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Makeup Remover and Face Wipes

Believe it or not, one of the easiest ways to remove makeup, including hard to remove, water-proof mascara, is straight coconut oil. Keep a small jar of it handy in your vanity area, and before washing your face, scoop up a small bit in your fingertips. Coconut oil is a solid at room temperature, but rapidly melts if you just rub it between your fingertips. Using your oil soaked fingers, gently glide them across your closed eyelids and work it into your mascara coated lashes. In seconds, the mascara will begin to melt away and you will be able to easily wash away your racoon eyes! A little more warmed up coconut oil will melt away your foundation, bronzer, blush, or whatever other gunk you have beautified yourself with.

Besides straight coconut oil, I've included a recipe for a liquid eye makeup remover, and one for facial cleansing wipes:

Eye Makeup Remover

  • 2 tbsp Jojoba or Sweet Almond Oil
  • 2 tbsp Witch Hazel
  • 2 tbsp Distilled Water
  • 1/4 tsp Vitamin E
  • 1/4 tsp Aloe Vera Gel

Pour all ingredients into a small bottle and shake well. Dampen a cotton ball with the remover and gently wipe across closed eyelids until makeup is removed. Wash face as normal. Shake well before each use.

Facial Wipes

  • 3/4 Cup Distilled Water
  • 1/2 Cup Witch Hazel
  • 1 tbsp Jojoba or Sweet Almond Oil
  • 1 tbsp Liquid Castile Soap (like Dr. Bronner's)
  • 1/4 tsp Vitamin E
  • 1/4 tsp Aloe Vera Gel
  • about 7 to 10 Baby Wash Cloths

Place clean baby wash cloths in a jar with a tight fitting lid. Mix all ingredients well, then pour them over the wipes, ensuring they are evenly soaked with the liquid. Use as you would a disposable wipe to clean makeup off your face. Rinse the wipe well and launder it before re-using it in your next batch.

If skin or eye irritation occurs, rinse well with water and discontinue use.


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