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.
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
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
You will need some other supplies too. I have provided a few Amazon Affiliate link to help you find them.
Homemade Natural Mascara Recipe
This recipe makes
one tube of mascara
teaspoon Coconut Oil
tablespoons Aloe Vera Gel
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!