This is my third blog post of the week and it’s only Wednesday! It’s strange, right?? You’re only used to seeing my posts pop up in your inbox once or twice a week, but get ready for more natural goodness! Because it’s now the summer, I’m thrilled to have more time to create fun content for you all! My blog is definitely my version of stress-relief, and it’s my favorite hobby. I have so many ideas and projects for it over the next few months and I hope you’re ready for the ride!
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Now, the moment you’ve been waiting for – today’s blog post! Today, I’m sharing a natural, hydrating makeup remover DIY with you! Natural skincare is something I’m exploring more of, and there are so many different parts of my routine that I need to swap out. Makeup remover was one that I had put off because it’s not something I use often. I hardly wear makeup anymore, which is so strange, considering I was obsessed with it in high school and early college! I was always exploring the aisles of Ulta, browsing the Sephora website, and keeping up to date with beauty guru YouTube channels. Now, I hardly have time to do an all-out, full-face makeup look. I’ve managed to get my makeup routine down from an hour to fifteen minutes, and even those fifteen minutes can be too much for me.
After a weekend full of makeup (ya gotta look good for graduation pics, am I right??), I decided that it was finally time to make the switch. Regular ol’ coconut oil is great at removing makeup, but it leaves my skin feeling super greasy and it’s a pain to get off sometimes. I also wanted a little more from my makeup remover, like skin-boosting benefits. Is that too much to ask? Absolutely not! So now, I introduce to you, an all-natural makeup remover that fights acne, signs of aging and a whole heck of a lot of skin problems!
- 4 oz. bottle
- 3 oz. carrier oil (I used fractionated coconut oil)
- 1 oz. liquid castile soap (baby mild)
- 10 drops frankincense essential oil
- 10 drops lavender essential oil
In your 4 ounce bottle, add 10 drops of frankincense essential oil and 10 drops of lavender essential oil. The frankincense essential oil is great for a variety of skin conditions, especially acne, scarring, and signs of aging! The lavender essential oil is great for inflammation, and is very soothing.
Swirl the essential oils together. Then add 3 ounces of your desired carrier oil and swirl again. I used fractionated coconut oil. You can either eye-ball it, as Rachel Ray would say, or you can measure it out. 3 ounces is about 6 tablespoons. It’s extremely important to add the carrier oil before the castile soap. This ensures that the essential oils will be evenly mixed into the makeup remover.
Once your essential oils and carrier oil are mixed, add 1 ounce of liquid castile soap. You can use whatever you have on hand, but I personally prefer to use the baby/mild version (the one in the light blue bottle). 1 ounce is about 2 tablespoons, or you can just top off the bottle with the castile soap. Cap and shake.
Pour a little makeup remover on a cotton pad, paper towel, or wash rag and gently rub the makeup off your face. I was even able to get waterproof mascara off with this makeup remover! No matter your level of talent when it comes to makeup, we all need to get it off our faces somehow – I hope you’re able to enjoy this natural way to remove your makeup at the end of the day! (Note: If the makeup remover becomes a bit gelatinous, don’t worry! Run warm water over the bottle until it thins out.)
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