How to Make Your Own Homemade Mascara
Here is a list of the ingredients that you will need to have. Most of these products can be found at your local Wal-Mart or drugstore. Amazon is also a good place to find everything you will need for any project and you can usually get it at a lower price excluding shipping.
2 Teaspoons of Bee’s Wax
1 teaspoon of coconut oil
1/4 cup of organic shea nut butter
3 activated charcoal capsules
(Or add more if needed)
- Be aware that activated charcoal is not an approved colorant for eye cosmetics.If you are concerned about using activated charcoal, then you can replace the charcoal with equal quantities of an eye-safe black (or other colors) mineral powder or mica.
1 teaspoon of vitamin E oil
Extra ingredients you can add if you like but not necessary.
1 Teaspoon of aloe vera juice for texture and smoothness
- To make a preservative-free mascara, use aloe vera gel straight from the plant, as bottled aloe often contains preservatives
2 drops of lavender essential oil to scent and to help lashes grow
Add 1/4 teaspoon of bentonite clay if desired it helps the mascara dry and harden and not smudge. Any cosmetic clay should work.
Fill a medium-sized bowl about ¼ of the way full with hot or boiling water. Then take your small bowl and place it over the water so that it is nesting inside of the medium-sized bowl. The small bowl should just float on top of the water. If the water level is too high, then pour some out.
- Let the small bowl sit on top of the water until the ingredients in the small bowl have melted.
- Then, carefully remove the small bowl from the water. Be careful because the glass may get hot from the hot water.
It’s almost impossible to put this in a regular mascara tube. However, if you are reusing an old mascara tube and brush, you will need to wash the brush and tube thoroughly with warm water and some castile soap or baby shampoo. If the tube and brush are new, then you don’t have to do anything. When products finished make sure that you store in a cool dry place away from heat and light.
- Remove the plug from the top of the tube and place it in a small bowl of warm, soapy water.
- Apply soap to the bristles and use your fingers to work the soap into the brush bristles. Then, put some soap into the tube as well. Use the brush to move the soap around in the tube.
- Continue to add soap and rinse the tube and brush until the water runs clear and all of the suds have been rinsed away. Then, take the plug out of the bowl of water and rinse it as well.
To remove: Use a washcloth with warm water or use olive oil as a natural eye makeup remover.
Here is a video I found on YouTube.com that should help you out if you are better with visual directions. Directions and ingredients may be slightly different in the video.
Video Courtesy of YouTube- Mamtha Nair Channel