May 1, 2011

DIY Clean eyes!

Eye make-up remover is so darn expensive!
Here is a quick and cheap DIY Eye Make-up Remover recipe.
If you have kids, you’ll have the materials!
If you don’t… and you have to buy ingredients,
well, you’ll spend less than 3 dollars!
And get at least 30 bottles of remover.
Ingredients:
1 C water
1½ TBSP Baby Shampoo (tear free)
⅛ TSP Baby Oil
(Cocunut Oil or Olive Oil) EDIT! Due to the overwhelming response to my use of Baby Oil. Please Note: Some say you should not use Baby Oil on your face, others say you should not use it period. If you are worried about it’s effects, just use Coconut Oil or Olive Oil. I will say that I have super duper expensive eye cream, that has mineral oil in it… andddd I don’t see a problem with it, BUT that’s just me. =) I mean c’mon… it’s like literally a DROP of oil you’re using. LOL. To each his own. Next time I make it I’ll probably try the coconut oil.
Materials:
Mixing Bowl
Measuring cup/spoons
Bottle to put finished product in
(I used an empty medicine bottle; an empty baby oil bottle would work GREAT)
Small funnel (or improvise like me)
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Combine ingredients.
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Stir
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Pour
I didn’t have a funnel.. and didn’t feel like messing with a  make-shift one.
I poured the mix from the bowl into a plastic cup (I guess I could have just mixed it in the cup?!)
I squeezed the top of the cup into a point and poured. Worked just fine.
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I didn’t have enough room in my little bottle.
So I’m storing the rest into little glass jars.
Verdict:
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It works PERFECT! Actually better than some super expensive brands I’ve tried!
It doesn’t leave a greasy film like most, and takes off the make up in one swipe.
WAIT!
Don’t put that Baby Oil away just yet… there are soooo many uses for it!
My favorite:
Stick it in your shower.
Rub it all over right before you get out next time.
Let the water rinse it away for about 30 seconds.
And VOILA, your skin is as soft as a baby’s bum… and has a glow to it too!
Edit: AGAIN… use Baby Oil AT YOUR OWN RISK.
What are some of your favorite uses for baby oil??
Hope everyone’s having fant├ístico weekend!
# kristanlynn
xoxo
      
P.S. Fantástico?? Thanks Dora!


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108 comments:

  1. YES! Thanks so much! I hate buying makeup remover! And great tip for in the shower...and just in time for glowing spring skin too!

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  2. wow, thanks for sharing this great eye makeup remover....sounds like it would work great...hope your day is great!

    enjoy *~*

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  3. Great idea to make it yourself! I want to try it too!

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  5. OMG!! I'm sick of that grimy stuff stuck in my eyes but I am too cheap to buy the real stuff. Thank I have got to try this! Very cute blog

    Maraley.blogspot.com

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  6. Thanks for sharing! Great idea! Thanks also for following my blog:) Love the etsy blog team!

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  7. Cool!!,found you on Etsy Blog Team
    http://2littlekisses.blogspot.com/

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  8. LOVE IT.
    Trying it tonight.
    I have never found any use for baby oil that actually involves the baby anyway :)

    I love the smell of that baby shampoo, too! So, BONUS!

    Baby wipes work great as makeup removers as well. I did that when I accidentally bought the wrong brand. Otherwise, I probably wouldn't have ever figured it out!

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  9. I always just used baby oil but adding the soap and water probably makes less greasy. Thanks for the post;)

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  10. This is great! thanks for the recipe, I have it all, i'm tired of using baby wipes takes ten million wipes to get it all off!

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  11. I use baby oil to shave my legs! Its amaaaaaazing!

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  12. Awesome, thanks! Quick question: does it thoroughly remove waterproof mascara and gel liner?

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  13. i use baby oil to have a close shave when i shave my legs. my hair is like man thick and it comes in handy when im low on cash to get a good wax.clean your razor well and it should keep you smooth!

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  14. Great idea, except baby lotion is actually not good for adults. Hence the name "baby lotion". It can enlarge your pores and in the long run do damage around the eye area.

