• DIY All Natural Homemade Mascara

    October 17, 2017 • BEAUTY, DIY RECIPES, LIFE

    Our vegan, palm oil free, all natural homemade mascara will darken, separate and condition lashes with its combination of healthy non-irritating ingredients. It goes on smooth provides great eyelash definition.

    This recipe does contain quite a few ingredients and is recommended for more advanced DIYers. If you would like to try a simple version, see this recipe >

    DIY homemade mascara

    This homemade mascara is not waterproof, but does contain lots of beneficial natural ingredients for healthy lashes.

    Candelilla wax: helps to thicken this recipe and helps to hold the mascara onto your lashes

    Shea butter: makes for a super silky smooth texture

    Coconut oil: softening and nourishing for the lashes

    Castor oil: promotes healthy, strong lash growth

    Glycerine (choose palm oil free): effectively binds and makes the mixture more pliable

    Bentonite clay: volumizing, and helps take some of the oiliness out of the mixture

    Cornstarch: helps to thicken and bind the ingredients together

    Activated charcoal: for its strong dark colour

    Lavender and rosemary essential oils: provide a refreshing scent, keep the other ingredients from oxidising, both are anti-bacterial, and rosemary encourages hair growth

    See our before and after photos below.

    DIY Natural Homemade Mascara


    DIY Natural Homemade Mascara


    Make Your Own Homemade Mascara


    This recipe makes enough for 4 x mascara tubes or 3 x metal tins, making it very cost effective.

    You will also need mascara tubes or small tins to store the mascara. You can also re-use old mascara tubes.

    Or, to make it super easy for you, you can buy all the essential ingredients to make your own mascara in one pack and save 10% >  Please note, that when purchasing these ingredients, you will have loads of ingredients left over to make all sorts of other DIY recipes plus seven reusable glass jars!


    1. Place a small glass mason jar or glass jug into a saucepan with about 5cm of water in it. Turn the heat to medium. Into the jar or jug add the candelilla wax, shea butter, coconut oil and castor oil. Stir until melted and remove from heat.
    2. Whilst hot, add the glycerine and stir with a small whisk until thoroughly combined.
    3. Mix in the bentonite clay, cornstarch and activated charcoal and whisk until fully dissolved (as we are using the clay and charcoal to bind and for colour only, a metal whisk is fine for this).
    4. Add essential oils, if using, and stir. If you find the recipe not liquid enough, add a little more castor oil.
    5. Whilst the mixture is quite hot and runny, using a pipette or the small plastic zip lock bag with a tiny corner cut off, squeeze the mascara into a mascara tube or pour into a small tin. Let it cool completely.

    How To Use

    If using a tube, apply as you normally would.

    If using a small tin, apply using an old mascara brush.

    Ensure your brush is fully coated with your homemade mascara and apply the first coat. Let it dry before a second layer. Three coats is ideal for a lovely looking, long black lashes. Re-apply later in the day if needed.

    This is messy, it’s best to have paper towel on hand and a damp sponge to wipe up spills. And warm soapy water to wash used utensils and jars.

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    2 Responses to DIY All Natural Homemade Mascara
    1. Julie
      October 18, 2017 at 6:05 pm

      I love diy cosmetics, but I do have a concern about adequate preservation when it comes to mascara. Applying a potentially contaminated product near your eye with a sharpish implement does have an associated risk of injury resulting in infection, which can in the worst case cause permanent eye damage or blindness.
      Just a risk that anyone making their own mascara should be aware of, I think.

    2. Tracy
      October 28, 2017 at 3:47 pm

      Thank you, thank you, thank you

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