Removing toxins from my home little by little has been my focus for over a year now. I am successfully ditching many harmful toxins found in everything we use from skincare to detergents and everything in between.
The other day I came across a super simple looking recipe for eye make up remover on the Young Living Blog. I remembered that I am still using my toxic remover (on the rare occasion that eye make up actually makes it into my face - HA!) so I thought I would give it a shot.
I adjusted the recipe to the ingredients I had at home and within 3 minutes I had a batch of insanely amazing smelling make up remover pads!!!
4 Ingredient Toxin Free Make up Remover
- 2 tablespoons Almond or Grapeseed oil (or any other carrier oil)
- 4 drops Young Living Lavender Essential Oil
- 1 tablespoon witch hazel (preferably alcohol free)
- 2 tablespoons filtered water
- Round cotton pads
- 4-ounce airtight glass container (I used a shallow container I had from the Target $ Section, but a small mason jar will be just fine too)
Mix the oil, witch hazel, water and essential oil in the glass container. Grab a small stack of cotton rounds (about 10 or whatever fits your container) and place them inside the container. They will soak up most of the liquid - you can close the lid and lightly shake the container to spread the liquid evenly around the cotton rounds. DONE!
Now, in the evening, just take one cotton round out of the container, press out excess liquid lightly and swipe over eyelids. Smells heavenly and cleans even waterproof makeup in a jiffy :)
I will NEVER go back to my old make up remover! Besides the fact that I know exactly what goes in it and can trust using it without putting harmful toxins on my face, it also is super economical compared to store bought toxic products! Win-Win!