4 DIY Makeup Remover Recipes with Steps

Do you pay attention to your makeup removal routine? If not, you should! How you treat your skin after a long day is crucial to your health. Failure to remove makeup leaves your skin susceptible to pathogens and free radicals (associated with faster aging skin). 

Unfortunately, skin care products such as cleansers, serums, and moisturizers often come with a load of unnecessary, and weird ingredients your skin won’t love. So if you’re focused on getting the best for your skin, you’re best bet might be a homemade makeup remover.

Let's take a look at four DIY recipes to make inexpensive homemade makeup remover to keep your skin glowing and healthy:

  • Jojoba Oil and Rose Water Homemade Makeup Remover 

    Jojoba Oil Cleanser

    Who loves the scintillating scent of rose water? Applying a combination of rose water and jojoba oil on your skin is an effective way to wash off makeup, refresh the skin, and smell like spring. The jojoba oil goes a step further by providing antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that will do wonders to your anti-aging regimen. All you need is:

    • A mixing jar
    • Rosewater (1 oz.)
    • Organic jojoba oil (1 oz.)

    After mixing the natural ingredients, simply apply generously on your face and wash off the makeup. You can use a dry cloth to clear up any leftover makeup.

  • Baby Shampoo

    Baby shampoo makeup remover

    We’ve heard the phrase, “soft as a baby’s ass.” So what better way to protect your skin that using a product that’s designed for the delicate and supple skin of a baby? Baby shampoo as a DIY makeup remover is ideal for all skin types. The Ingredients for the recipe include:

    • A mixing jar
    • Water
    • Coconut oil or olive oil (1/4 teaspoon)
    • Baby shampoo (1/2 tablespoon)

    The steps include adding baby shampoo to the jar, pouring water into the jar, shaking up the mixture, and using a cotton ball to wash off the makeup on your eyes or skin.

  • Honey DIY Recipe

    honey makeup remover diy

    The bees are at it again! Aside from playing a key role in the sustainability of the eco-system, bees produce one of the best natural sweeteners in honey – which also happens to be an effective makeup remover. All you need is: 

    • Raw honey (Teaspoon)
    • Warm water
    • A clean cloth

    Pour the honey on your hand, massage it over your makeup, and let it sit for around 10 minutes before rinsing it off. And hey, the recipe might even help with your acne due to honey’s antibacterial properties.

  • DIY Witch Hazel Makeup Remover

    Witch Hazel Makeup Remover

    Witch Hazel has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that nourish the skin – and you can leverage these skin health benefits through a homemade makeup removal recipe.  

    Pour equal parts of waters and witch hazel into a jar and apply the mixture on to your eyes or face. Gently rub over your makeup in circular motions and rinse with water.


    • While removing makeup using one of these DIY recipes, avoid rubbing your eyes and face harshly.
    • In the case of essential oils such as jojoba oil, olive oil or coconut oil, it’s advisable to do a patch test – in case your skin reacts to any of them
    • Always wash your face with clean water after removing makeup to remove impurities and prevent breakouts

    What if You're Lazy About Your Makeup Removal?

    Natural Makeup Remover Wipes

    In case you were wondering if there is any alternative to a healthy skin care product, for on the go, without needing to spend all this time making some yourself, you’re in luck. The last thing you want to do is remember your skin care routine after a wild night out! The best way to remove your makeup coming back from, or sleeping over, after a good time, is to use Clean Slate Wipes.

    Makeup Remover Wipes that are portable, easy to use, and have all natural ingredients, so you don’t have to worry about what you’re using on your face. While being, alcohol and paraben free, the Clean Slate wipes include; Aloe, Vitamin E & Cucumber for the most nourishing nutrients your face will love.