DIY Cold Cream

Full proof DIY Cold Cream recipe for hassle free waterproof eye makeup removal!

Hey guys! So I know makeup wipes are all the rage, but at upwards of 7-8$ for 25 wipes? That’s less than a month worth of wipes, and I’d rather have Netflix with that fee. So, while I was a student in college, I discovered that Cold Cream and baby wipes work just as well if not better and I have been using them ever since!

DIY Cold cream

Cold Cream cuts right through the toughest waterproof mascara formulas for tug free makeup removal in the blink of an eye (pun intended).  The baby wipes—the unscented kind for sensitive skin—are much more affordable, and work really well to wipe away the cold cream and product.  This duo has become a central part of my regimen and I highly recommend it to anyone who has trouble with waterproof eye makeup removal!  The skin around your eyes is super sensitive, and tug and pull only accelerates the natural aging process.  Since I’m a DIY kind of girl, I started looking into a possible DIY Cold Cream recipe I could try, and I finally found one that I really enjoy.


1 TBS Jojoba oil (carrier) 7 TBS pure vegetable shortening (not lard) 10 drops lavender oil (you could also use chamomile, but I prefer lavender for its soothing properties)


in a small saucepan, over low heat (or in a double boiler if you have one), warm the shortening and Jojoba oils together until both have completely melted.  Remove from heat, and allow too cool for about 5-10 minutes.  Then add your lavender or chamomile oils, stirring slowly until the mixture thickens and turns opaque.  When you have finished, pour the mixtures in a jar and close.  A jar is ideal because it keeps out the air, thus preserving the mixture.  While you do not need to refrigerate the mixture if you use a jar, you should try to finish the product within a 6-12 month period.   Depending on the room temperature of where you are mixing your cold cream, the amount of time you spend may differ.  To speed up the thickening process, you may stick the mixture into the refrigerator for about 30 minutes or less depending.  Prep and mix time should take no more than 2 hours!

How To Use

Take a little bit of cold cream and rub it on you eye, being sure to work it into your lashes to remove waterproof mascara or wherever you need to.  Then, when you can feel the cosmetic product loosening, use your baby wipe to clean away excess.  Follow with your regular face cleansing regimen.  This cold cream recipe and baby wipe method is  sure to impress!

I hope you enjoyed! I know it’s been a while since I posted a DIY entry so I really wanted to get this up.


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