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DIY all natural homemade mascara

What you’ll need:

2 tsp coconut oil 
4 tsp aloe vera gel 
1/2  – 1 tsp bees wax pellet 
1 – 2 capsules of activated charcoal (for black) or cocoa powder (for brown)
a clean mascara container 

* Update: Due to temperature differences you may want to add more beeswax to give more “hold” to your mascara. Keep in mind that coconut oil is a liquid above 75 degrees. I’d increase the beeswax to 3/4 or even 1 tsp if it’s really warm where you live… or if you want more of a “waterproof” mascara.

**Activated charcoal can be found in our online dispensary. This is not the same stuff you use to get your grill going. 

Directions:

1. Put coconut oil, aloe vera gel, and grated bees wax in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir until beeswax is completely melted.

2. Open 1 – 2 capsules of activated charcoal (depending on desired color, about 1/4 – 1/2 tsp) and pour into oil mixture. Stir until completely incorporated. Remove from heat.

3. Pour into a small plastic bag, pushing the mixture down to one corner. Then cut a very small hole in the opposite corner of the bag.

4. Fold the corner with the cut whole until you have a small tip that you can push into the empty mascara tube. (It’s much easier if you have an extra set of hands nearby to hold the tube in place!) Make sure the tip goes far enough into the tube or you’ll have a big mess on your hands!

5. Keep the small-hole-end securely in the tube (or get your helper to hold it in place). Begin pressing the mascara mixture toward the tube. Don’t move too quickly or it will come out and you’ll have mess to deal with. (I highly recommend doing this with a paper towel or napkin underneath.) Keep moving the mixture into the tube until it’s all in.

6. Place the inner cap in place and then twist the wand on tightly. Viola! Homemade mascara!

Note: Like all mascaras, it is important that you use this homemade mascara wisely. Proper use of mascara includes disposal of tube and brush after four to six months. Homemade mascara should also be disposed of if found to smell different, strange, or especially pungent. It is unlikely and unusual, but all mascara does have the capability to grow bacteria.

Make sure to keep the lid on tightly or this homemade mascara will dry out.



Mineral-Based Lavender Homemade Mascara


SERVES: MAKES ONE TUBE
INGREDIENTS:
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon aloe vera gel
  • 1/2—1 teaspoon grated beeswax
  • ⅛ teaspoon castor oil
  • ¼ teaspoon black mineral powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon bentonite clay
  • 4–5 drops lavender essential oil
  • Clean mascara container
DIRECTIONS:
  1. Place the coconut oil and grated beeswax in a small saucepan on low heat and stir until they are completely melted.
  2. Add the castor oil and the aloe vera gel and stir.
  3. Add the black mineral powder and continue to blend.
  4. Then, add the bentonite clay and the lavender essential oil.
  5. Remove from heat and blend.
  6. Using a small plastic bag or cake decorator with a small tip, place the mixture into the bag.
  7. Push the mixture into the corner with the hole, then place that corner into the mascara tube and carefully push the mixture into the tube.

DIY Natural bentonite Mascara :

  • 1/4 tsp black mineral powder
  • 1/4 tsp bentonite clay
  • 1/8 tsp (about 4 drops) vegetable glycerine
  • 1/4 tsp (plus more if needed) aloe vera gel
  • 5 drops lavender essential oil
What to Do:
  1. Mix all ingredients in a very small bowl until completely smooth.
  2. Add more aloe vera gel if needed to get a smooth consistency.
  3. Carefully scoop into the medicine dropper with a spatula and slowly squirt into the mascara container (or jar)
  4. Alternately, you can add the ingredients directly to the mascara tube and mix with the mascara brush, though it takes a while of mixing to get the ingredients smooth inside the tube.
  5. Use as you would regular mascara.
  6. To remove: Use a washcloth with warm water or use olive oil as a natural eye makeup remover.

BONUS TIP: dust lashes with arrowroot powder or organic cornstarch first to thicken and lengthen even more. This works with a lash curler but I’ve found it is better to curl first so they don’t clump.



Homemade shea butter Mascara

Ingredients: 

  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp shea butter 
  • 1 1/2 tsp beeswax
  • 2 tsp jojoba oil 
  • 2 capsules activated charcoal
  • 2 drops Vitamin E oil 

Note: I also lie to add a few drops of lavender essential oil to the mascara bottle as I fill it.

Equipment:

  • double boiler 
  • empty mascara tube 

Directions:

  • In a double boiler, melt the first 4 ingredients
  • Once melted remove from heat and add in the charcoal and Vitamin E

  • Pour into a plastic bag and allow to cool enough to touch

  • Cut small corner off plastic bag and use it like a cake decorator to pipe it into the empty mascara tube
  • Apply your homemade mascara as you would your regular mascara and know….no more chemicals on those lashes!


RECIPE: TWO-INGREDIENT LASH CONDITIONING SERUM

Castor oil has a long history of therapeutic and cosmetic uses, including helping hair grow. With its high vitamin E content, it strengthens the eyelashes at the roots, encouraging growth. Aloe vera conditions the lashes, keeping them supple and healthy.

INGREDIENTS:
  • 1 ounce castor oil
  • 1 ounce aloe vera
INSTRUCTIONS:
  1. Combine castor oil and aloe vera in a 2- or 4-ounce container with a lid.
SHELF LIFE AND STORAGE INFORMATION:

Store in the refrigerator. Serum should last 5-6 months.




This basic recipe can be used to make eyeliner or lip liner in a pencil form, for quick and easy application. This wax-based formula is all-natural; it contains jojoba oil and vitamin E, which act as preservatives and nourish your skin. Bentonite clay helps the eyeliner glide smoothly and hold throughout the day.

This recipe is easy to make in a variety of colors!

INGREDIENTS:
  • 2½ tsp. beeswax
  • 1 tsp. shea butter
  • ¼ tsp. jojoba oil
  • ¼ tsp. vitamin E oil
  • 1 tsp. bentonite clay
  • 3 tsp. black oxide pigment powder, activated charcoal, or other coloring powder
INSTRUCTIONS:
  1. Place beeswax and shea butter in a glass bowl. Melt using one of the following methods: Microwave in 30 second intervals or place glass bowl over a pot of hot water.
  2. Add jojoba oil, vitamin E oil, and bentonite clay to the bowl; mix with a toothpick or small wooden stirring stick until thoroughly combined.
  3. Mix in a small amount of color, then gradually increase amount until desired shade is reached.
  4. At any point during the process, if the mixture starts to harden, warmingredients as in step 1 until the mixture is a pourable consistency.
  5. Use a syringe or eye dropper to fill pencils or straws, and set upright until it they have fully cooled and set. If using straws, cover one end with tape or foil to hold mixture in until it cools.
  6. After the pencil has completely hardened, sharpen the pencil to use as lip or eye liner. If the base is somewhat soft, put the pencils in the freezer for a bit before sharpening.

NOTE: When adjusting color for DIY make-up products, it helps to test it on your own skin. To test, dip a toothpick or butter knife into the mix, cool, and test product on your skin to judge color. Make adjustments as desired.