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Coconut Oil Makeup Remover

Yep...that's right...ONE simple ingredient for makeup removal. Every since I discovered this I've never gone back to any type of created concoction to rub all over my eyes and face. Wana know what it is???

Is that COCONUT OIL? Why yes it is :) And here's what I do to take care of my face with this. Dab this all over your face and around your eyes. Use anything, a towel, cotton pad, cotton ball, toilet paper, and wipe the oil off of your face. See my results?

Wild isn't it?!? I paid about $5.69 for this big tub of Coconut Oil at WalMart at there are 60 tbs in it. Each time you remove your makeup you use between 1/2 - 1 tbs. That means this remover cost about $0.05 - $0.10 per use. I looked up the makeup remover that I was using to compare what the cost difference is. I was paying about $4.99 for 30 Target brand makeup removing pads. That's $0.16 per pad. Even if you add in the cost of the cotton pads I use you're only adding $0.01 to the cost. No harsh additives or dyes, fragrances or ingredients...sounds like a win to me!


Coconut Oil Moisturizer

I am just in LOVE with Coconut Oil! You can use it for so many different things and it's just great for you. I posted before about using Coconut Oil as a Makeup Remover, but now I want to share with you about using it as a moisturizer.

What You Need

  • coconut oil
  • essential oil (optional)
Here's what I did:

I took Coconut Oil and I mixed in about 10 drops each of lavendar and vanilla essential oils and mixed until the coconut oil took on a whipped texture.

Then I just grabed an old container and put the moisturizer in it. Simple huh? This also costs anywhere between $0.05-0.10.

This is another recipe that I found on Thank Your Body. I actually have tried this and LOVE it. I added the Alkanet Root Powder to make mine darker. I also want to note that I found most of my product ingredients at Mountain Rose Herbs. This website has great prices and great products!

What You Need:

arrowroot powder
hibiscus powder
alkanet root powder (optional)
cinnamon (optional)

What To Do:

Start with an arrowroot powder base of 1 Tbs.

Add in the hibiscus powder one teaspoon at a time until you get the desired color. Please note to add slowly. You may find that you are happy with a color that is less than a tsp.

If you would like a little optional depth/glow add a little cinnamon.

*Note: The hibiscus powder will give nice subtle glow. If you find this is too subtle, like I did, you could also try adding Alkanet Root powder. This has a richer, more reddish, tone. Make sure to add color gradually as stated above. You can always add more arrowroot powder if you need to lighten the mixture.
I've really gotten into wanting to make my own makeup so here's my first attempt. I located a lot of my recipes on here: Thank Your Body, including the one listed below. I hope you enjoy!

What You Need:

 2 tsp coconut oil
4 tsp aloe vera gel
1 tsp grated beeswax (grate then measure)
1 – 2 capsules of activated charcoal (for black)  OR  ½ tsp cocoa powder (for Brown)

What To Do:

1. Put coconut oil, aloe vera gel, and grated bees wax in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir
until beeswax is completely melted.

2. For Black Mascara: Open 1 – 2 capsules of activated charcoal (depending on desired color,
about 1/4 – 1/2 tsp) and pour into oil mixture. Stir until completely incorporated. Remove from
heat. For Brown Mascara: Mix in Cocoa Powder.

3. Pour into a small plastic bag, pushing the mixture down to one corner. Then cut a very small
hole in the opposite corner of the bag and put it in the mascara tube.

5. Keep the small-hole-end securely in the tube. Begin pressing the mascara mixture toward the tube.  Keep moving the mixture into the tube until it’s all in.

6. Place the inner cap in place and then twist the wand on tightly.

Note: Like all mascaras please dispose of tube and brush after four to six months. It is unlikely and unusual, but all mascara does have the capability to grow bacteria.

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