The market is flooded with hordes of branded mascaras. Mascaras are important to lengthen, thicken and darken eye lashes. They give a definition to the eyes and make the eyes look bigger.
But the problem with mascaras is that a lot of them contain synthetic and toxic chemicals like lead, mercury, SLS, parabens, etc which might harm the eyes in the long run.
Given that we’re dealing with eyes, which are extremely sensitive organs, we should make sure we don’t risk their safety for temporary enhancements.
So, to avoid risking our eye sight, we may make our own DIY, natural, affordable, organic mascara at home! Yes, you read that right.
Read on to find out how.
Take a clean and empty bowl.
Add half a teaspoon of bees wax to the bowl.
Add half teaspoon of Shea butter to it.
Add half teaspoon of almond oil to the bowl. You may use coconut oil or olive oil in case you don’t have almond oil.
Mix all the ingredients thoroughly with a spatula.
Now, heat his bowl gently using double boiler process.
For those of you who don’t know what a double boiler process is, here’s the explanation.
Take a wide mouthed sauce pan and pour water into it. Heat the pan over a stove and let it simmer. Now place the bowl containing the ingredients, on the simmering water. Allow it to float on the boiling water.
The contents of the bowl would start melting.
Stir the contents with a spatula.
Now, add 2 teaspoons of Aloe Vera gel to the bowl.
You may either use commercially available Aloe Vera gel or you may use home-made DIY Aloe Vera gel. For those of you who don’t know how to make Aloe Vera gel at home, click on the link below:
After addition of Aloe Vera gel, turn off the stove and remove the floating bowl with a pair of tongs.
Remove the bowl and add 3 teaspoons of natural, home-made kohl (kajal) to the bowl. In case you don’t know how to make natural, home-made DIY kohl (kajal), click on the link below:
After adding kohl (kajal), mix all the ingredients thoroughly using a spatula until a homogenous paste is achieved.
Voila! Our DIY mascara is ready!
Apply this DIY mascara with the help of a make-up brush or a spoolie brush.
You may store this DIY mascara in a mascara tub or any convenient container.
Discard it after a month.
This DIY mascara is devoid of any hazardous chemicals. Instead it contains almond oil, Aloe Vera gel and Shea butter, all of which are beneficial for the eye lashes.
It is natural, safe and organic.
It is a more affordable alternative to expensive mascaras available in the market.
It is very easy to make and use. No sophisticated techniques or instruments are needed to prepare it.
It will come in very handy when you’ve run out of your mascara and you don’t have the time or money to buy a new one. So, when you have budget or time constraints, this is a Holy Grail product for you!
It might smudge a bit if it is not prepared properly. Make sure to take the ingredients exactly according to the proportions mentioned in the recipe above.
If the mascara turns out very runny, add more bees wax.
If it turns out very hard, add more almond oil, natural kohl (kajal) or Aloe Vera gel.
Hack To Avoid Smudging
After application of the first coat of mascara, dab a little bit of black eye shadow on the eye lashes. Then, go for a second round of mascara application.
This way, the mascara would not smudge and eye lashes would look thicker as well.
Despite this one con, this DIY mascara is a convenient and safer substitute to branded mascaras.
The pros outweigh the cons anyway.
So, do give this DIY mascara a try before splurging on commercial mascaras.