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.
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.
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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.
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!
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.