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  15. Thank you so much! Awesome Ideas!

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  16. Baby lotion is not in this recipe. Also, if something can be harmful to adults why would they market it for babies? Anything made for infants is sure to be gentle and more than likely hypo-allergic, making it perfect for anyone to use.

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  17. hypo-allergenic* My apologies

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  18. That is an amazing idea... I am going to make some. I'm sick of spending so much money on beauty products.
    www.awesomely-awkward.com

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  19. thanks i just ran out of my eye make-up remover that i won in a raffel and needed more!

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  20. I've always used straight baby oil as an eye makeup remover. I'll have to try this though, maybe it won't be as greasy! Thanks =)

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  21. Too bad Johnson & Johnson tests on animals. And too bad baby oil in general makes my face break out somethin' fierce.

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  22. Wow! Will have to try this out. :)

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  23. I would recommend using a vegetable or nut oil rather than a mineral oil like baby oil. Substitute Almond Oil or Avocado Oil ( cold pressed of course). 'Mineral Oil" is a distilate of Petroleum

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  24. I just made this today :) It. Works. Great!

    Eyeliner/mascara... works as good as my MaryKay eye makeup remover!

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  25. I just made this today :) It. Works. Great!

    Eyeliner/mascara... works as good as my MaryKay eye makeup remover!

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  26. Or you can just use EVOO; I've been using it for a good year now and it works great as is. Plus, olive oil is fantastic for your lashes!

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  27. This was an awesome idea!! I have three daughters, as well as myself buying beauty products, this will save me some money....and I'm all about that!!! Keep the ideas coming!!

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  28. BABY OIL IS NOT SUITED FOR THE EYES. It can create tiny white cysts on the eyelids because the skin is paper thin. Instead, just take one of those three ounce travel bottles and put in an equal amount of witch hazel and olive oil. Add more witch hazel if you prefer a less oily eye makeup remover. Trust me. It's way more efficient and healthier for the skin around your eyes.

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  29. As a licensed esthetician, I too feel a need to warn people away from using baby oil on their skin! As a rule, your skin can not "digest" anything that your body cannot through eating. I highly recommend sesame oil (not toasted, unless you're into smelling like that), which is nearly identical to the oils human skin creates. As for products being labeled as "baby" automatically being safe, PLEASE don't assume/believe this!!! Do your research, especially before putting it on your infant's skin.

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  30. you can just use extra virgin olive oil. leaves the skin around your eye area extra soft too.

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  31. lol just use olive oil :)

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  32. Just popped over from Pinterest - I always just mix up some water & baby shampoo, but I want to try it with some oil. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  33. Ahh fantastic! I like to use baby oil + sugar as a scrub on my legs before shaving...mix them to a paste, scrub away, rinse, shave, and enjoy exfoliated, moisturized, extremely smooth legs!

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  34. I am a licensed Cosmetologist. I used baby oil years ago and it does make your skin feel soft, but there are better alternatives. Olive oil Avacado oil even veg oil in a pinch. Vegetable based oils are more beneficial to the skin, just do your research.
    I completly agree about the high prices of make up remover. Its all pr and packaging.

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  35. Great idea! Gonna try it with olive oil.

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  36. can you use tear free kids shampoo? or just baby shampoo?

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  37. you should be able to use tear free. i mean.. it serves the same purpose... right? lol. i just used baby shampoo cause that's what I have on hand.

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  38. Can't wait to try this (found through pinterest)

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  39. Yeah, I've heard a lot of stuff about mineral oil this past year. It's a byproduct (to make it short, it comes from gasoline/petrol). They have no other way to dispose of it so they use it in beauty products. Mineral oil is supposed to be very cheap too. My Bed, Bath & Beyond lotions (NOT CHEAP!!) use mineral oil! :\

    Anyway, thanks for the recipe! You made my day! I'll have to give it a try! :o)

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  40. thanks a lot for the tutorial! :-) I will definitely make my own eye makeup remover!

