If you are concerned about what’s in your makeup, especially your mascara, you can now put all of that worry to rest by making your own, 100% natural mascara! Bingxin Zhang (Bing), our very own Franklin & Marshall College chemistry major international intern, created her own mascara formula using a few simple, natural ingredients she found around Makes Scents Natural Spa Line. Check out her DIY formula and step-by-step guide below!
What you will need…
½ tsp Bentonite Clay (adds volume to lashes)
¾ tsp Beeswax (helps retain natural curl)
1 ½ tsp Coconut Oil (moisturizes lashes)
¼ tsp Activated Charcoal (intensifies color)
Mascara Tube (like the one pictured below found on Amazon)
Measuring Spoons, Glass or Stainless Steel Measuring Cup
Directions: Let’s get started!
Step 1: Measure and add beeswax to glass or stainless steel measuring cup.
Step 2: Measure and add coconut oil to beeswax.
Step 3: Melt beeswax and coconut oil with a double boiler.
Step 4: Add bentonite clay to coconut oil and beeswax mixture.
Step 5: Add activated charcoal powder.
Step 6: Mix all ingredients well and pour into tubes!
Note: if you don’t have a small funnel like this, you can pour your mixture into a small zip lock bag first, cut a little piece of the corner off and squeeze it into the tube.
Now you have a simple and easy, 6-step all-natural mascara!
To be honest, I think it worked great on me! Give it a try and let me know what you think in the comments below!
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