Natural Mascara Recipe.
Friday 9 November 2012
As you know I only use natural cosmetics for most purposes but I’ve never been able to find a natural mascara to match the lash-extending, clumpless, dazzling ones you can now buy. I once admitted this and received a very rude email telling me I was a hypocrite for not being completely 100% chemical-free! There isn’t a lot wrong with mascara – at least you’re not rubbing it on your skin but I do notice that some mascaras really irritate my eyes when I have my make-up done using make-up other than my own. So I was delighted when Dorothee sent methis link to a recipe online.(I’ve also reprinted it in the Recipe of the Week section below). For once I had all the ingredients on hand: coconut oil, aloe vera gel, charcoal tablets and beeswax. So I made it up and promptly went out to lunch with a friend wearing it. When I got home I realised that I should have waited for it to set as I had smeared it all over my face! This is not a heavy mascara by any means and to apply it you will need to use an old-fashioned mascara brush which has bristles, not one of the new style plastic brushes you find in mascaras these days. And as you can see in the picture it is rather gloopy and clumpy but, as is so often the case with natural cosmetics, you just need to adjust your thinking. I used a glass perfume bottle but you could put it in a small container with a lid and dip your wand into it. Do be careful to keep everything clean though, as you don’t want to introduce bacteria to your mascara or your eyes.