Homemade Eye Makeup Remover with Lavender

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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 toxic chemicals. 

Homemade Eye Makeup Remover with Lavender



  • 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!

How to Get Started with Essential Oils

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