Whether you need a quick fix because you’ve just run out of your makeup remover or you’re looking for an inexpensive alternative to your current product, this homemade makeup remover recipe is the answer. Just mix sweet almond oil, castor oil and vegetable glycerine and use it as you would any other make-up remover – apply it to your damp face and rinse it off.
Both sweet almond oil and castor oil remove makeup, but they can be difficult to apply because one is very thin while the other is very thick. So I mix the two to create a gel that is easier to use. It’s worth noting that castor oil should not be used alone because it will dry out your skin. The vegetable glycerine acts as humectant to help your skin absorb the moisture in the oils and it helps the makeup glide off.
You can use an oil other than sweet almond but do your research first. The oil must be safe to use on your face and – most importantly – near your eyes. I have read that olive oil is also an effective and safe make-up remover but I haven’t tried it yet.