Can you really help your eyelashes grow by removing your makeup?! This DIY eye makeup remover with eyelash conditioner is not only easy to make with just four ingredients, but it smells heavenly and is nourishing to your lashes. In addition, it’s non-toxic and can save you money! Win-win-win! I made this DIY eye makeup remover when I ran out of my usual go-to store-bought brand, Neutrogena Oil-Free Makeup Remover. This project meshed well with my beautiful homemade reusable cotton squares. No waterproof mascara can stand a chance to this eye makeup remover and textured cotton squares! Read on to see how you can make your own eye makeup remover with eyelash conditioner in about 5 minutes!
Ingredients for Eyelash Health and Growth
Here are the ingredients you’ll be using for the eye makeup remover. You will most likely have most of these at home!
Distilled Water – This is water that has been purified of contaminants through the process of distillation. Thus, all potentially harmful chemicals that can be harmful to your skin are removed, leaving water that is free of fluoride, chlorine, and other toxic additives. Distilled water is sooo good for your skin and eyelashes because it helps the skin retain moisture and detoxifes the skin. Furthermore, since you are using this on your face and will only be using the eye remover a little bit at a time, it’s best to use pure water, which is what you get with distilled water!
Gentle Tear-Free Soap – Since you’ll be using this eye makeup remover on your eyes, you will want a soap/shampoo that is gentle on your eyes. We have plenty of that in our household….because babies 🙂
Coconut Oil – Coconut oil will not only help with makeup removal, but it is super nourishing for your lashes. It works magic on your eyelashes by keeping them moisturized and protected from protein loss and damage. It may prevent eyelashes from falling out, resulting in fuller and healthier eyelashes that can stand up to everyday mascara and eyelash curlers!
Did you know that coconut oil has antimicrobial and antifungal properties? Yup! We have microbial organisms everywhere on our body including near our eyes and eyelashes. These organisms have the potential to cause infections, so coconut oil helps prevent these infections from occurring. Better yet, coconut oil helps prevent infections in people who wear mascara since there’s the potential for contamination from the microbes in the mascara tube. Be sure to change your mascara every three months!
Lavender Essential Oil – This will help make your eye makeup remover smell great (not to mention calming before bed), but it will also contribute to healthier lashes! Did you know that?! Lavender has been shown to significantly increase hair growth, so we’re going to add it to our eye makeup remover for this benefit!
In addition to the nourishing ingredients listed above, you will need a small jar or bottle to store the eye makeup remover. I chose this cute bottle from Michaels’ with a cork top because it reminds me of my chemistry lab days (I’m a dork, I know, but I’m a nerdy pharmacist! ????).
This recipe is easy to double or triple if you’re making a big batch. Since my bottle is on the smaller side, I cut the amounts in half. You’ll need the following:
Combine all of the ingredients in your jar, mixing or swirling gently.
Using your DIY Eye Makeup Remover with Eyelash Conditioner
When you’re ready to remove your makeup for the day, dab a cotton ball/round or a reusable cotton square into your eye makeup remover and press it gently on the first eye. By pressing the makeup remover into your eye, you are allowing the product to dissolve the eye makeup. This means less rubbing for you in the next step. After pressing the cotton ball/round onto our eyelid for a few seconds, gently rub and wipe the makeup off. Repeat for the other eye. Wash your face as normal with your normal daily cleanser. For good measure, use a Q-tip to dab some of your eye makeup remover with eyelash conditioner onto your eyelashes from root to tip.
And that’s it! How easy was that? I’ve only been using this DIY eye makeup remover with eyelash conditioner for about a week so I haven’t noticed any difference in my eyelashes, but I’ll be sure to update this post. Would you try this recipe? Comment below to let me know how it has worked for you!