Video:Homemade Makeup Removerwith Natasha Levitan
Want to try a crafty experiment that will save you cash at the makeup counter? Put on your lab coat and follow these simple steps to make your own homemade makeup remover.See Transcript
Transcript:Homemade Makeup RemoverHi, I'm Natasha Levitan for About.com. Do you know that affordable cosmetics are just a step away in your kitchen? I'm going to show how you can make your own makeup remover.
Makeup Remover IngredientsYou will need:
- 4 unscented tea candles
- 1 cup mineral oil
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 tbsp alum
Prepare the CandlesSeparate the candles from aluminum casing and take out the wick. Then chop the candles into small pieces - it will make it easier to melt them. The candles are made out of paraffin which is useful for our remover.
Make the Alum SolutionPour half cup of water into a small saucepan. Set the heat to medium and add in two tablespoons of alum. Stir until the alum dissolves. Pour it into a small bowl and set it aside to cool.
Melt Candles and Mineral OilSet a double boiler. Fill a small saucepan quarter full of water and set a small bowl on top of it. Make sure that the bowl doesn't touch the simmering water. Set the heat to medium and add in to your bowl mineral oil and chopped candles. As the mixture heats up, stir them together.
Add the Alum SolutionTo your melted mineral oil and paraffin mixture add in cooled alum solution. Remove from the double boiler and let it stand for about 10-15 minutes, until it is cooled to room temperature. The solution would have separated into two layers, the top, your makeup remover, and the bottom, water.
Test the Makeup RemoverIt's always a good idea to test your newly made cosmetics on your hand before applying it to your face. So, I've put liquid foundation, lipstick, and mascara on my hand. I dip a cotton ball into the top layer and try to remove the makeup. As you see our makeup remover works excellently. You can keep it for about four weeks.
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