Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Homemade Mascara Recipe

I came across this recipe to cook up your own mascara. I have not tried it yet but it looks interesting. This mascara gets it's dark color from charcoal. Not the grill kind, though. Activated charcoal, which has been used to treat stomach problems. You can find it in health food stores. Coconut oil and aloe should be easy to find in drugstores and grocery stores. Beeswax is used in candy making and cosmetics among other things. You can find it easily online. I would imagine a store that sells candy making supplies may have it. Let me know if you try it and how it is!

Homemade Natural Mascara Recipe
Makes 1 mascara container
Ingredients
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons aloe vera gel
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon grated beeswax (more if you live in a hotter climate)
  • 1 capsule of activated charcoal
  • Clean mascara container
Directions
In a small saucepan over low heat, add the coconut oil, aloe vera, and beeswax. Stir until melted. Open the activated charcoal capsule and add to mixture, stirring until evenly combined. You can add another capsule if you want a deeper color.  Remove pan from heat and let cool to room temperature. Scoop the mixture into a funnel-shaped bag that you normally use for decorating a cake with icing and squeeze into the mascara container. The mascara will last up to six months.

Find empty mascara tubes on Amazon.

mascara application

Have a Beautiful Day!
xo 
Jill
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