Ever wash your face repeatedly but still can't get the mascara off? I used to wash my face multiple times and still went to bed looking like Alice Cooper. I occasionally picked up a good deal on makeup remover and would use it until it ran out. I just never found a makeup remover that I loved, until now.
I was reading an article on uses for coconut oil and found out that you can use it as a homemade makeup remover. I whipped some up (no pun intended) and am in love. Not only does it remove all the mascara from my eyes, but I swear my eyelashes look healthier. Plus, I smell yummy after using it. It only takes a few minutes to make and only one ingredient.
Start with a cup of coconut oil. You can buy it at just about any grocery store. Even though it is an oil it is usually hard like Crisco. If you are having a hard time scooping out the coconut oil you can get your spoon warm and it will make it easier.
Add the cup of coconut oil to a mixing bowl and start mixing on low for about a minute. After a minute you may need to scrape down the sides and then continue mixing for 1-2 minutes until it is light and fluffy.
Remove from the mixer and store in a small jar. You can store in the bathroom to remove your makeup or if you have really dry skin it makes a great lotion.
To remove makeup just scoop out a pea sized amount and rub gently over eyes. Then clean off with a tissue or wash cloth. It works great and is much cheaper than makeup remover.