I love eye make-up, especially eyeliner and mascara. Those two products have always been a huge part of routine since college. I mostly love how fun make-up is but I also know a lot of ingredients in make-up and skin care products these days leave a lot to be desired. This is why I try to buy the best quality natural make-up products (but that is another post for another day), or try my hand at making my own.
Where there is eye make-up there is also a need to remove said make-up or it is “Hello Raccoon-eyes!” The eye make-up remover at the store is packed with nasty chemicals, and it is not cheap – so boy, do I have a great DIY recipe for you!
Have you been to the bath and body care section of the store recently? I am talking the lotions, shampoos, make-up…pretty much everything in that section. Have you ever flipped one over to see what the ingredient list behold? I did, and it was pure horror. Okay, maybe that is an exaggeration – but the whole goal of my blog and life is to simplify – limiting the use of overly-processed unpronounceables. And let me tell you, there are a lot of unpronounceables.
Why Make These Products at Home?
These products are packed with tons of chemicals and nasty ingredients. Think about it – the largest organ of the human body is our skin. What we put on our skin affects our overall health, so do we want to put things on our skin with parabens and sulfates? Surfactants and petroleum? Dyes and genetically modified ingredients? Who knew that the products we put on our skin contain such harsh ingredients that can actually cause skin irritation, rather than make it beautiful, moisturized, or flawless like the bottles and packages say.
This got me thinking, with my sensitive skin and general avoidance of chemicals and processed products of any kind – why don’t I make these things at home? This may seem like a strange concept, but I would much rather put something on my body that I could eat than something that I couldn’t eat; essentially I want to feed my skin nourishing items to keep it strong, radiant, and healthy.
That is why I love this eBook by Heather Dessinger’s (of Mommypotamus) called DIY Organic Beauty Recipes – with over 50 recipes of natural, homemade beauty products to protect and nourish your skin (all while keeping you radiantly beautiful)!
She has recipes for EVERYTHING, and not only is it cost-effective, but all of these products are non-toxic and natural – and absolutely luscious! Her recipes utilize natural preservatives, that work to keep your skin and hair’s pH balanced naturally. For example, she has recipes in this eBook for making your own:
- shampoos & conditioners
- lotions & body butters
- teeth whitening naturally (with out coal tar, fluoride, aluminum, aspartame, and benzene)
- bath bombs
- toners & soaps
- face masks & salt scrubs
- toothpastes & mouthwash
- lip balms, sunscreen, & bug spray
- plus much more! (click here for more info)
Check out some pictures of the beautiful recipes you can make with this eBook…
Enough of me gushing over this amazing eBook…Heather has graciously allowed me to share her natural, gentle Eye Make-Up Remover recipe that only has TWO ingredients…just two! And works better than any of the “magical elixirs” you can buy at the store.
Easy Eye Make-Up Remover
A quick and inexpensive alternative to petroleum-based formulas – you’ll be amazed at how well this works!
2 ounces witch hazel
2 ounces olive oil
Mix ingredients in a clean container.
Shake container and pour a little on a reusable soft cloth or cotton ball. Wipe across your eyes and follow with the dry side of your cloth/cotton ball.
Up to one year. Store in a cool, dry place.
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