As much as the products we see on a daily basis on the shops and online stores are tempting, there is just something wonderful about getting your own DIY ones created with natural, non-toxic products you might just have at home.
While there are people who have decided to go all natural when it comes to deodorants, and other makeup products such as blushes, lipsticks – there are also the people who want to be specifically careful concerning what comes near their eyes. That is, homemade mascara has also been a sensation not only recently but also in the far past.
What are mascaras made of? Well, the mascara is made of black pigments that are mixed together by a polymer and they are thickened by different waxes and oils. People apply mascara in order to lengthen, darken, and thicken the natural eyelashes, this way drawing more attention to the eyes. There are two kinds of mascaras, meaning the ones that are washable and the ones that are waterproof.
Washable mascaras have higher water content and are easier to wash, and overall they are better for the health of your lashes. The only downside being that, well, they are easily washed away.
Waterproof mascaras, on the other hand, might dry down and bind the lashes together, something that might lead to lash loss. But, they are washed with much more difficulty, which means rain has got nothing on them! They have a lower water content, and sometimes not at all. So, when removing makeup, you’d want to use makeup removers or different oils in order to prevent lash loss.
How To Make Homemade Mascara
There are various homemade mascara recipes you can choose to make on your own, depending on your preferences. Some of them include:
1. Jojoba Oil Homemade Mascara
This one is from Real Food RN, and what you’re going to need is:
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 1 tsp shea butter
- 1 1/2 tsp beeswax
- 2 tsp jojoba oil
- 2 capsules of activated charcoal
- 2 drops of Vitamin E oil
- Empty mascara bottle
- Double boiler
What you need to do is on the double boiler, you should melt the coconut oil, shea butter, beeswax, and the jojoba oil. After the mixture melts, remove it from the heat and add the vitamin E oil as well as the charcoal. Put the mixture in a plastic bag and let it cool down. Afterwards, cut a hole in the corner of the plastic bag and pour the mixture in the mascara bottle, and you’re good to go!
2. Black Mineral Powder Homemade Mascara
This recipe is from WellnessMama and the ingredients you’re going to need are:
- 1/3 tsp black mineral powder
- 1/4 tsp bentonite clay
- 1/8 tsp vegetable glycerine
- 1/4 tsp aloe vera gel
- 5 drops lavender essential oil
- Mascara bottle
What you should do is mix all these ingredients in a small bowl until you get a smooth mixture. You can add more aloe vera gel to better the consistency according to your liking. Put the mixture into the mascara bottle using a plastic bag or a medicine dropper. Voila! To remove the mascara, you can use a washcloth with warm water or olive oil as makeup remover.
3. Coconut Oil Homemade Mascara
The third recipe is from StyleCraze and what you’re going to need is:
- 1 tbs coconut oil
- 1/3 tbs aloe vera gel
- 1/3 tbs beeswax
- 1 tbs almond oil
- 1 candle
- Mascara bottle
- A metal spoon
What you need to do is pour the almond oil, coconut oil, and aloe vera gel into the container and mix them. Then, place the grated beeswax on a metal spoon and melt it above a candle. Pour the melted beeswax into the container and wait for the mixture to cool down and dry.
This is a clear mascara that can be used on its own in order to define your lashes but it can also be used over regular mascara since it adds a shine to the lashes.
Note: This homemade mascara can be used as a lash enhancing serum if you apply it before going to bed. It will make your lashes naturally long and luscious.
So, if you feel like you want to opt for a homemade mascara, these are three of the many recipes you can use. While it’s much easier to go get mascaras from cosmetics shops or drugstores – when the opportunity to go all natural arises, why not take it!
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