Coconut Oil Eye Makeup Remover

I took these pictures way back when I started my Coconut Oil Series but never posted them. One of the reasons was time and that the pictures looked a bit out of focus. But looking them over they aren’t as bad as I remember.

Coconut oil as an eye makeup remover is many things. Not only does it work very well, it nourishes the delicate area around your eyes. A lot of the makeup removers that I have tried, have always either burned a bit or left my eyes feeling dried out. And most of the time I would do a lot of tugging on my eyes to get the makeup off. It was a lot of work, which resulted in me just not taking my makeup off before bed.

But with the coconut oil, it is quite the opposite. Everything comes off so smoothly and without much effort. The skin around my eyes is healthy and dewy the next morning. And unlike olive oil, coconut oil is not overly oily. It doesn’t feel like a ton of grease on your face. It actually absorbs into the skin.

I like to use makeup remover wipes. I only use a corner of the wipe and it will last me usually for the week. I also buy my makeup wipes from Big Lots which, have been selling them faithfully for a couple years now for $1!

Cotton balls work wonderfully if you don’t use makeup wipes. I dampen the cotton ball with some water and then dip it into the coconut oil.

If the makeup wipe has lost its moisture inside the package, then just wet it down a bit with some water.

If your coconut oil is under 76 degrees it will be a solid, (giver or take a couple of degrees) but if it is over 76 it will be liquid. When I took these pictures, the coconut oil was nice and firm, which I am more fond of because I can just pull out a chunk of it and it will melt against my skin while removing the makeup.

It is beginning to get creamy!

I usually then apply more coconut oil to the rest of my skin to moisten through the night. The next morning it is delightful 🙂

You must try!

I am loving this Coconut Oil Series! I have a couple more recipes that we use coconut oil for and I am hoping that it wont take me six months to get them posted he he!



  1. Roxy June 29, 2013 at 6:45 pm - Reply

    Oh this is such a great idea!! I have really enjoyed all your great ideas. You’re doing a great job of getting others to see all the benefits of this amazing and precious oil. I crave eating it at times. Our bodies need this good fat.
    Blessings, Roxy

  2. Pam July 1, 2013 at 6:13 pm - Reply

    What a great post!! I love it. I haven’t tried using it for eye makeup remover yet, but I have it at my fingertips all this time…now you make me think to myself.. “why have I not done this yet?” The pictures are great by the way, no blur at all… and so, so sweet.
    Love you so much

  3. anuingrnious July 9, 2013 at 2:40 am - Reply

    great post i like it thanks for sharing ideas.

    • E. Ann July 20, 2013 at 3:00 pm - Reply

      Anuingrnious, thank you for your encouraging comment 🙂

  4. Donna July 14, 2013 at 11:51 pm - Reply

    I love coconut oil and never thought to use it as a makeup remover. Will be trying this tonight 🙂 Thank you!

    • E. Ann July 20, 2013 at 2:46 pm - Reply

      Hi Donna! Oh I hoped you tried it and liked it! Thank you for commenting. Let me know what you think!

  5. Amanda March 7, 2015 at 10:06 pm - Reply

    I have very oily skin. If I put this all over my face will it help my oily skin or make me have breakout?

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