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  41. Great idea! though I'd agree with some of the commenters above that you can't assume products that are marketed for babies are going to be good, some of the things they put in them are appalling! The nurse I saw after my daughter was born specifically said to stay away from Johnsons as they cause more allergic reactions in babies than any other product she knows. Of course that's just one subjective opinion but I stayed away from them anyways!

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  42. Found you through Pinterest. Love this idea. I always prefer to make my own products whenever I can. I'll be trying this with Olive Oil or Almond Oil!

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  43. Found this on pinterest! Thank you for the idea!! Can't wait to try it!!

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  44. I use baby oil to clean/shine my chrome fixtures. Going to have to try (1) making this and (2) using baby oil to shave my legs. Thanks!!

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  45. THanks so much for sharing! This was a great idea! I took some of your commenter's advice & used EVOO & did not get very good results. I think next time I will try the baby oil. I blogged and did a comparison here:

    http://www.pinfluence.com/2011/10/11/diy-eye-make-up-remover/

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  46. Does this work for waterproof mascara???

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  47. I found this through Pinterest-someone pinned it :-) I did google the baby oil and supposedly it is harmful to the eyes over time. I was skeptical too. Anyway, I will get some mineral oil to use. Thanks for sharing this!

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  48. I find that when I am breaking out its usually due to my skin being too dry from overusing acne washes and such. I put a tiny amount of baby oil on my face before bed (after my wash) and It does wonders for my face. I dont wear it during the day under my make up though..makes the skin too greasy. But its great for at night. I have used it for YEARS and have never had a problem. I have never had any white bumps on my eyelids? although I am sure that people with sensitive skin should probably be wary of using ANYTHING period.

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  49. I'm just going to say my mother has been using baby oil as a makeup remover for the past 40 years (almost 40) and she looks like she is in her early 30s. Her dermatologist who she recently visited was in awe at how great her skin looks and the shape that its in. To be 50, my mother has barely any wrinkles, especially around her eyes. She has never used fancy creams, removers, or other products. Simply baby oil and Vaseline. Just saying, if my mom can use it for 40+ years and NEVER experience a problem, it can't be as awful for you as some people say.

    As a biologist, I know that sometimes we get caught up in the research findings and forget the application. A lot of time research focuses on giving large amounts over a short period of time to animals, who respond VERY differently from us. The application is small doses over long periods of time which is was over 95% of drugs and products FAIL in human trials. Baby oil has never harmed my mother's skin and she is in great health. I can't argue with her evidence.

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  50. Eek! I just bought a brand new bottle of remover last week. Oh well! Will definitely make my own next time. I'm going to try it with almond oil. I have a big bottle of it which I use for my dry elbows and heels. And it's the only thing that keeps my lips smooth. I also used it once after I over exfoliated. I put it on before bed and woke up good as new with no breakouts. Amazing stuff. Should work great in this recipe.

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  51. I used olive oil, and lavender baby shampoo, it works great, and smells good. :)

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  52. I found you via pinterest and I just had to whip up some before I even finished comments. I mixed mine with tangle free baby shampoo (the only one i had)and sunflower oil. It gently removed my waterproof makeup. AWESOME!! I am so spreading the word:) This concoction will surely make a HUGE difference in my life!

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  53. I used baby oil as an eye makeup remover for over 20 years without any adverse side effects. However, I do prefer using the expensive eye makeup removers bought at the drug store, but hate paying the high prices. I am looking forward to trying your recipe. Thanks for sharing!

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  54. Someone above said that they googled baby oil, found it's bad, and will now be using mineral oil. FYI, BABY OIL IS MINERAL OIL! Anyway, yeah, don't use baby oil. Bad. Just because it's in your expensive products doesn't mean it's good. I'm a licensed esthetician. Really, you shouldn't be using any oil products on your eyes. For those who like the Mary Kay Eye Makeup Remover (best eye makeup remover on the market, in my opinion), look at the bottle. It says OIL FREE. There's an ingredient in it that mimics, oil, but it's not oil. Oil can get in the eyes and cause serious problems. If you MUST use oil around your eyes, I recommend coconut oil as it is much lighter than mineral or olive oil and it is water soluble. It's also really great for your skin.

