Homemade Natural Mascara 



  • In a small saucepan or mini sauce crockpot place first 4 ingredients and heat until completely melted.
  • Mix in activated charcoal and remove from the heat.
  • Place mixture in a plastic bag, allow to cool a bit, and move contents to one corner of the bag.
  • Cut a small hole at the corner, insert into empty sterilized mascara tube like this one, and gently squeeze mascara into tube. It will be much easier if you have a second pair of hands to help.

Note: because this mascara is all natural and contains no preservatives, it lasts 3-4 months. Dispose of after that or if it starts to smell funky. You could probably put a few drops of vitamin E oil in and put a little less coconut oil in to help preserve it.

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I suppose you could use regular charcoal after burning a fire, no?

Yes, you probably could. Never thought of that, but then it might really hurt if it gets in your eye.

why would it? I figure it must be the same as activated charcoal which is the stuff used in some medicines. I don't really know what activated means for charcoal, but I always assumed it was the same because it works to eat real charcoal for things like jardia.

bees wax isnt vegan, what else can i use instead? im vegan

maybe try soy wax

Try coconut oil

thank you for this recipe, possibly for funky green mascara.. spirulina instead of the charcoal.. i will try both!

Maybe candelila was instead of bees wax to make it vegan.

Thanks, making one own's cosmetic also means much much much less environment pollution, less resources and energy consumed, less used materials rejected in environment from factory to shop to home.

Hence less harming nature and animals.

I've been unable to buy any cosmetics for over a year because I always think it's an extra plastic container going into waste. We know the plastic particules are ingested by fish and disturbing them, we know plastic garbage suffocates seal, marine mammals, marine birds...

I can't decently apply make up and try to look pretty knowing my "looking pretty for 1 day" will cause death of animals and deplete environment resources.


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