DIY Natural Products: Eye Makeup Remover

In 2013 we made lots of changes. Not only to our diets, but the products we choose to use.

I’ve shared the recipe we use for Body Wash & Hand Soap, but after looking at the ingredients on my eye makeup remover, I decided it was time to make something healthier. Today I’m sharing a very easy diy eye makeup remover recipe.

Eye Makeup Remover


  • 1/4 Castor Oil
  • 1/4 Witch Hazel
  • 1/2 Purified Water
  • Optional: Essential Oil
  • Optional: **Coconut Oil


  • Mix all ingredients together
  • Apply desired amount to cotton swab or wash cloth.

Things to note:

  • **I add Coconut Oil during the warm months. A reminder that it hardens below 75 degrees so I wouldn’t suggest adding it in the winter months
  • I buy both the Castor Oil and Witch Hazel at Wal-Mart
  • I used a previously used empty eye makeup remover bottle for my container
  • Replace Castor Oil with your preferred or favorite oil


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  • dspence
    Posted at 08:07h, 07 February Reply

    Thank you for posting this! Witch Hazel has been on my list for a while but I haven’t known where to find it.

  • Marianne
    Posted at 08:33h, 07 February Reply

    Thank you! I am gonna try this!

  • Elizabeth
    Posted at 09:02h, 07 February Reply

    I actually just use coconut oil for eye make-up remover and it is AWESOME! Takes it all off perfectly with a tiny swipe. 🙂

  • Amie
    Posted at 09:06h, 07 February Reply

    I have been needing some eye makeup remover so I may have to try this or just coconut oil as Elizabeth suggested above.

  • Megan Davis
    Posted at 09:14h, 07 February Reply

    Can’t wait to try this!! Is there a specific brand of castor oil or witch hazel that you suggest?

  • Jojo
    Posted at 11:15h, 07 February Reply

    Thanks! This is awesome

  • Morgan Brooks
    Posted at 22:49h, 08 February Reply

    I’ve been looking for something less harsh for my eye make up remover. This looks awesome! Thanks for sharing! What a great idea!

  • Emily@EatLoveProcreate
    Posted at 16:58h, 09 February Reply

    Crafty crafty! I wonder if almond oil works too. I use that on my cuticles and oh my word it smells sooooo good! You are always inspiring me to go natural, so thanks for the tip!

  • Angela
    Posted at 23:49h, 10 February Reply

    What a great idea! Probably much cheaper in the long run too, huh?

  • Charity
    Posted at 12:57h, 11 February Reply

    This sounds awesome I think I need to make some for my mom. She’d love it!!

  • Jayda
    Posted at 19:11h, 18 February Reply

    This is so cool! I’ve been using coconut oil to remove my eye make-up for about a year, and loving it. My Mom and sister are committed to make-up remover though, so I might just have to forward this to them 🙂

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