Even for people who like to wear minimal makeup, a light dab of lip balm and a brush of mascara are a must. These days, most people wish to use organic and ‘green’ products and it is difficult to find such natural products in the market. Many people also report redness and itchiness in their eyes after using commercial eye makeup. This is because many commercial products use ingredients like benzyl alcohol, aluminum powder, ceteareth-20 and many others that can cause allergic reactions in many people. Here is a simple yet great recipe for making your own DIY mascara at home using a few simple ingredients. This mascara works great for darkening, conditions as well as separating your lashes and giving it the boost you desire.
DIY All Natural Homemade Mascara:
4 teaspoons of Aloe Vera Gel
2 teaspoons of Coconut Oil
1 teaspoon of Beeswax, grated
2 teaspoons of Cocoa Powder (to make brown mascara), or
2 capsules of Activated Charcoal (to make black mascara)
An empty, cleaned mascara container
Directions To Prepare:
Add coconut oil, grated beeswax and Aloe Vera gel into a saucepan and place over low flame. Continue stirring till all the beeswax is melted completely. Now open 1 or 2 capsules of your activated charcoal and add to the oil mixture. Keep in mind that you can adjust the amount of charcoal depending on how dark your want to color of the mascara to be. Stir everything together till the charcoal is completely incorporated. Remove from heat and pour into a plastic bag.
Push down the contents to one corner, then make a small hole in the other corner and then insert the corner with the hole into an empty mascara tube (it is advisable to ask someone for help). Once the small hole is sufficiently inside the tube and is being held securely, start pressing the prepared mascara mixture towards the tube slowly. Continue this process till the mixture is all in. Place the cap in place and tighten properly. Here you have it! Homemade Mascara!
Just like any mascara, it is necessary to use your homemade mascara wisely. Dispose off the brush and tube after 5-6 months. In case you detect an unusual or pungent smell, dispose the mascara off as bacteria may grow in it. Also, make sure to secure the lid tightly each time you use the mascara as it can dry out.