If you turn the bottle of your mascara, it will break your heart to see too many chemicals in the ingredient list. And surprisingly, if it’s a conventional brand, the probability of it containing the harmful chemicals is more, which includes parabens, PEG-40 stearate, BHT and Triethanolamine (TEA)
You must be thinking what’s so harmful in wearing a chemical-laden mascara when you’re not literally eating it. But do you know that each and every product you put up on your skin gets eaten up by your skin? It gets absorbed by your skin, to be precise. So you can now estimate what potential these poopy mascaras have to harm your skin.
So what to do now? Don’t wear a mascara? No! That’s something a make-up lover just can’t do. Or if you have dense natural eyelashes, you can think about it. Wearing falsies all the time is just out of the question. So the question stands as it is. What to do now?
We have the perfect answer for this problem. You can make your own mascara with the simple and easily available drug-store ingredients you can find at any medical
It is a 4-ingredient recipe. And the plus point is that the ingredients of this recipe will lengthen, thicken and darken your eyelashes naturally. The recipe includes charcoal which adds the intense black colour to your lashes. It also clings the toxic chemicals like heavy metals and keeps them from entering our delicate eyes. Cacao powder adds antioxidants and mineral to your eyelashes. The recipe mentioned in the post yields you 2 ounces of mascara.
- A clean mascara container with a mascara wand. You can empty out your mascara and use the tube afterward.
- 1 Tbsp. of extra virgin coconut oil or avocado oil, whichever is available easily.
- 2 Tbsp. of aloe vera gel
- 1 ½ Tbsp. of Beeswax (grated)
- Activated Charcoal. ¼ Tbsp. for the light black finish, ½ Tsp for the intense black finish and ½ Tsp of Cacao Powder for brown mascara.
Directions to make
Take a small saucepan and put it on the heat. Lower the flame. Add coconut oil, aloe vera gel and beeswax into the pan. Stir the contents until the beeswax melts completely. Add charcoal to this mixture of oils. Stir it thoroughly until the charcoal gets completely mixed with the oil. Switch off the heat.
Put the contents into the mascara container after it gets cooled down. Take a help of a funnel to pour the contents. Now put the tube in the refrigerator. Once it gets cooled down completely. It is ready to use.
If you want to make your mascara more long lasting, add some more beeswax. If you want to add more moisture to your mascara, you can add more aloe vera gel. For getting the intense black finish, add more charcoal powder. Don’t forget to keep the container in the fridge. Do the lid tightly as even a little layer can dry up the mascara. Don’t forget to replace your mascara wand every 6 months.