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  26. Thank you for this idea! I'm almost out of my eye makeup remover and I think this recipe will definitely be perfect.

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  27. how much water do you use?

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  28. The size of the container would be nice to know - since 1/2 tsp soap and 1 tsp oil would make a vastly different concoction if mixed in a 4 oz container vs. a 12 oz. container.

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  29. Do you use hot or cold water?

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Thank you for your sweet comments! They really do brighten up my day :)