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  55. Question about using coconut oil...are you all talking about the coconut oil that you buy in the grocery store that is semi solid? I hear great things about coconut oil for the skin....want to try that but I only have the solid kind I bought to use on my popcorn. Ingesting the coconut oil is great for your skin also.

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  56. Ha I like to use it on me AND squeaky door jams!
    Thanks for the DIY :)

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  57. Baby oil will clog your tear ducts!!! ask my sister who had to have eye surgery! Though I think Coconut oil would be ok.

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  58. I love this - thank you! It will save me a lot of money and the oil (I used olive because I knew where to find it in my house) might be good for my crows feet!

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  59. Yes, it's the solid cooking coconut oil. It liquifies at a low temp. Body heat will melt it. It's best to get coconut oil that is organic and extra virgin. It smells amazing too! You can find it on Amazon.com or any health food store. I haven't been able to find extra virgin coconut oil at the grocery store. I've been using it on my skin and it hasn't clogged my pores or caused me to break out.

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  60. I wonder if Argan oil would work better. I got some Josie Maran moisturizer oil and I love it!

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  61. This is a great idea! My eye doctor told me that we should only use baby shampoo to take off eye make-up, that is what is safe for the eyes. I'm sure the little bit of baby oil and water to dilute it won't matter.

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  62. I have been using baby oil in the shower as a moisturizer for over 30 years and my skin looks great and I have NO health problems. Mineral oil is a natural substance, just like all this crazy mineral make up that is out now. I have also used pure baby oil to remove stubborn waterproof mascara on occasion... again still alive and see beautifully without corrective lenses! Power to the Baby Oil!

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  63. I cannot believe the warring thoughts on such a good post. Whatever. Thank you for the post! Mineral oil is in tons of beauty products. But here without some official endorsement from loreal or lancome- people freak out. I think it's all good. People need to chill out. :)

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  64. I cannot believe people are saying the baby oil is bad. If it is safe to put on BABIES, then I am sure it is safe to put on your skin. ugh people... I love this stuff. Finally made it yesterday and it works AMAZIN!! Thank you for sharing!!!

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  66. Check out the cosmetic safety database. They rate beauty and hygiene products on a variety of factors. The safest "baby oil" products are made with plant oils. Products like Johnson and Johnson's Baby Oil are in the moderate risk category: there are problems with mineral oil and some people have problems with added fragrances. http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/

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  67. I had a terrible skin reaction to Johnson & Johnson Baby oil. I tried the generic unscented brand and it did the same thing. I'm sure the other oils would be fine. This is a great idea!

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  68. I don't have anything against baby oil. I will say though my great grandmother who lived to be 105 or 106 I'm not sure. She lived in Greece, said she lived that long because she used olive oil on her skin and hair and drank it. Who knows. This is a great idea. I have no babies so will probably use Olive or coconut oil. Just because it's what I have. I always seem to need make up remover so this is great!

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  69. very cool! I'm gonna try it...glad to find you on pinterest

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  70. Just made this and I Love it! A DROP of baby oil in a cup of water with tear free shampoo is not concerning to me and it does WONDERS for taking off waterproof eyeliner and heavy duty makeup! Thank you for sharing!!

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  71. Can not wait to try this!! I hate buying expensive products and them not working worth a flip, luckily i have all of these products so no dissapointment to be made! And since i was like 12 i have used baby oil after i shower, but i never rinse it off. I just dry off and my skin feels soooo soft! I can not take a shower anymore w/out baby oil, I'll feel miserable.

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  72. I just finished mine! It all fit in an old empty bottle of babylotion! Super excited to try it out later lol. I used olive oil because I was out of baby oil :(

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  73. Totally trying this today! I'm probably going to put in a dollar store spray bottle so that it'll all fit :)

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  74. Just tried this today and didn't get very good results. I used the tear-free head to toe wash instead of the shampoo, so I'm thinking that was my problem. If you make this, use the shampoo! My version worked only slightly better than using plain water.

