When John and I were first married, we liked to do everything together (ok, we still do). Every night before bed, we had our little routine…we’d get on our pjs and then brush our teeth and wash our faces together in our tiny one-sink bathroom.
It would have made more sense to get ready for bed separately, but because five minutes felt far too long to be apart, we brushed and washed huddled side-by-side.
At that point in my life, I wasn’t using eye makeup remover. I’d wash my face and black junk would be ALL OVER my eyes…I kinda looked like a raccoon. It was gross and John would always make some remark.
One night I thought it’d be funny to get ready for bed early. With my usual black mascara-masked eyes, I jumped out at John, making raccoon noises. It thought it’d be funny to pretend I was a wild animal. It wasn’t funny. It was just weird. Now I use natural eye makeup remover. The end.
adapted from Girl Meet’s Nourishment
1 part jojoba oil or olive oil
1 part witch hazel
*for longer shelf-stability, add a small amount of Vitamin E
lasts up to 1 month–I usually make a small amount every 2 weeks or so
In a clean container, combine 1 part jojoba oil and 1 part witch hazel. Put on a lid and give it a good shake.
Pour a small amount on a cotton ball and smooth over closed eyes. Et voila.
Most days I barely wear any eye makeup. If that’s the case, I’ll sometimes just use a dab of coconut oil to smooth over my eyes and that does the trick too. Super easy. This recipe works great for those days that I’m all decked out. Use what works for you!
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