A zerowaste natural way to end your day

Why buy makeup remover with ingredients you can’t even pronounce and are harmful to your skin when you can make your own natural one? Exactly, there is no reason not to! In addition to store bought removers, you know precisely what you put on your skin, and instead of buying new bottles every time which creates a lot of waste, you can now get yourself a glass bottle and store your remover there. Personally i use the 100 ml glass bottle with spray. It’s super easy to apply on your reusable cotton pads and you never use too much!

Healthy oils for each skintype

There are many oils you can choose from to make your DIY makeup remover. Some are good for oily skin, others better suited for combination or dry skin. Regardless of what oils you choose, it’s important to buy high-quality oils that don’t have any scents or dyes added. When possible, look for cold-pressed, unrefined, virgin oils.

Oily Skin

  • Grape Seed oil
  • Jojoba oil
  • Castor oil

Combination Skin

  • Grape Seed oil
  • Jojoba oil
  • Olive oil
  • Sunflower oil

Dry Skin

  • Almond oil
  • Marula oil
  • Avocado oil
  • Olive oil

Of course, you can mix and create your own favorite oil to match your preferences. I have a combination skin myself, and like to use almond oil and castor oil. Now the other secret ingredient is: rose water. You can also use regular water, but i enjoy the benefits and smell of rose water!

Oils / (rose)water ratio for 2 oils:

15% oil of your choice + 15% oil of your choice + 70% rose water

Oils / (rose)water ratio for 3 oils:

10% oil of your choice + 10% oil of your choice + 10% oil of your choice + 70% rose water

And so on. As long as it is approximately 70/30 or 60/40 you’ll have the best experience in my opinion. Some people choose to use only oils, which works perfect as well, but i personally don’t enjoy the feeling of so much greasiness on my skin. If you choose only oils, it is also nice to wash your face afterwards with for example a natural vegan soap. This way your skin will feel makeup free and clean!

Solid makeup removers

If you are comfortable with washing your makeup away with your hands, solid oils are also a healthy options. You can take a pea size of shea butter or coconut oil in your hands, rub it so it dissolved from the warmth of your hands and rub it gently on your skin. Easy as that! If you are travelling or staying with friends and forgot your DIY makeup remover, this is a great minimal solution to clean your skin before going to bed.

Extra addons to your removers

If you need to give your skin an extra boost, you can use add ingredients like vitamines C or E or even brewed green tea or coffee. You can also add essential oils to your mixture, but be careful because some of them can be harsh to your eyes if you don’t dilute them properly. Aloe vera can also be a nice addition as well as honey.

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