Beauty DIY: Eye Makeup Remover

How was your weekend?? I'm still in Disney World celebrating my birthday by riding all the rides, just like a kid, so I'll be sure to visit and comment on your blog later this week. Today's post is for the lovely Sam who wanted a natural eye makeup remover. I have a few options (when do I not? typical Libra) that I've been using for years:

At Home:

1/2c water
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Pour liquids into a bottle and shake.
  • Apply a small amount to eyelids via cotton ball/square, toilet paper, or cloth.
  • Wipe away until no oil remains. 
  • This should keep for a couple of months, but if you want even longer, add a drop of Vitamin E oil. 
  • If you don't want to use water, you can use witch hazel (can sting if not careful) or aloe vera juice instead.


2 Vitamin E capsules
1 oz. water
1 Ziploc container

Yes, you can certainly bring favorite 3 oz. remover with you, but if you want something more natural, keep reading:
  • A travel size bottle in your hotel room is around 1 oz, so I picture how much water that is as I pour it into my Ziploc.
  • Break open the capsules into the bag. 
  • Seal, shake, and squish the bag to mix the ingredients. I like using the bag instead of a cup since it's easy to mix, and so I can store the homemade cleanser if I'm staying in the hotel a few days.
  • Apply to eyes with cotton ball/square, tissue, or cloth. Be sure all traces of remover are gone.
  • This is the ratio I use, but feel free to adjust as needed.

N O T E S:
  • Feel free to use oils that work for you.
  • You can use just Olive, Jojoba, or Coconut Oil, but I like the dilution with the water since straight up oil tends to make my eyes cloudy.   
  • Baby Wipes--OK, these aren't natural but they're great for removing makeup, and are much cheaper than regular wipes. I've never experienced irritation or breakouts on my sensitive skin.
  • Everyone's skin is different, and everyone reacts differently to oils--especially with allergies, so what works for me may not work for you, but what I've shared seems to work for just about everyone.


  1. Yay for Disney Land, hope your having a blast!

    I might have to try this out sounds like a pretty good idea and inexpensive.

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  3. Sorry had to re-post. Hope you're having a great birthday weekend in Disneyland. These are amazing tips. The capsules are great in the plane.

  4. Yay! Thanks so much for this post, I was eagerly waiting for it :) Love the idea, its easy enough for me to achieve and I like the use of the non-harsh materials... I am off to make my own now. And the vitamin E capsules are a brilliant idea!! Hope you're having a fabulously fun time at Disney.

  5. The vitamin E recipe is interesting. I must try x

  6. Awesome tip! Glad you enjoyed your trip!


  7. OMG! Thanks for sharing this! I hate buying expensive remover!

  8. I'm going to have to try this!!

    xo, Christina

  9. I made a similar version this weekend and have it ready to post this week. Great minds think alike!

  10. Hope you're having an awesome time in Disney:) And I'll remember this DIY for when I ran out of eye makeup remover!

  11. Wow, this is so simple and easy! Hope you are enjoying your Disneyland trip!

  12. This is so smart! Thanks for sharing. :)

  13. Great tip!I like your blog. What about following each other?

  14. super smart idea although I usually just get the store brand stuff and pour it into an old Bobbie brown makeup remover bottle that I got as a free sample. No one knows the difference :)

  15. Cool idea! I hope you're having a blast at D-World!

  16. such a great idea. glad you are having fun in disney

  17. Happy Birthday! I hope you are having a fantastic time at Disney. I would love to go some day.

    Jessica @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

  18. That is a great post! I am going to try this out! & a very Happy Bday, you have a great blog!

    Would you like to follow each other? Let me know if you do and I would love to follow back.


  19. Such a great idea! I'm going to have to try it.

  20. Such a great idea! Hope your having a blast at Disney World! Happy belated birthday!


  21. Great travel idea!!

    xo Rach

  22. Awesome idea, really love the travel idea!

  23. Amazing Elle! I never knew!!!

  24. I'm going to try this out.

    PS What is the best way to use Vitamin E Capsules?

  25. Hope you're having an amazing time and happy belated my dear!!!

  26. this is a great idea...and the vitamin E pills would be great for travelling!!

    hope you're having fun!!


  27. I just read your heartful story about Charlie Brown! He was the best BD present you received! I do not understand how can some people be so cruel throwing an animal (or anything really) out of their car window. Its insane!
    I am so glad you kept him! He is such a charmer!
    Thanks for visiting and following my blog, I am following you back! :)

  28. Thank you for sharing this! I spend $4 to 6 on make-up remover wipes. It's nice to know that I can make a decent remover with a couple of ingredients.

  29. Its a nice post on natural make up remover. I really like to read this post, thanks for sharing it with us.


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