Coconut Oil Mascara

Coconut Oil Mascara

Avoid harsh chemicals with this smooth, all-natural mascara recipe. Coconut Oil, aloe vera gel and beeswax provide the base for an easy cosmetic application while activated charcoal gives your eyes a dramatic accent. Add some DIY flair to your everyday makeup routine.

Serves
Prep Time
Cook Time
1
15
5

Ingredients:

  • 2 tsp Coconut Oil
  • 4 tsp aloe vera gel
  • 1 Tbsp beeswax pellets, grated
  • 3 capsules activated charcoal for black color (or 3 tsp cocoa powder for brown color)
  • clean mascara wand
  • mascara container
  • small sauce pan
  • plastic bag
  • scissors
  • spoon

Directions:

  1. Put the Coconut Oil, aloe vera gel and grated beeswax in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir slowly until completely melted.
  2. Remove from heat and set on a safe surface. Add the 3 capsules of activated charcoal (or 3 tsp of cocoa powder) and pour that into the mixture.
  3. Set up paper towels on a flat surface and place the plastic bag with the clean mascara tube there. Bring the small sauce pan next to you.
  4. Open up the small plastic bag and pour in the mixture. Once done, make sure the plastic bag is sealed and push the mixture down to one corner. Then cut a very small hole in the opposite side of the bag.
  5. Find the open tip to push in the mixture slowly into the empty mascara tube. Keep moving the mixture into the tube until full.
  6. Place the inner cap in the tube and twist the wand on tightly to seal.
  7. Keep the container out of direct sunlight and use mascara for up to four months. ​

(recipe courtesy of Alice Chen)