Homemade Makeup Remover


There are plenty of makeup removers out there to choose from. But why buy when you can DIY?! This homemade makeup remover uses a recycled bottle, is perfect for sensitive skin and requires only two natural ingredients. Extra virgin olive oil is similar to the oil your skin naturally produces. It won’t clog pores nor dry out your skin. Aloe vera water is high in amino acids and vitamins. Aloe has been used for centuries to heal wounds and calm skin. It’s also magically moisturizing! Let’s get started . . . . .


extra virgin olive oil
aloe vera juice

used, cleaned 8oz bottle
(Water or beauty product bottles work well. You can also use a fancy glass bottle if that’s your thing!)

Pour a scant ½ cup of olive oil in your bottle. Fill remainder with aloe vera juice (or filtered water if you need). Now Shake Shake Shake! (Ever heard that phrase, “They are like oil and water”? Well, these two ingredients won’t mix on their own. They need a good, violent shake. Make sure the lid is on tight!)

Soak a cotton ball/pad with your homemade remover and gently press onto the eye area. Hold for ten seconds to break-up the makeup. Wipe away gently. It is important to use extra care when removing eye make-up; a light touch is all you need. Continue this process until all makeup is removed and your cotton wipes clean.

What other DIY beauty products would you like to make?

  • Maaaaay have to give this a try. I spend way too much money on make-up remover every month, haha. Does this work for the entire face or is more for eye-makeup?

    Thanks for the great tip!

  • A little DIY, always fun! And so cheap! Thanks for the tip 🙂

  • Ooo! This sounds really nice. Would you use this on the rest of your face to take off your makeup?

    • Sunnie Brook

      Hi Katie,

      Yes you could!

  • I love DIY projects, I’ve been experimenting with my own toners recently (apple cider vinegar and green tea blend, excellent for combination skin!), but I’ve never made a lip balm. I’d love to try this! Thanks for the great post 🙂

  • Can jojoba oil be used instead?

  • I would love to learn how to make tinted foundation cream for my face.
    do you have any suggestions where I might find a good recipe.


    Love the site

  • Just use coconut oil, cheaper and moisturizes.

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  • Melanie

    nice idea. i often make a blend with ‘approx’ 3/4 aloe gel and 1/4 wheat germ oil (higher in vit.E) and a tad bit of your favorite essential oil (like lavender )for a healthy body tonic 🙂

  • Jessica

    I am definitely into multi-purpose/use items. I do not believe in a one-hour production to do your face and I do not have a huge regimen of face cleansing, moisturizing, and make-up applying and removal. I usually wash my face with water….I have to give credit to my mother for introducing me to Shielo Hair Care and Skin Care. They have this AMAZING Shielo Complexion Scrub .
    When I first started to wear make-up and then couldn’t figure out how to get it off, I saw the Shielo Complexion Scrub in the bathroom and she told me to try it. I loved it! I have sensitive eyes, and just about anything makes them burn or water…but this didn’t. It removed the make-up, washed my face, and left it soft and smooth – not dry and tight like regular soap.

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  • Yup, I’ve tried this! Works well 🙂

  • Nia Bahri

    How long will it last for

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