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Homemade Mascara Recipe

I came across this recipe to cook up your own mascara. I haven’t tried making it but it sure does look interesting. The ingredients are basic items that should be easy to find in stores. You can always go to Amazon and find just about anything you need.

This homemade mascara gets it dark color from charcoal, activated charcoal that is used medicinally to treat stomach problems. It is available in drug store and health food stores.

Coconut oils and aloe are available in drug store and grocery stores.

Beeswax is used in candy making and in available in the candy making section of craft store such as Michaels.

You will need some other supplies too. I have provided a few Amazon Affiliate link to help you find them.

applying mascara

Homemade Natural Mascara Recipe

This recipe makes one tube of mascara


2 teaspoon Coconut Oil

2 tablespoons Aloe Vera Gel

½-1 teaspoon Grated Beeswax (you will need more if you live in a hot climate)

1 or 2 Capsules Activated Charcoal

Empty Mascara Containers/Tubes

Cake Decorating Piping Bags


In a small saucepan over low heat, add the coconut oil, aloe vera and beeswax. Stir until melted. Open the activated charcoal capsule, add it to the mixture and stir until evenly combined. You can add another capsule if you want a deeper color and stir until evenly combined.

Remove the pan from the heat and let it cool to room temperature.

Scoop the mixture into a piping bag and squeeze the mascara into a mascara container.

The shelf life of an open mascara is three months. This freshly made mascara has no preservative and will definitely follow the three month rule.  

Let me know how it come out if you try it!

    Have a Creative Day! 

Licensed Cosmetologist, Esthetician, Makeup Artist

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  1. I may find the ingredients and try!.. Thank you so much )) I was using homemade serums for my eyelashes and eyebrows as well, till I found Cherish Lash serum, a great thing )) I may share this article!!


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