I LOVE this DIY eye makeup remover.  For a while there, I was just using plain old olive oil to remove my makeup, but found it left my eyes extremely oily afterward, even after cleansing.  This is the perfect eye makeup remover blend.  It takes care of stubborn eye liner and mascara.  I use the natural stuff, but still, it’s stuck on there for days unless you use something like this.  Give it a try!  It’s pure, gentle, and nourishing.  Follow with a mild organic face wash (I prefer MiEssence Purifying Cleanser) and toner (I prefer MiEssence Balancing Skin Conditioner) before bed.

To be honest, I’ve had this blend of oils on hand (almond, apricot, and vitamin E) as I also use a similar mixture on my baby belly after the shower to help prevent stretch marks.  But if you don’t have these already, you can find them pretty inexpensively at a place like Vitamin Shoppe, Whole Foods, or online on Amazon.com.  Be sure to read the ingredients and production process before buying to ensure a pure and safe product!

For mixing, storage, and use, reuse an old glass bottle or purchase one here or here.

Eye Makeup Remover
Makes 1 Month’s Use

4 Tbsp almond oil
1 Tbsp apricot kernel oil
1 tsp vitamin E oil
2 drops chamomile essential oil

In your glass container, add all ingredients.  Screw on lid and shake until mixed.  Ready for use immediately.  Shake before each use.  Keep in a cool, dark place.  Shelf safe for up to 6 months.

You can use a cotton ball/swab/pad for makeup removal, but I’m all about using green and reusable products.  I have a small stack of soft organic cotton washcloths that I use strictly for makeup removal.  That way if they get stained, no big deal, since they’re for makeup removal only.  (You’ll find natural makeup doesn’t really stain anyway…)  And the beauty of it is no trash!  Just throw in your weekly laundry bin and you’re set.

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Written by Elise Schwartz
Elise Schwartz

Elise has been living a sugar-free natural lifestyle since 2008, after discovering her PCOS, infertility, and inability to lose weight were caused by toxicity in her food and daily life. She became a certified nutrition and body detox coach, and provides consultations to clients across the world. By living the principles she teaches, Elise proudly welcomed her son, Austin, into the world in 2011. She and her husband, Dr. Dave, own and operate a natural health clinic, Triad Health Center, in Greensboro, NC.


  1. Can I use a different essential oil such as lavender?

  2. Yes you sure can! I’d say lavender is the only other good option for the delicate eye area. You’d want to use something soothing.

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