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  75. Tried it! Works Great! I wish I would have known this before...

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  76. i never knew baby oil is bad for you. I have been doing this for years now. Probably just propaganda.

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  77. This sounds great! My allergist recommends washing eyelids with baby shampoo when eyes are itchy from allergies to remove any allergens on eyelashes. This mix would work great for that also. =)

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  78. I love this idea! I don't keep baby oil in the house because if accidently swallowed it is deadly. It literally coats lungs and doctors can't do anything. Very sad! So I will try it out with coconut oil for sure. Thanks for sharing.

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  79. I use Baby Oil to clean my stainless steel appliances...not my eyes. It works wonderfully and keeps new finger prints from showing up again after cleaning.

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  80. I’ve used olive oil and it works or. I just tried straight up castor oil (like a teaspoon) to help ‘loosen’ my makeup and then I used a warm damp wash cloth. It worked REALLY well with no greasiness. And then I followed with my usual cleanser. It didn’t burn, irritate, or gunk up my eyes :)

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  81. Baby oil made me break out on my eyelids. My skin can be prone to breakouts, but I NEVER break out on my eyelids. So for me personally, I would try one of the other oils sugested.

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  82. Haha funny, don't use baby oil on your face but use it on your baby ;) can't wait to make my own!

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  83. For the record I cringed at reading both baby oil and baby shampoo and never used either on my baby. As previous commenters laughed and said if its fine for kids its fine for you.

    I'd recommend Dr Bronner's Baby Mild Liquid soap.

    But then again I guess I'm the kind of person the author laughs at. I buy organic food, make my own chemical free household cleaners that kind of thing.

    Just remember people said DDT was safe too.

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  84. @Kaleena- I am the author, and I buy organic food and HAVE made my own house cleaners... also cloth diapered too... did you?? do you know all the stats on disposable diapers and there effects on the environment and your health?? or do you pick and choose what you are judgmental about and cringe at?? Do you own an electric car.. or are you still driving a gas guzzling ozone depleting one. Do you buy gas.. because that is totally toxic if in the hands of a small child.

    don't judge.

    if people can afford to buy organic, that is great. I'm pretty sure everyone would buy organic if it wasn't so much more. There are a lot of people out there that can not afford those luxuries that you just throw around up on your pedestal! Johnson and Johnson is a lot cheaper than your recommendation (to which I found for $15).. some people can only afford the cheap version. I'm sure that you can afford to buy those vegan, organic eye cleansers... in which case.. this tutorial is not meant for you.

    FYI- I'd appreciate good recommendations ONLY. as your Dr Bronner's Baby Mild Liquid soap says do not use on eyes! hah. oh.. and it states that it is toxic if swallowed... hmm... not so safe i guess. GAH!

    to everyone else. I AM NOT TELLING YOU TO FEED BABY OIL OR BABY SHAMPOO TO YOURSELF NOR YOUR CHILD. So I'm not sure why people keep saying how toxic it is if ingested.. most of the things you put on your body and in your hair can not be eaten?!

    anddd... for the person that commented saying how baby oil is deadly if ingested... something about it coating the lungs... here is a basic anatomy lesson... there is an esophagus and a trachea. the esophagus leads to the stomach... when you ingest something... it passes through the mouth down the esophagus into the stomach. the trachea is the tube that leads to the lungs. saying that ingesting baby oil will coat the lungs is not true.
    "Ingestion is the consumption of a substance by an organism. In animals, it normally is accomplished by taking in the substance through the mouth into the gastrointestinal tract, such as through eating or drinking."- Wikipedia

    I'm pretty sure my child is not going to be snorting baby oil...

    (huge exhale)

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  85. just fyi mineral oil is a by product of gasoline

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  86. Thanks for the information. I am always interested in finding affordable products that work.

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  87. haha i like this author, i probably would've said something very similar. bravo!

