I like wearing makeup. Even if I’m just hanging around the house all day (which is many days), I most always apply a little bit of makeup. My number one reason…I want to look attractive for my hubby. When I have on a bit of blush, lip gloss, and some eye liner, I just FEEL like I look better. And I love my eyeliner. When I first met my friend, Fiona, she had on heavy dark eyeliner and I knew that we would be instant friends. No matter how gorgeous you are, I think you just look better with eyeliner. I’m a child of the 80’s. What can I say?
As much as I like my makeup, I do try to reduce environmental toxins. Cosmetics and personal care items are a huge source of toxins. The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics reports that the average person is exposed to roughly 126 chemicals daily just through personal care items. If you want to see how safe your cosmetics are, check out Skin Deep. It’s a great website with a searchable database and thousands of cosmetics are listed. I’m very partial to Urban Decay cosmetics as they are heavily pigmented and just wear well. I was pleasantly surprised to see that most of my Urban Decay cosmetics score well on the Skin Deep database. Not perfect but I’m cool with that.
At the end of the day, how do I remove this fabulous makeup? Well, I an amazing natural skincare line: Facial Cleanser, Pore-reducing Toner, Tightening Serum, and Anti-Aging Moisturizer. I will occasionally use the Invigorating Scrub and Reveal Facial System, too. Message me and I’ll tell you the brand and cost. I have sensitive skin and new products most always cause me to break out. I have never experienced issues with this stuff. That said, I felt like I needed something else to remove my eye makeup. Something gentle and easy to apply. So, I came up with my own.
DIY Eye Makeup Remover
When creating any sort of skin care product, frankincense and lavender essential oils are a given. Frankincense tones the skin. Overall, it’s very good for mature skin. Lavender is very mild. It’s calming and soothing. Both lavender and frankincense are excellent for the skin. This is a super easy-peasy recipe. Simply, take a roller bottle and fill with fractionated coconut oil or almond oil. Jojoba oil is also great for the skin. Add 5 drops each of frankincense and lavender essential oils. Shake well. When removing eye makeup, simply roll on your finger, apply to the eye, and remove with a soft cloth. Like I said, easy peasy.
Be sure and use high quality essential oils. Otherwise, you could just be adding MORE chemicals to your skin. I use, recommend, and sell doTerra essential oils. I love them. I think you will too. Ready to get started? Click here.
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