Wednesday, 22 May 2013

DIY Wednesday: How to Make Homemade Mascara

Hi Everyone!

Today in DIY Wednesday feature I’m going to share how to do all natural homemade mascara. Sometimes drugstore mascara can turn eyes into red and itchy. These reactions are due to the presence of methyl paraben, butyl paraben, aluminium powder and benzyl alcohol which are frequently found in mascaras. If you are looking for something natural and chemical-free then continue reading...

Why I Love Homemade Mascara

Homemade mascara is completely safe compared to drug store or high end brand mascara. Natural mascara uses to darkening the lashes, separating and it helps to condition the lashes well. Well homemade mascara is not water-proof but you won’t experience any racoon eyes after a long day with this mascara.

The recipe is very easy and of course it has the similar base steps of homemade tinted lip balm and lipstick.  The tough part is emptying a mascara tube. You can use any of your old empty mascara tube. But remember wash it with hot water to ensure it is pretty clean and residue-free. Let’s get started!

You will Need...
  • Coconut oil- 2 teaspoon
  • Aloevera gel- 4 teaspoon
  • Grated bees wax- ½ teaspoon
  • Activated charcoal- 1 to 2 capsules
  • A clean mascara container
  • Ink filler – to transform the mascara into the container

Activated charcoal can be found in drug stores, health food stores or Online store. This is not anything you use to get your grill-going. Please be careful.

Steps to Follow:

Step 1:
Add grated bees wax, coconut oil and aloe vera gel to a bowl or medium saucepan and heat in low flame until the bees wax melts. It takes 3 to 4 minutes hardly. Then remove it from flame.

Step 2:
Open up slowly the charcoal capsules and add to the above mixture carefully. Stir it well.

Step 3:
Suck the mixture using ink filler and pour the mixture into the empty clean mascara container. Don’t create any mess then it will be tough to remove the mixture-off.

Step 4:
Don’t fill too quickly. Be slow and steady. I recommend having piece of paper or tissue beneath the container. Move the mixture into container.

Step 5:
Place the cap slowly and tight it. Viola!

Note:  All mascara tends to grow bacteria after certain period. So the proper use includes dispose the tube after 3 to 4 months. Also mascara should be dumped if it smells odd, strange and unusual. Please tight the lid always after using, else the mixture will dry out.

Hope you find the post useful and interesting!

What do you think? Are you up to try this homemade mascara?

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  1. wow this is really unique and sounds interesting... Love to try

    1. yeah :) yu will definitely find it interesting !!

  2. Wow..kool yaar I didnt know that u can make mascara at home. .again lovely post...thanks for sharing dear :):)

    1. ohh yu like it didi :) yu gotto to try it fr sure ...

  3. This is new one to try thanks for sharing dear :)

  4. Unique post :)

  5. unique post and interesting read ! loved it Gowme..keep them coming :D

  6. Wow..!! that's something out of the box :) never ever imagined making a mascara at home .. great post Gowthami <3

  7. I go through a ton of mascara. I'd love to try this, but I can't see myself replacing mascara entirely with diy

  8. wow, you are genius! totally different post and something to try out :)

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