If you are fed up with slapping a cocktail of questionable chemicals on your face, then you’ve come to the right place. At Natural Mothers we feel passionately about helping you to make your own chemical-free products. This homemade makeup remover is completely natural, is kind to the skin and will take off the most stubborn waterproof mascara. Just dab the area to gently remove your makeup and then rinse your face in water.
Homemade Makeup Remover Recipe
What you need
- 1 cup of aloe vera water or distilled water if you prefer
- 5 drops of Dr. Bronner’s baby-mild castille soap
- 1 tsp of grapeseed oil ( or coconut oil*)
What to do
Take a clean glass bottle and gently pour the ingrediients into it. Then just give it a good shake and apply with a soft cotton wool ball, it’s that easy!
*Coconut oil possess similar properties, but because it hardens below 24 degrees C it’s not suitable in this instance unless you live in the tropics, in which case we highly recommend it as it can be locally sourced.
Aloe vera is a desert succulent whose primary function is to survive drought by retaining moisture. Aloe Vera is excellent for hydrating and softening the skin and is known for its calming and healing properties.
Bronner’s unscented baby soap is fragrance-free and is ideal for people who have sensitive skin. It’s completely natural and contains organic coconut oil, olive oil as well as organic hemp and jojoba oil, so its cleansing properties soften and care for the skin too.
Grapeseed oil is extracted from grape seeds. It’s a light, delicate moisturising oil that contains astringent properties that help prevent pores form clogging so is an ideal alternative to the more commonly used olive oil.
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Rebecca Watkins worked as a professional photo journalist and travelled the world with her husband John, before settling down as a stay at home mother to their three daughters. They have recently moved back from the French Alps to an old cottage in Devon, England. Rebecca’s days are filled with visits to the beach, animated discussions and in the best moments, happiness and creativity in her family home of five. The other moments are filled with craziness and chaos and she loves those too.