Homemade Eye Makeup Remover with Lavender {Detox Your Home Series}

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Homemade Eye Makeup Remover | Real Food RN

I used to take the eye makeup removing packets from my gym and use them at home. Sneaky, sneaky. I though I was pretty smart too! That is until I turned the packet around and looked at the ingredient list! Yikes, I do not need those in my body thankyouverymuch. Naturally I had to cook up my own homemade eye makeup remover that was free of chemicals. I decided to add lavender to the mix because it is a wonderful oil for inflammation and soothes skin irritations. So, it won’t irritate my eyes and will even soothe the skin surrounding them. I only use therapeutic grade essential oils though, because the knock-offs are full of junk.



  • If your coconut oil is not liquid (it is solid below 74*F), then warm up in a small saucepan over low heat until liquid
  • Pour into small glass jar and add lavender essential oil
  • Mix with a spoon until well combined
  • Store in a dark place, like in your medicine cabinet in your bathroom (that’s where mine lives)

To use: 

  • Using a moist washcloth (or cut up t-shirt squares, see below for instructions on this), wrap the cloth around your index finger
  • Dip your cloth-covered finger into the oil, don’t get too much oil or you will flood your eye
  • Working from the inner eye out, gently rub your eye make up off
  • That’s it!

Bonus: coconut oil is also moisturizing so it won’t dry out the delicate skin around your eyes!

T-shirt squares how-to: 

  • Cut up an old t-shirt that you had planned to throw away anyway, or you could always cut up one of those old annoying t-shirts that your husband wore in college and still thinks is hysterical like THIS ONE
  • I cut mine into about 4″ squares and store in a glass jar under the sink
  • Moisten the cloth squares and use one for each eye
  • Wash and reuse!

Are you ready to jump in to this wonderful world of caring for yourself and your family naturally with essential oils?? The time is now! Click HERE to learn more, or contact the person who introduced you to the “Detox Your Home” Spring blog series! 

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If you by chance are visiting as a part of the Detox Your Home Series then didn’t you love the recipe for a DIY Natural Flea Collar that Rachel shared?  Don’t miss out on the next stop, Head Lice Prevention Spray!

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  1. Carol says

    I use coconut oil for almost everything I do, and LOVE it. BUT: I have found another, in my opinion better, oil for the face and chest areas: Avocado oil.

    I just turned 60. As most of us know collagen and elastin are leaving our bodies therefore causing wrinkles and such at an alarming rate as we age! Avocado oil is supposed to be one thing that will help restore those important things to our skin, so around my eyes, mouth and chest area where those pesky wrinkles are so visible and yucky, that is what I use.

    I HAVE noted a slight improvement (after only about 2 weeks off the coconut oil and using the avocado oil), where, many years of using first vitamin E oil, (in the 70’s -90’s) then the coconut years (just after I “discovered” it). I don’t ‘adulterate’ it with anything, and using essential oils, for me at least is not preferable: I like the simple, just oil route!

    Although 60, I have been told I look MANY years younger! (GREAT to hear, but I must admit: never having smoked, or taking my first alcoholic drink at 42 and not much since then either, and trying my best to eat only organic, and convenience food free, are also big reasons I think I look great for my age, and others do as well! yeah, a bit conceited sounding, isn’t it?).

    Any way, great post, and yes, I do believe that simpler is better, and love the idea of re-using a re-purposed T shirt is a great idea! (BTW: I HAVE seen worse T shirts than that one, although it would be on my “worst of 10” list!

  2. Jessi Hass says

    I use almond oil because it's good for skin elasticity but adding lavender is a beautiful idea especially during this heavy pollen allergy season we're having!!!

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