DIY Eye makeup remover

I feel like we all struggle to find the perfect eye makeup remover. For me, it can’t be too oily, leave a residue, and it must remove all makeup, including waterproof or long-lasting formulas. That’s quite a bit to live up to for any remover. I have tried many different DIY recipes, and this one is, by far, the best one I’ve found. It’s great for any skin type and doesn’t leave an oily residue behind.


Organic Unrefined Virgin Coconut Oil. $11 available at local grocery store or organic market.
Organic Unrefined Virgin Coconut Oil. $11 available at local grocery store or organic market.

1. Organic Virgin Coconut Oil (unrefined and expeller pressed) $11/jar.

  • You can find this stuff at your local grocery store or organic market. It’s normally in the olive oil/cooking oil section.
  • Coconut Oil is amazing stuff!! It serves many beauty uses, as it is very moisturizing for dry skin and conditions lashes and brows. This jar will last you a good 6-9 months, depending on how often you use the coconut oil. My first jar lasted me 7 months, and during that time, I made eye makeup remover two or three times, and used the jar for countless other beauty tricks.
Johnson & Johnson Baby Shampoo
Johnson & Johnson Baby Shampoo. $1.99 available at local drugstores.

2. Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Shampoo. $1.99 -$2.50.

  • Available at any drugstore or grocery store
  • If you don’t use this stuff regularly (aka you don’t have kids), one full size will last you over 7 months if you are just using it for eye makeup remover recipes.

3. Filtered water. $1.50 or free.

  • Any filtered water of your choice will do. I use what I have on hand, which can be a bottle of water or water direct from my Brita filter.
Container of Your Choice
Container of Your Choice

4. A container for your mixture. I just use an old empty bottle from another eye makeup remover. Whatever you have, find, or buy will work.


1. Place closed jar of coconut oil in a bowl (or sink full) of hot water to melt it down into a liquid form. This only takes about 5 minutes, at most. So, I generally use this time to turn down the bed, light a candle, and pull my hair back.

2. Pour your liquified coconut oil into your container. I usually use what is close to a 1:1:1 ratio. So, I fill the container up a little more than 1/3 of the way.

3. Pour in the Johnson & Johnson Baby Shampoo. Same thing as  Step 2.

4. Fill the remainder of the container with filtered water.

5. Shake it up.

6. Pour on cotton pad, and lightly press against it against a closed eye for about 30 seconds. (This allows the coconut oil to penetrate the makeup, making it come off easier and with the least resistance on the skin.)

7. Repeat on the other eye.

Daily Use Tips:

Because the coconut oil will tend to go back to its more solidified state, so you will have to put your container in some warm water for a few minutes each night before use. Admittedly, sometimes this is inconvenient, but the alternative is a crappy eye makeup remover that you spend just as much time rubbing off your eye makeup as you did in this whole process, or not taking your eye makeup remover off at all. (NO NO!)

Hope you enjoy this recipe! Let me know if you try it and how you like it!

Stay Glittery, Beauties!




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