Natural Makeup Remover
Bye Bye Make Up
These are one of my favorite DIY personal care items. If you’re anything like me, when it’s time to go to bed you may grab one of those packaged, pre-made makeup remover wipes to take off your mascara. If only you knew what you were doing to your skin with those wipes (check out the part about common ingredients at the bottom of that article)!
I have used make up remover for some time now. I find it easier to get off all my make up. The thing is, I was never sold on any particular product and I always struggled to find a brand I really loved. During my start of my wellness journey, I did a quick check of my "gentle" make up remover and found that it was not so gentle after all. For my sensitive skin, sometimes the remover would burn around my eyes, which is where I wear most of my make up, or it would irritate the skin even more. I found that most of the products I was using before I found essential oils was completely filled with toxins. So I’ve been making my own DIY Bye Bye Makeup inspired from a recipe that I fell in love with from Jen O’Sullivan’s recipe book.
It may seem weird at first to clean your skin with oil, but it is really life changing. Unlike harsh cleansers, it actually moisturizes your skin while cleansing it and breaking down makeup and grime. I read that coconut oil has natural antibacterial properties which help fight blemishes. I also pair it with some skin supportive essential oils to really help keep my skin looking healthy.
So here’s what you need.
I would choose two essential oils and split up the drops equally, essential oils like Frankincense, Lavender, Tea Tree, Copiabia, Patchouli, Geranium and Manuka are all great skin options. There are so many Young Living Essential Oils that support a variety of healthy skin types. I usually look in my Essential Oils Desk Reference for ideas on how to support my skin.
I love these DIY self-care products because they honestly take me about a minute to make and they are so easy and convenient at the end of the day to start my skin care routine.
Here is how to make them:
Stack cotton rounds into glass jar and set aside. I would say about 21 cotton rounds. In a separate mixing bowl, add desired essential oils and other ingredients then swirl to blend. The recipe says to start with essential oils then blend, then add castile soap and almond oil/ jojoba oil then blend, then add the witch hazel and water and finally blend well. Pour the mixture over the cotton rounds slowly in the glass jar. Please make sure you pour slowly, so many times I get impatient and pour too quickly, the mixture flows over the top of the jar because the cotton isn't absorbing the mixture. I hate when my essential oils spill, so just take your time, pour the mixture in the jar then press down on the cotton rounds and continue to pour again. Keep doing that until you notice the mixture is completely poured in the jar. Then I let it sit for a while before I use the wipes, I like to let the mixture soak into all the rounds in the jar for a night.
To store them properly, I would keep in a cool place and keep them sealed tight. I always try to use these before the 2-3 week mark just in case they start to dry out or seem less fresh.
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