DIY Makeup Remover


So Pinterest has made me think that I need to make everything myself.

DIY Windex, DIY scarfs, DIY furniture…


But since I much prefer to spend my hard earned dollars on completely non-DIY stuff I usually ignore most anything that requires me to make stuff that I could easily buy at Target.


Until I saw a picture of DIY makeup remover.

The thing is I spend a pretty penny on makeup remover and haven’t ever really found one that I love.  There are definitely some I like, but you know…$30 later I’m still left feeling empty..usually in the wallet region.


SO I thought I would give it a go…as I had everything in my cabinet.  Why not?

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • NO-tears baby shampoo
  • water
  • a small container
  • oil…I used olive oil, but I read in some sites you could use Coconut oil.  I just couldn’t figure that out, because coconut oil is a solid until warmed and quite frankly I didn’t want to have to warm my eye makeup remover every time I used it.  At least that what I assume you would have to do.  BUT coconut oil is really good for other stuff, so keep it and use it.


That’s it.  You’ll have this made in 2 minutes flat.

I used a small bottle, so my measurements went like this:

  • 1/2 cup water
  • scant tablespoon baby shampoo
  • 1/4 tsp olive oil


Measure your water in a measuring cup and pour in your shampoo…

Then add your oil and mix everything in a cup…

It will get a little bubbly because of the shampoo.  Totally fine.

Pour it in your bottle…

And that’s it!

Shake it a little each time you use it so the oil mixes with the water and shampoo.

I tried it and it works perfect!  Even getting off mascara, I had no trouble at all :)


Now go remove that makeup like a boss.

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  1. 1
    Shelley says:

    So, did you like the way it worked??

  2. 2
    Melissa says:

    You think if you made it with coconut oil it would be more of a cream, rather than a liquid?

  3. 3
    SNancyKat says:

    I wear a lot of make up, especially eye make up. The ONLY thing that has worked for me in disolving the two coats of mascara I wear is Nutrogena cream cleanser. It is a thick cream that doesn’t suds up and get in your eyes and burn. I can rub it on my eyes and it takes off everything without irritating. I’m pretty happy with it. And you can usually find the store brand at Walmart, Target or CVS.

  4. 4

    Today some good products are also present which can help us in making the removal product in our home also. By this one can make the removal when ever required.

  5. 5
    BeautyGirl says:

    No no no! Never ever add shampoo! That’s like putting soap on your skin! (which is what most skin cleansers are anyways, but I digress). I use a combination of olive oil and water. It does the trick for EVERYTHING.

  6. 6
    Marisa says:

    I’ve used plain old baby oil for years. It works well and it is moisturizing for the eye area, which having no oil glands, falls prey to those terrible crows feet!

  7. 7
    Anne says:

    Thanks for this! Works like a gem!

  8. 8
    Christina says:

    Well, using baby soap on your eyelids and lashes to remove make-up isn’t the worst thing in the world. I would just recommend using Dr Bronner’s or some other pure soap that doesn’t have weird additives in it like other name brands may have. I have been making my make-up remover with Dr Bronner’s baby shampoo (just a travel size, mind you) for a year, with olive oil and purified water, and it works amazingly well. I have so much soap left and I only bought the tiny bottle initially. Not so great for waterproof stuff, but I don’t use that kind of make-up anyway.

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    Kiki says:

    I went a step further and added a bit of baking soda which cleans out pores and kill bacteria on the face.

  10. 10

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