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  88. Thank you. I was surprised at how easy this was. Just to think that I paid the price for the name brands...
    I LOVE Pinterest!

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  89. Thanks for sharing this! I use baby oil too!

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  90. okay, so i'll admit that i'm kind of a slacker when it comes to facewash/makeup remover--however this has peaked my interest--so for you diligent people--can this be used as a general face wash as well, or is it just an eye makeup remover? i'm all about convenience... one is better than 2 for me. :o)

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  91. Another baby oil tip...don't want soap scum on the shower door wipe a thin layer of baby oil on it and the water will repel away until the next cleaning.

    I personally love baby oil, I love the smell and the feel in the winter after a shower your not all dry and itchy!

    I will have to try this! Thanks for the tips! Oh and DDT kept the bed bugs away....lok whats happened now!

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  92. I wonder if vitamin E oil would work? It's used to help diminish scars and stretch marks. I don't normally use baby oil or coconut or olive oil... Just wondering.....

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  93. I would use baby oil... just not Johnson & Johnson's! Get some organic stuff. Great tip - Will have to try this! :)

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  94. I just use straight baby oil to take off my makeup. I've never heard that it's bad for your skin....

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  95. I love this recipe because of its simplicity. Jojoba oil would be a great substitute for the oil. You can find it in the beauty aisle (not the food aisle) and it is praised for what it can do for the skin. Its not too expensive and a little bit goes along way.

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  96. Do your research. Please! Mineral Oil IS a by-product of gasoline. GASOLINE! It's found in American-made products because it's cheap and easily produced. It's also illegal to put in care products in nearly every other country in the world. It contributes to aging, it acts as a barrier that doesn't allow skin to absorb nutrients or release toxins, and worst of all, it mimics estrogen, and can be attributed to most of the health problems women are facing today.

    Here are just a FEW other names by which mineral oil found in cosmetics and food, is disguised:
    Petrolatum
    Paraffin
    Clearteck
    Drakeol
    Hevyteck
    Filtrawhite
    Frigol
    Kremol
    Kaydol
    Albline/Alboline/Albolene
    Nujol
    Paroleine
    Saxol
    Glymol
    Lignite
    Carnea 21
    Ervol
    Gloria
    Hydrocarbon Oi
    Cable Oil
    Baby Oil
    Peneteck
    Primol
    Triona B
    Blandlube
    Crystosol
    Molol
    Protopet
    Bayol F
    Crystol 325
    Fonoline
    Bayol 55
    Kondremul
    Neo-cultol
    Parol
    PenrecoPerfecta
    Petrogalar
    Primol 355
    Primol D
    Tech Pet F
    Drakeol
    Lignite Oil
    Mineral Seal Oil
    White Oil

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  97. kristanlynn:
    Oh goodness gracious girl!
    First of all where was I judging? No where. You perceived judgement, but I gave none.
    Second, my apologies about Dr Bronners saying it shouldn't be used on the eyes. Does the baby shampoo say it should be? Or do all of the chemicals just make it not burn when it gets into your eyes. Dr Bronners is made from vegetable glycerin, taken out of organic vegetables grown in Oregon. I'm not chugging the stuff, I keep it away from my kid. Yes it is pricey but like you said its only one or two drops, target sells small bottles for $2 or Trader Joe's has the big ones for around $12. I can also tell you that one of the recommendations the Dr Bronner's company has for their product is brushing your teeth with it. Definitely not my top choice but to each his own.
    And I'm sorry but are you not "LOL"-ing at people for thinking baby oil is bad here:
    "Please Note: Some say you should not use Baby Oil on your face, others say you should not use it period. If you are worried about it’s effects, just use Coconut Oil or Olive Oil. I will say that I have super duper expensive eye cream, that has mineral oil in it… andddd I don’t see a problem with it, BUT that’s just me. =) I mean c’mon… it’s like literally a DROP of oil you’re using. LOL." Because that is certainly the way it reads.

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  98. As for your judgements towards me. Heaven forbid I should sound like I'm mounting my moral high horse by telling you a little bit about myself but if you'd like to know I can tell you.

