Homemade Natural Mascara Recipes

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Second, many homemade recipes online don’t mix together nicely.  They flake badly after they dry, or don’t dry at all.

I have gathered two recipes that I think actually work without these problems.  Though, for the most smudge proof (none are water proof), I prefer the egg yolk recipe.

Homemade Natural Mascara Recipes

You can buy containers here or other places online, or thoroughly clean a used one (but this can take a lot of time).  Using a syringe is an easy way to get it in the tube.

2 Homemade Natural Mascara Reci

  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp shea butter
  • ½ tsp bees wax
  • ½ tsp activated charcoal


  • Heat the coconut oil, shea butter, and bees wax in a small sauce pan over low heat. I like to put mine in a glass dish over a small saucepan of boiling water, but it is not necessary.
  • Stir continuously.
  • Once these are melted, add the charcoal powder. You can add a bit of cocoa powder for brown-black mascara.
  • Pour into small container and apply with a small brush.

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