July 25, 2015

DIY Organic Makeup Remover

DIY Organic Makeup Remover

As part of my journey to making my skincare more organic and less toxic, I thought I would finally try creating my own organic makeup remover! I've been using coconut oil for years to remove my eye makeup, so I thought I would finally create a makeup remover for my face makeup.

This DIY recipe is easy to do, requires just a few ingredients and about 5 minutes of your time.

This specific recipe will be perfect for those of you with acne prone skin and those with discoloration and pigmentation problems!

So let's get in to how to make your organic coconut oil makeup remover!

Let me first off say that the one of the ingredients I used for this particular recipe is not 100% organic, however you can substitute the Argan Oil I used for an organic version of it and the remover would then be 100% organic.

You can find all of these ingredients and other oils like these at your local health food store, co-op, GNC also has a good selection of oils, and of course online sources such as Vitacost.

I used 1 part Argan Oil for every 6 parts Coconut Oil, for reference when increasing or decreasing the amount of makeup remover you wish to make.

If you choose to use the essential oils such as Tea Tree, Lemon, Rose, etc, please be sure to do your reading and research oils before putting any of them directly onto your skin.

What you'll need for this DIY project:

Coconut Oil (I highly recommend the Spectrum Naturals Unrefined Coconut Oil)
Argan Oil
Tea Tree Oil (Optional)
Lemon Oil (Optional)
Measuring spoons
Container to put your makeup remover in

STEP 1: 

Measure out 6 tablespoons of Coconut Oil, deposit the Coconut Oil into your container.

This oil tends to be solid at room temperature, however during the summer it often is in a more liquid state, so it will be easier to blend during the next couple of months.

Spectrum Organic Virgin Coconut Oil


Measure out 3 teaspoons of Argan Oil, deposit the Argan Oil into your container. 

Argan Oil is one of the most popular oils on the market, its a super oil for rehydrating the skin and helping with imperfection. A substitute for Argan Oil would Jojoba Oil, both are very nourishing for the skin. 

The next two steps are optional and the types of oils can vary depending on your skin type.

If you have dry skin, I recommend essential Rose Oil, it will help hydrate the skin while improving the tone and texture of the skin.

If you have mature skin that is dry, I recommend essential Myrrh Oil, it will help hydrate the skin while also reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and increasing skin elasticity.

A great all around essential oil for everyone to try, regardless of their skin type is essential Geranium Oil, it helps control acne and oil production, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and increase skin elasticity. Perfect for adding into any skincare regime.


Deposit 8 drops of Tea Tree Oil into your container.

This step is optional, if you do NOT have acne prone skin, this ingredient is not necessary. Tea Tree Oil has anti-bacterial properties that will help combat and prevent acne.


Deposit 6 drops of Lemon Oil into your container.

This step is optional, if you do NOT have pigmentation issues, acne scars, or sun spots, this ingredient is not necessary. Lemon Oil helps brighten your skin's complexion.

Essential Oils


Mix all of the ingredients together so the oils all blend seamlessly and there are no oils are separated. 

You do not want the Lemon Oil, the Tea Tree Oil, or any essential oils to go unblended, they need to be diluted into carrier oils and used in small quantities or they can do harm to your skin.

DIY Organic Makeup Remover


Take a quarter sized amount onto your hands and massage the makeup remover into your skin. I recommend using your hands to remove the oils from the face, then using a wash cloth dipped in hot water, remove the rest of the makeup remover.

I hope this helps anyone trying out some more natural and organic skincare! Let me know if you guys have tried your own DIY skincare and what you like to use!

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