12 Easy DIY Eye Makeup Remover Recipes That Won’t Break The Bank

While I will love, honor and be amused by makeup until the day that I die, I can’t imagine ever not thinking it’s a pain to take off. Sure, wet wipes are fine in a pinch, but when it comes to the stubborn long wear eye makeup we’re all using this season, or highly pigmented lip colors in bright or deep shades, it’s just best to get it all off. But eye makeup remover can be so annoying expensive, not to mention it often tugs and stings your delicate eye area, making it even less appealing to take as a step in each and every nightly routine.

If you’re looking for an easy way to create your own eye makeup remover (or one that removes any other makeup, really), the following recipes could be perfect for you. Plus, they’re homemade and most involve pretty inexpensive ingredients, so you will always be able to make more! Pretty soon, all your friends and roommates will be begging to know where you got that perfect formula. (And the answer will not be Sephora, thank goodness.) Oh, and next week, we’ll be trying these out!

1. 2 Ingredient Makeup Remover

12 Amazing DIY Eye Makeup Remover Recipes That Won't Break The BankEasy, easy, easy. This one involve Jojoba Oil and Vitamin E Oil, both of which I have always been extremely fond of ever since I used them on my ears back when I still stretched them. They’re so soothing on skin, not to mention pretty inexpensive.

2. 2 Ingredient DIY Eye Makeup Remover

12 Amazing DIY Eye Makeup Remover Recipes That Won't Break The BankAnother awesome 2-ingredient recipe! This one has extra virgin olive oil and witch hazel, instead.

3. Eye Makeup Remover With Baby Shampoo

12 Amazing DIY Eye Makeup Remover Recipes That Won't Break The BankGot a kid? You probably have all the ingredients necessary for this recipe already, then! It’s just got tear-free baby shampoo, baby oil and water.

4. Eye Makeup Remover DIY

12 Amazing DIY Eye Makeup Remover Recipes That Won't Break The BankI love step #3′s facial expression, it’s kind of the cutest. (Also, does she sort of remind you of Jessica Biel or is that just me?) In any case, this simple coconut oil technique seems great!

5. Natural Eye Makeup Remover DIY

12 Amazing DIY Eye Makeup Remover Recipes That Won't Break The BankNervous about certain chemicals getting near your eyes, lids and lashes? This tutorial will help you mix up a batch of eye makeup remover with only Organic Light Olive Oil and Dickinson’s Witch Hazel. Pop them in an empty, clean bottle and voila! You’ve got the perfect natural eye makeup remover.

6. Making Your Own Eye Makeup Remover

12 Amazing DIY Eye Makeup Remover Recipes That Won't Break The BankMore baby-related eye makeup remover! Super simple, super quick.

7. Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover

12 Amazing DIY Eye Makeup Remover Recipes That Won't Break The BankWaterproof eye makeup is some of the toughest to get off your eyes and away from your skin. This easy wipe-off DIY will get your lids, lashes and undereye area clean.

8. Simple Homemade Eye Makeup Remover

12 Amazing DIY Eye Makeup Remover Recipes That Won't Break The BankPerhaps you already know how we feel about Dr. Bronner’s soap around here, but basically, we like it. This recipe calls for Dr. Bronner’s Unscented Baby-Mild Liquid Castille Soap, distilled water and olive oil. Inexpensive and super easy!

9. Baby Oil Eye Makeup Remover

12 Amazing DIY Eye Makeup Remover Recipes That Won't Break The BankThis one is comparable to Clinique Rinse-Off Eye Makeup Solvent, except that version is $18 and this one is far less–and you can make tons more! I love the re-use of the Clinique packaging in order to minimize waste and to recycle a makeup container wisely.

10. Avocados

Apparently, straight up avocados will help you take off your eye makeup! Who knew? Except I would probably just wind up eating all of my “eye makeup remover” and putting it on toast before I got the chance to try it on my face. Whoops.

11. Homemade Eye Makeup Remover

12 Amazing DIY Eye Makeup Remover Recipes That Won't Break The BankThis recipe involves castille soap, water and jojoba oil. You can even get super Pinterest-y with this DIY by popping it in a mason jar, as recommended.

12. Grape Seed Oil + Castor Oil

12 Amazing DIY Eye Makeup Remover Recipes That Won't Break The BankSuper simple and gentle–perfect for sensitive skin!

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    • Alana Vincenza

      This is a perfect reason to use the random bottle of witch hazel my roommates put in the bathroom!

    • Heather C

      I will definitely try some of these as I am usually unhappy with store bought eye makeup removers. Except maybe the avocado one, because I cannot waste a good avocado on my eyes knowing I could make guacamole.

      • Alana Vincenza

        Guacamole is the highest priority.

    • Jinx

      Coconut oil works great! I also use Ponds cold cream cleanser. It’s cheap ($4-5), moisturizing, and takes everything off.

    • PhoebeCDonmoyer

      Except I would probably just wind up eating all of my “eye makeup remover” and putting it on toast before I got the chance to try it on my face. Whoops. http://num.to/7455-5745-8441