Homemade Lavender Coconut Oil Make Up Remover

I’ve been to Sephora with my mom a lot lately, probably more times than is safe. One product I always want to look for is an oil based a make up remover that will remove make up softly and with no stretching. I’m staring down the barrel of 29, and I’ll take any ‘stay youthful’ hack I can. I had no idea that face washes and scrubs can be a little harsh on your skin and even contribute to stretching! Honestly, I’m a make-up/beauty product newb, so I find it HILARIOUS that I’m writing a blog about a homemade make up remover. But, I’m excited about this so I thought I’d share! As I was making this I couldn’t help but think this would be such a fun gift for brides to give to bridesmaids!

Here’s why I like this recipe better than store bought options:

  1. All natural, baby. Just coconut oil and lavender essential oil. That’s it! And coconut oil is really great for your skin, too. 
  2. It’s oil based and gentle, so no stretch for the delicate under eye skin. 
  3. It’s affordable! All the products at Sephora are so pretty and smell good and are so tempting (and I’m enjoying my fair share), but you may already have the ingredients for this in your house! 
  4. It’s fun! I find a lot daily delight in doing something special for myself like making an affordable, homemade, all natural make up remover. 

So, now that I know I’ve totally convinced you, here’s what you need and how to do it!

coconut oil + lavender extract + a small jar

Once you have your ingredients, literally all you do is melt about 1/2 cup of coconut oil in a pan (it takes very low heat and melts fast) and pour it into your jar. Next, add 5-10 drops of lavender! That’s it! Store in a cool, dark place and use with a towel or your finger to gently remove make up! 

Now you’ll feel real fancy when you do your nightly routine, but you’ll have only spent a few dollars (maybe none if you had all the ingredients) versus $25 for a product at Sephora! In the chance you don’t have the ingredients though, I’ve linked them for you here! I picked the big lavender because you can use it for anything and it’ll go fast, I promise. Also, now that I think about it, this would be an awesome bridal party gift (or even a bridal shower activity?!), DIY Christmas gift, treat to give to neighbors or co-workers, there are so many fun options! 

 

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