Ever since starting to research the harmful ingredients in cosmetic products, I’ve been trying to make my own cosmetic products. Makeup has been the hardest to replace. With colors and consistencies, it’s just sometimes hard to make. I’ve been trying for quite a while now to make a new mascara, with many many messes happening. And I finally came up with a formula I like.
Mascara is one of those products that is even worse than you think. From parabens, fragrance, to coal tar dies, these just aren’t things you want in and around your eyes.
So, make your own at home! After many tries, I think I have found the easiest way to make homemade mascara, and get it in the tube. Which is harder than it sounds. You should have seen the mess. Anyways, I digress… This mascara gives a lovely light natural-looking emphasis to your lashes without irritation or worries about health and environmental concerns. Together with my homemade foundation, you’ve got a great start to a completely natural makeup routine.
This mascara contains only natural ingredients. It gets its color from activated charcoal. Aloe vera gel consists of most of the body of the mascara. Beeswax thickens it, and bentonite clay helps it dry on your eyelashes and not smear.
So, here is what you will need to make this mascara:
- Aloe vera gel
- Bentonite clay
- Activated charcoal
- Empty mascara tube
- Plastic syringe
- Double boiler or a pot over a pot of boiling water
Let me break it down for you.
all natural homemade mascara
- 2 tablespoons aloe vera gel
- 3-4 capsules activated charcoal
- 1/3 teaspoon beeswax
- 1/8 teaspoon bentonite clay
- Mix the aloe and beeswax over a double boiler until completely melted
- Once the ingredients are melted and combined, slowly add activated charcoal while stirring. Add only a little at a time and stir vigorously.
- Once the charcoal is stirred in, add the bentonite clay and stir until combined
- Remove from heat and suck up into a syringe. This might take more than one go
- Spray the syringe into the empty mascara tube or an airtight container to store
- Use as you would any other mascara, and dispose if you suspect it has gone bad
This mascara is really nice, light, and non-clumpy. Don’t you hate it when you have mascara that seems to dry out and irritate your eyes until you can’t help but rub them by the end of the day? Well, that shouldn’t happen with this mascara!
Wondering what it looks like? The effect is pretty subtle which I like for my every day makeup look (even though I don’t wear makeup every day). My eyelashes are very light naturally, close to a dirty blonde color. You can see in the picture below that my eyelashes are black and emphasized. And still quite natural looking.
You should have seen the relief I had when I tested this recipe and it actually worked. This has been my most difficult beauty recipe so far, with lots and lots of trials before I got it right. Well, lucky for you, I did the work for you, and you shouldn’t have a problem making it yourself following my recipe!
Let me know how making homemade mascara goes for you!