Now that you’ve made your homemade eye makeup remover, there are some things you need to know! Will my eye makeup remover expire? How to keep containers clean and free of bacteria? Keep reading, we’ll tell you…
1. SAFEST Containers to Use:
I opted to use my old Mary Kay bottle until I got a glass bottle. Glass is the safest containers to store your new homemade eye makeup remover in. Something like these glass bottles from Amazon are ideal. You can use plastic, but it’s best to throw them out and use a new plastic bottle each time you make a new batch or 2 of eye makeup remover — just to be on the safe side.
2. Sanitize Your Containers:
To sanitize your bottles, just boil in water for a couple of minutes, then allow to air dry. After your bottles are completely dry, you can pour your eye makeup remover in. I’d sanitize them with each new batch of eye makeup remover you make.
3. How Long will It Last?
Bacteria can grow and oils can get rancid after some time. If your eye makeup remover starts to smell a little “funky” — just toss it out and make new.
There’s no actual expiration date. It really depends on a lot of factors. Like, how old was your olive oil to begin with? Was your bottle clean and dry when you poured a new batch in? Again, if or when it starts to smell a little rancid, dump it in the trash and make a new batch up.
If it begins to smell bad before you can use the entire bottle, make a smaller batch the next time.
4. Can I Use EO’s?
YES! But I would be cautious with the kinds you use. Make sure that you’re using something calming like lavender essential oils because many of them can burn your eyes, like peppermint.
5. But, it’s separating!
Yep! This it’s completely normal for your homemade eye makeup remover to separate quickly. It will stay that way, and you have to shake it up right before each use.
It’s also normal to have smearing. Just use the opposite side of your cotton pad to clean up the rest of the makeup. After you’ve cleaned both eyes, use your normal skin care cleanser or soap to remove the rest of your makeup and the oil from your eyes.
That’s it! That’s all there is to it! I hope you enjoy your new homemade and “good for your skin” eye makeup remover! Leave us a comment and let us know what you think! We WANT to hear from you!