Stop paying hundreds of dollars a year for eye makeup remover and make your own high quality version similar to Benefit for pennies a bottle!
Am I the only one who goes to Sephora and gets suckered by the packaging every single time? No? Whew! The pretty little aqua bottle of Benefit Eye Makeup Remover is a great example… why in the world did I spend years of buying $21 a bottle stuff? Especially when making your own eye makeup remover is sooooo simple.
And as a mom of two make-up loving girls, we go through a LOT of it. To the tune of about $300 a year! #sucker
This year, our word of the year is SAVE. I want to save money, save time, save energy, save the planet. Save all. the. things. Which lead me to realize that I could probably make my own eye makeup remover for cheap. I mean, I had already started making my own makeup brush cleaner, so I knew it could figure it out. It would save me time, save money & save the planet from a bunch of plastic bottles. Winning!
And I was right… you can make it for about $4. And that’s for 32 bottles – not one. That’s $668 savings, ya’ll. Have mercy. Honestly, I didn’t even have to leave the house. I had every single ingredient already, so it’s like making it for free, right? And I bet you probably have it, too.
Since the eye makeup remover has witch hazel, it acts as a natural preservative to keep the solution good for weeks! While it works great on eye makeup (especially stubborn mascara), it works on the whole face, too.
- 1/2 teaspoon aloe vera
- 1/2 teaspoon baby shampoo
- 1 teaspoon witch hazel
- 1/2 cup distilled water
- 2-3 drops of Bergamot essential oil (optional)
- Put all the ingredients together in a cup and mix well.
- Using a funnel, pour into a bottle.
- Or for eye makeup remover pads: Stack cotton rounds into a jar, then top with eye makeup remover until all of the rounds are saturated.
I’m sharing pampering ideas all week long, joining my friends for Winter in Jars. Be sure to check out their ideas, too: