It took me a very long time to find an eye make-up remover that I liked. A lot of them would sting my eyes or leave my skin chafed. I found I really like the make-up remover wipes from Trader Joe’s but they were quite pricey. There were only 20 in a pack, requiring me to buy 2 a month. All that plastic packaging and disposable material made me feel a little guilty. So, I decided to try to make my own.
I culled through dozens of Do-it-yourself recipes on the internet. They were wildly disparate and contradictory at times but three ingredients kept coming up over and over: witch hazel, water and some kind of oil. Of course, I could find little consensus on how much to pour of each in order to make a bottle. So, I decided not to use a bottle at all.
I use a reusable round (mine are made out of bamboo and are really more oblong) and I put a drop of jojoba oil on it, followed by a drop of witch hazel and then I spritz it with rose water. And voila! It works great and doesn’t sting.
Effectiveness is only one benefit. There are others. I like keeping all these ingredients separate because I use them all separately as well. By combining them as needed, on the spot, I am less likely to run out of anything and not have it available to use for another purpose. Oh my goodness, the money you save! I used to spend between around $10 a month on those wipes. I have had that bottle of witch hazel for years. Jojoba lasts a really long time too because you need to use so little of it. The rose water I go through fairly quickly but that’s only because I like to spray all over my body from head to toe.
Do you think you will give it a try? Do you have your own formula? Leave me a reply in the comments section.