Green 101: DIY Mascara from Thank Your Body

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Back in January, I blogged about my homemade deodorant experiment (inspired by Oh Dear Drea), and it really inspired a new hobby. Oh so slowly, I’ll be replacing all my beauty products (of which there aren’t actually that many) with DIY varieties. I’ve already bought supplies for homemade lip balm (stay tuned for that), and have lotion and conditioner on my radar. What I had NOT thought of was mascara. But I was reading Green Wake’s Safer Cosmetics product review of Coastal Classic Creations mascara and started thinking…there MUST be a DIY recipe for this out there, right?

Enter the ingredients list from Thank Your Body’s Homemade Mascara – All Natural and Eye Friendly:

What you’ll need:

2 tsp coconut oil (where to find coconut products)
4 tsp aloe vera gel
1/2 tsp grated bees wax (grate then measure)
1 – 2 capsules of activated charcoal*
a clean mascara container (like this)

*Activated charcoal can be found in most health food stores or online. This is not the same stuff you use to get your grill going, okay?

See her website for full directions and great photos (like the one above). Definitely going to try this soon!

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4 responses to “Green 101: DIY Mascara from Thank Your Body

  1. Intrigued! I’ve always wondered about mascara. I actually order mine from a lady who makes vegan mineral makeup (I order a lot of my stuff through her actually), but I’d love to try this. Let me know if you’d like to make a party of it! I’d gladly pay for ingredients. 🙂

    I’ve made my own lip balm before and I love it. I haven’t had the need to lately because a friend gifted me with some she made and then I have a couple I bought from Les Savons de Loulou, but it’s something I would like to do again.

    I’d really like to learn how to make my own blush. I’ve tried before with beet juice and a balm recipe but it didn’t work out well. Back to the drawing table!

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