Finding natural and organic mascara with minimal ingredients and nothing harmful can be a little bit challenging. It can be more challenging if you want to stay within a reasonable budget as natural and organic beauty products are quite expensive. What makes it even worse is that when you get your new pricy mascara, it just doesn’t live up to your expectations. Maybe it is too dry and flakey, maybe it doesn’t separate your lashes properly, or doesn’t seem to go on smoothly and stay in place all day.
Luckily, you can make your own natural mascara at home with one 4 super cheap and simple ingredients you can essentially find in most stores and online. It is easy to make and you don’t have to worry about spending $30 on organic mascara! Although it may be a bit more expensive to get the ingredients for your first tube of mascara, you will be able to make a ton of DIY mascara tubes, which can save your hundreds of dollars in the long run.
Let’s take a look at how to make this awesome natural mascara today.
- 2 tsp. organic virgin coconut oil
- 4 tsp. natural, odorless and colorless aloe vera gel
- 2 activated charcoal capsules – in black
- 1 tsp. natural beeswax
- A clean and unused mascara container
- Take your coconut oil, aloe vera gel, and the grated beeswax and melt it together in a small put on your stove. Make sure it is on low heat. Alternatively, you can use a double boiler for a gentler heat by filling a small pot with an inch of water and placing a glass bowl in the pot, but so the bowl does not touch the water. Stir the ingredients together until your shaved beeswax is fully melted.
- Open 2 of your activated charcoal capsules and poor it into the melted mixture. Stir until all of it is well combined and there are no lumps of streaks in the mixture. You will want it to be a fully mixed dark midnight black color.
- Use one of the funnels from your mascara tube kit and funnel the mascara liquid into your mascara tube. Fill almost up to the top, but leave some room. If you fill it all the way, once you place your wand in it will overflow and you will have a huge mess on your hands.
- You should fill your mascara tube in the sink or over a few folder paper towels just in case you spill any or the tube falls over. This will make for much easier cleanup if you get a little messy!
Just like regular mascara, you should only use for about six months and then you should throw your first one out and make a new batch. If you live in warm temperatures or keep your house warm, you should add about 1 teaspoon more beeswax to your mascara. Coconut oil is liquid at about 75 degrees, and you don’t want a super thin liquid-y mascara mess.
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This article was last updated on June 25, 2018 .