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diy makeup removers

I would be honest, makeup removers are hella expensive. I’m not talking about micellar waters or those cream cleansers, though they aren’t much cost-effective either but the oil-based balms to remove that stubborn makeup or waterproof mascaras and eyeliners, yes, that one, is quite big of a mouth. And on second thoughts, do we really need them? Umm, NO! Especially when you can create these DIY makeup removers literally under $10. Is that much? Okay, $3.

In this article, we’ll DIY makeup removers with all the natural ingredients most of you must be having right in your kitchen – what better than natural products? More natural products.

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 Diy makeup removers

Most of you haven’t even thoughts of using homey for cleansing off the makeup and dirt due to its sticky nature, but doesn’t it make sense that it would strip out all the makeup put by sticking to eat? Oh sure, it does!

Adding to some glorious benefits of honey, it is anti-bacterial hence, help with acne and acne scars along with you a decent glow after removing makeup.

You’ll need

  • 1 Tbs of honey ( any honey you like )


  • Take 1tbs of honey onto your fingers and massage it into your dry skin.
  • Let it sit for about 5-10 minutes
  • And rinse it off with normal water before cleaning all off with a good cleanser.

Baby shampoo + Oil

If it sounds gentle enough for a child, it is gentle enough for you. Why I like this is, because, baby shampoo is bound to remove dirt or makeup, and oil helps melt the makeup down quickly. Since it goes good with my oily skin, I believe this would not harm any other skin type as well.

You’ll need:

  • 1/2 tbs of baby shampoo
  • 1/4 tbs of olive/ coconut oil
  • Cotton pads, cotton balls , microfibre cloth
  • Container huge enough to fit that cotton ball, pad etc


  • Add required quantities of baby shampoo and oil into the container
  • Fill the container with enough water
  • Shake well because oil will start to float on water
  • Dip your cotton pad, cotton ball, cotton swap in it, and use it remove makeup from eyes and face

Storage tip: Keep this mixture in an air-tight container if you want to use it for a longer time, in a cool dry place.

Vaseline + Aloe Vera

 Diy makeup removers

Vaseline is such a wonder product when it comes to beauty. It is non-comedogenic and locks in the moisturizer of our skin. Whereas, do I need to say about aloe vera? You know that right? Also, this DIY makeup remover recipe is considered best for sensitive skin.

You’ll need:

  • 1/2 tbs of vaseline
  • 1/2 tbs of aloe vera gel


  • Mix both the ingredients together
  • Massage the mixture to remove the makeup in slow circular motions
  • Let it sit for 30 sec – 1 minute
  • And remove it all with a cotton pad

Rose water + Aloe vera + glycerine

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 Diy makeup removers

All the good ingredients one can think of are in this DIY makeup remover recipe. Rosewater, where will help soothe out your skin, aloe vera, and glycerine will remove that nasty makeup off without clogging your pores. Works best for dry to normal skin, but all skin types can use it.

You’ll need:

  • I tbs rose water
  • 1/4 tbs aloe vera gel
  • 2tbs glycerine


  • Mix above quantities of ingredients together in a container
  • Massage it down to your face and neck
  • Let it sit for a 1-2 minutes
  • Take a warm cloth to gently remove it off

Coconut oil + olive oil


Can DIY makeup remover be complete without our trustworthy coconut oil? I say no. Even though these ingredients are capable to clog your pores if not cleaned properly after, I being oily skin never had any problem after using this.

You’ll need:

  • 1/3 tbs coconut oil
  • 2/3 tbs olive oil


  • Mix them on the palm of your hand
  • Massage them to remove your makeup
  • Cleanse it off with an oil-free cleanser

Read More: Best drugstore waterproof mascaras to hit the beach with!

Precautions to keep in mind

  • Do not rub your eyes too harshly with the cotton pad. These DIY makeup removers are sure shot to gently remove the makeup.
  • Do not forget to do a patch test of oils you are using on your neck or below your ear because oils work differently for different skin types.
  • Do not just go straight to bed after using the above makeup removers. You need to cleanse your face thoroughly after oil cleansing. If this not done correctly, your face will feel oily and greasy later on.


  1. Now we all have honey at our home but look at a new use of it. Surprised! By the way, what honey do you use?

    1. Oh sure it has 100 more uses we don’t know yet. I like using raw organic honey most of the times but i also have access to manuka honey which i use occasionally

  2. I’m not much of a make up wearing person as I prefer to keep my skin free of stuff. I wear it on special occasions so these tips are very helpful.

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