Homemade Makeup Remover Recipe


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 "homemade makeup remover"

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.

Dr Bronner’s Baby Mild Castille Soap"homemade makeup remover"

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"homemade Makeup remover"

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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  1. Darcy on

    A really practical and safe substitute, Rebecca. ‘Questional chemicals’ is the best way to describe most of the products we mindlessly consume these days. Anything with Aloe in it is more often than not going to be exactly what your skin has been dying for so, without hesitation, I’ll be taking a break from the typical trash I use to remove my make up and will by experimenting with a more natural approach.

  2. I am thrilled that I stumbled across your post. I have been really trying to use hair and skin products that are completely natural. I use aloe vera, natural oils, and other natural and organic products in my household. I happy to see that you can easily create a natural makeup remover with things that I am already using in my household. I can’t wait to try it.

    This site is such a great resource for those of us trying to live naturally. I am looking forward to exploring further. Thanks so much for sharing.

    • NMNadmin on

      Thank you you’re very welcome.

  3. I am so glad to have found you blog – I love all the ideas to replace questionable product with healthy ones!
    I would love to have you share this on Thursday at Tasty Traditions: http://myculturedpalate.com/

  4. Lea H on

    Thank you for your submission on Nourishing Treasures’ Make Your Own! Monday link-up.

    Check back tomorrow when the new link-up is running to see if you were one of the top 3 featured posts! :)

  5. Debi on

    Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday’s Adorned From Above Blog Hop. This weeks party starts at 12:01AM on Wednesday and runs through Sunday night. Have a great week.
    Debi, Joye and Myrna (The Busy Bee’s), Linda (Two Succulent Sisters)

  6. Sarah-Jayne on

    I need to give this a go! I have my make up done at a beauty salon in Birmingham but I think a lot of make up removers are too harsh on your skin

  7. Sometimes I am so tired of using the cosmetics to remove cosmetics; I am surely going to try one of these natural cleansers. Really appreciate your share.

  8. Jade on

    This is a great way to remove makeup naturally and budget friendly as it is a homemade recipe. We have Aloe Vera plat in our garden so I don’t have to buy this on the market. Thank you for sharing this great homemade makeup remover recipe.

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  9. Never new you could make make up removers at home! Such a nice piece of information. Thanks a lot for sharing. This sure is healthier for our skin than those artificially made make-up removers and it won’t even cause any allergies too.

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