Tuesday, November 20, 2012


Mascara has always been difficult. I itch  and swell and get red eyes. Too many fillers for me I guess. Try this mascara that washes off with soap and water. A special plus is that you can basically use the same ingredients for eyeliner, just remove the beeswax.


  • 2 tsp Coconut oil 
  • 4 tsp Aloe Vera gel
  • 1/2 tsp grated bees wax (grate then measure)
  • 1 – 2 capsules of activated charcoal, or for brown use dark powdered chocolate, or mix them together to make brown black. Do not use any other type of charcoal
  • a clean mascara container 

  1. Put coconut oil, aloe vera gel, and grated bees wax in a small saucepan over low heat. 
  2. Stir until beeswax is completely melted. 
  3. Open 1 – 2 capsules of activated charcoal (depending on desired color, about 1/4 – 1/2 tsp) and pour into oil mixture. Stir until completely incorporated. 
  4. Remove from heat. Pour into a small plastic bag, pushing the mixture down to one corner. 
  5. Then cut a very small hole in the opposite corner of the bag. 
  6. Fold the corner with the cut whole until you have a small tip that you can push into the empty mascara tube. (It’s much easier if you have an extra set of hands nearby to hold the tube in place!) 
  7. Make sure the tip goes far enough into the tube or you’ll have a big mess on your hands! Keep the small-hole-end securely in the tube (or get your helper to hold it in place). 
  8. Begin pressing the mascara mixture toward the tube. Don’t move too quickly or it will come out and you’ll have mess. 
  9. (I highly recommend doing this with a paper bag, towel or napkin underneath.) Keep moving the mixture into the tube until it’s all in. 
  10. Place the inner cap in place and then twist the wand on tightly. 

Note: Dispose of tube and brush after four to six months. Mascara should also be disposed of if found to smell different, strange, odd or especially pungent. It is unlikely and unusual, but all mascara can grow bacteria. Make sure to keep the lid on tightly or it will dry out.

Source: Thank Your Body

1 comment:

  1. Oli, all of your DIY beauty posts are so cool! Way to be resourceful.
    Wishing you and your family a healthy Thanksgiving,