DIY Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover Recipe and Lash Conditioner

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Beauty DIY for Homemade DIY Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover and Lash Conditioner

Sometimes getting makeup off is a lot harder than it was putting it on. So I created a wonderful DIY waterproof eye makeup remover that not only removes eyeshadow, mascara and eyeliner, but also conditions lashes each and every time you use it! (Psst. It also works great at removing my waterproof intense pigmented lip color!)

To use this DIY waterproof eye makeup remover, simply apply a generous amount to closed lids, massage gently then wipe with a washcloth or a tissue. Repeat as needed until all traces of makeup is gone. You can also dab just a bit of this directly onto lashes before applying mascara to help keep them separated and clump free! Now for the recipe. Which incidentally is all natural. Yay!

DIY Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover and Lash Conditioner Recipe

DIY Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen


.25 oz. rosehip seed oil
.5 oz. grapeseed oil
.5 oz. apricot kernel oil
.25 oz. stearic acid
.15 oz. aloe vera gel
.1 oz. beeswax
.2 oz. shea butter


Using a digital scale weigh out the stearic acid and beeswax into a glass Pyrex measuring cup and heat at reduced power in the microwave until melted. (Alternately you may use a double boiler.) Once melted weigh out and stir in the shea butter. Mix until shea butter melts completely. You can reheat the ingredients if needed.

Now weigh out the oils and stir into the melted ingredients. Mix well. Allow to thicken – you can speed this up by popping it in the fridge or freezer – then stir in the aloe vera gel.

Spoon into a 2 oz. glass or plastic container and then treat your lashes to some serious love as needed.

Maturing skin? Apply this product under and around eyes to help deter those fine lines and wrinkles that come with age.

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  1. Can’t wait to try this. Is there an alternative to beeswax?

  2. I was going to purchase this and see you don’t sell this or many other products and I certainly understand why but I will miss ordering from you! I would love to try making some of this myself but I have never made soap or makeup remover myself. I do numerous craft projects though and consider myself a “handy” type person. The question I do have though is how do I know where to order the things I need to make some of your products? I am not sure if craft stores in my small town would have these things, at least in a very small quantity? Thank you for your wonderful website and products Rebecca! You are a super crafter!!!

    • I buy my ingredients from a lot of different suppliers. For quality organic ingredients I use Mountain Rose Herbs. I also purchase some things from Amazon, Wholesale Supplies Plus, Nature’s Garden and New Directions Aromatics. It just depends on what I want and where I can find it and sometimes pricing and shipping. New Directions Aromatics has a $100 minimum and WSP has a $40 minimum but shipping is built into the price. I do try to link to where certain things can be purchased within each recipe. There are lots of other places to shop too but these are the regular suppliers I use. I rarely if ever purchase anything locally due to lack of availability, inferior products or price. In a pinch I can find a few things at the local co-op but the mark up is outrageous and not cost effective. Hope this helps.

  3. Hi, i cant wait to try this!
    But im gonna ask some questions
    Can I use vit E in it? If yes how much that u sugest?
    And also how long is the shelf life ?
    Thankyou so much rebecca

    • You can use vitamin E based on manufacturer’s recommendations. Personally I’d use maybe 1/2-1 ml. The shelf life is the same as the ingredient with the shortest shelf life.

  4. Does it matter if using aloe vera gel or juice? Also, is a preservative needed because of the aloe vera?

    • I specifically used an aloe vera gel with an existing preservative. A juice is thinner and I can’t speak to how this would affect the recipe. I would add a preservative if you aren’t using this for personal use or don’t plan to use it right away.

  5. hi,

    what could I use instead stearic acid?
    thanks a lot…can´t wait to try

    • Stearic acid is an emulsifier in this recipe. You could try subbing an emulsifying wax but I can’t say what the final consistency of the recipe would be with the substitution.

  6. Thanks! I know so many cosmetics have so many chemicals! I love this recipe- you can also had a few drop of Lavendar essential oil for fuller lashes!

  7. Omg I’m totally trying this! Thanks for the helpful tips 🙂