I use waterproof mascara because it actually stays on and doesn't run, but it's difficult to get off!
For years I bought Covergirl Eye Makeup Remover ($3.95 at Walmart, $4.79 at Walgreens) but this year . . . I'm making some changes!
Why use ingredients that are dangerous? (MINERAL OIL/ HUILE MINÉRALE, ISOPROPYL PALMITATE, POLYETHYLENE, CETETH-20, TRIHYDROXYSTEARIN, SORBIC ACID, METHYLPARABEN, BUTYLPARABEN, PROPYLPARABEN, VANILLIN, TITANIUM DIOXIDE). Paraben is used as a preservative, but has been found in breast cancer tumors and studies have shown it affects reproductive systems. Need I say more?
This little recipe contains 3 oils ~ Canola, Caster, and Light Olive Oil. Most of you probably have canola oil and light olive oil in your kitchen already!
Castor oil can be purchased at the pharmacy. I purchase my castor oil in a larger quantity for use in my homemade shampoos, shaving soaps, and my new recipe for makeup remover at a store called Lee Lee Oriental Market. The castor oil is found in the India section of the store. No Lee Lee . . . you can purchase castor oil (here).
I washed out those little shampoo bottles Will brings home when he stays at hotels on business trips. They work perfectly because the bottle has a small opening to control the amount of oil that comes out.
GENTLE EYE MAKEUP REMOVER ~ works great for lipstick removal also.
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 tablespoon castor oil
1 tablespoon light olive oil
- Mix the 3 oils together and pour into a clean container using a small funnel.
- Pour a small amount of oil onto a clean cotton pad and gently wipe over lashes and eyelids.
It is so exciting to be making my own beauty products, and a great feeling knowing there's an easy, inexpensive, natural way to make a superior product . . . Over at Julie's!!!