Best news ever. I just made the holy grail of makeup removers! I have had a love/hate relationship with makeup removers. I’ve tried many different brands. My go to ones were always Mary Kay and Victoria Secret. I just hated the price tag. I decided to try a more natural route and used coconut oil, as well as olive oil. I didn’t like the way they felt. It was way too oily. So I went back to store brand products. The other day I was perusing Pinterest when a suggested pin popped up on my feed. (Original recipe found here) It was a DIY makeup remover using only two ingredients. Only 2!
Olive oil and witch hazel!
That is it. I buy my olive oil at Costco. I found a similar kind online. You can purchase it here. The witch hazel I chose to buy on amazon. I wanted one that was alcohol free. If you want to get the same kind just click here.
Now for the recipe:
DIY Make up Remover
2 oz Witch Hazel (you can purchase here)
2 oz Olive oil ( you can purchase here)
Pour the ingredients into a container. I reused a bottle that I had on hand. Just make sure to clean it first.
Shake it up and you are good to go! I use cotton pads to wipe off my makeup. This even worked on my waterproof mascara without even trying hard! If I had a glass bottle I would have added lavender and frankincense essential oils. I will be doing that next time! One thing, just make sure you shake it before each use. Let me know how you like this DIY makeup remover!
For the first six months of my daughter’s life, her bottom was red about 80% of the time. My husband and I were using tube after tube of store-bought diaper rash ointment-trying to prevent a rash from happening. This method became pricey because how quickly we were using them. It definitely wasn’t the most cost-effective solution. Besides costing an arm and a leg, we had just started using cloth diapers. Store-bought diaper rash ointment and cloth diapers are not to be used together, due to the ointment clogging the fibers in the cloth and making them less absorbent. This predicament meant that in order to use the diaper rash ointment, we couldn’t use the cloth diapers. After a little bit of research and a few trial attempts, we have found the solution to our problem: a cheaper, homemade, natural diaper cream! Good bye sore bum, hello cloth diapers. Win, win!
Pure beeswax pellets
Pure fractionated coconut oil
Here is the recipe:
3 1/4 tsp of beeswax
3.5 oz of fractionated coconut oil
2 drops doTERRA Lavender essential oil
2 drops doTERRA Melaluca essential oil
Measure out beeswax
Melt the beeswax in a small sauce pan until liquid.
Pour fractionated coconut oil into melted beeswax.
Add essential oils
Take mixture off of heat and pour into a glass bowl.
Periodically stir the mixture while it cools.
When cooled, it should be the consistency of soft butter
If your cream is too runny, melt everything in the pan again and add another 1/4 tsp of beeswax. Repeat until you have the desired consistency.
Thanks for reading! Comment with any questions! I would love to hear how your diaper cream turns out!