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  99. Oops, please excuse my poor editing they don't grow the ingredients in Oregon. The soap is manufactured there from Organic hemp, olives, coconuts and whatever jojoba comes from.

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  100. @kaleena- i wish you had an email link on your account or blog, as I'd love to reply directly.
    In any case, I'm not LOLing at those who think baby oil is bad. What I am LOLing at in the post is that you're using a DROP of baby oil in this. I understand that people think baby oil is toxic, I got that the first 15 negative comments.
    So no, you are not the type of person I LOL at.

    I guess I just felt like you were passing judgement by saying you cringed at the comments of people saying baby oil was fine, and that you only buy organic food, make my own chemical free household cleaners that kind of thing.

    This tutorial was meant for people to make something for themselves out of things they had around the house. A LOT of people have Johnson and Johnson... hell.. they give out samples at the hospital. I'm not saying you HAVE to use those ingredients. Use any type of baby shampoo and any type of oil you have on hand.
    If you notice, the bottles I used, are samples and are barely used. I don't use them on the children, they are spares in case I run out of the good stuff and can't make it to the store.

    We have so many things out there making us feel like bad parents, being judged for miniscule things. I'd hate for someone to come here, to my blog, a place of inspiration and feel like they are being put down for using baby oil or Johnson and Johnson on their child.

    I appreciate your input, really... I appreciate all of the comments and concerns. It's just when it' the 50th negative comment it gets a little frustrating.

    I would LOOOVE to know more about you, maybe through email =) Maybe you could share your chemical free household cleaners??

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  101. I also used baby oil after my shower when I was pregnant. I rubbed it all over my belly, thighs, love handles:), and boobs and I didn't get a single stretchmark. I'm sure any oil would work too.

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  102. Well my goodness, what a stir we've caused by using baby oil?

    I've occasionally heard that mineral oil is bad...but honestly, what ISN'T bad for us these days?

    I've used baby oil or vaseline to take off my eye makeup for 40 years, and am routinely told I look ten years younger than I am.

    So, I will make this, but I'm out of Baby Oil, so I'll use some Vitamin E oil because it's what I have on hand!

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  103. The author, INSIDE her post, stated that you can use anything that you are comfortable with to make this, ie olive oil, coconut oil, etc, and most of the "organics only" types should already know a sufficient replacement for baby shampoo.

    Every one is continuously going on and on about
    how bad Mineral Oil is for our skin, but here's the skinny on all of the so called "evidence":
    - 5 moisturizers were used on five different hairless mice in a SINGLE study @ Rutgers University
    - 4 out of 5 of the moisturizers had BOTH mineral oil and sodium lauryl sulphate in them and the final moisturizer had NEITHER. (that right there, how do they know for sure that it was the MO, and not the SLS?)
    - They irradiated the mice (Ie, shined UV rays at them) twice a week for 20 weeks.

    Lo and behold, these mice, who normally don't experience any kind of irradiation on that level through out their whole lives let alone in a time span as short as 20 weeks, grew tumors and cancer (something that happens to pretty much all rodents 97% of the time naturally).

    Excuse the pi** out of me if I don't pee all over myself in outrage that something has mineral oil in it. If they want to convince someone that these products have cancer inducing side effects, they should test the product on human cells.

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  104. super excited to try this, especially as I'm a broke college student! lol May be using it w/ coconut oil as that's what a friend has on hand...and I heard good stuff about it. :) Thanks so much for this!!!!! Can't wait to try it! :)

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  105. I tried this with plain mineral oil (basically baby oil without the fragrance) and free and gentle tear free body wash (suave) that my little sister had.
    I have a lot of allergies and sensitive skin so doing it with no fragrances was awesome!(products without fragrance are hard to find!)

    This was great! Thanks so much!

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  106. Just made some for holiday gifts...turned out perfect. I opted for the baby oil...at 1/8 teaspoon, diluted in 1 C of water, this should not be an issue at all. Thank you so much!

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