One of the ways I found to stretch the household budget was not just to make things from scratch but look for things that could serve a variety of purposes. I have sensitive skin so sometimes I use baby wash instead of adult body wash. Baby wash is supposed to be very gentle, hypoallergenic and moisturizing to the skin. I even use it to cleanse my face. With the onset of a typical harsh Canadian winter, my skin still feels supple and moisturized after using it. One day, I ran out of eye makeup remover and decided to try my hand at homemade makeup remover. There are lots of recipes on the Web but this one works well for me as it only requires ingredients which I already had on hand.
You will need olive oil (preferably organic), tearless baby wash (this is important as you don't want the makeup remover to sting your eyes) and water that is either distilled or that has been boiled and allowed to cool down. I also sterilize the bottle that I store the makeup remover in and any tools that I use.Recipe:
1 part organic olive oil (I used 1 ounce)
1 part tearless baby wash
2 parts distilled or water that has been boiled (2 ounces)
Decant the ingredients into the bottle, give it a shake and that is it!
You will see that left on its own, the makeup remover will separate out.
Just give it a shake before you use it.
I have found that it works well on my smudgeproof eyeliner and waterproof mascara.
Do you have any tips or suggestions for multipurpose household items?
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