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Body & Soul: Eye Makeup Remover

Do-it-yourself natural mositurizers to soothe, pamper and protect your eyes.
By Janice Cox
February/March 2009
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Makes 1½ ounces

Removing cosmetics without scrubbing is important to avoid damaging your skin. Castor oil is excellent for removing eye makeup. In this recipe, it is combined with two other natural oils that help remove makeup while conditioning your skin and eyelashes. Even the most stubborn mascara glides off effortlessly with this light oil mixture.

• 1 tablespoon canola oil
• 1 tablespoon castor oil
• 1 tablespoon light olive oil

1. Mix oils together and pour into a clean container. 

2. Pour a small amount of oil onto a clean cotton pad and gently wipe over your upper and lower eyelashes and eyelids

Janice Cox is the author of Natural Beauty at Home (Henry Holt, 2002). For more recipes and ideas, visit her website at  www.JaniceCox.com .

Click here for more eye-care recipes from the original article, Body & Soul: Your Eye-Care Rescue Kit. 



















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