How To Make A Natural Mascara Homemade Recipe

If you are one of those women who are always looking for a DIY option, here is a recipe for homemade mascara.

This homemade mascara uses some unusual ingredients and will cost more up front, but if you don’t have these ingredients on hand, buying organic pre-made mascara might be a another option.

DIY Natural Mascara Ingredients:

  • 1/4 tsp black mineral powder (a mixture of soil based minerals)
  • 1/4 tsp bentonite clay
  • 1/8 tsp (about 4 drops) vegetable glycerine
  • 1/4 tsp (more if needed) aloe vera gel
  • 5 drops lavender essential oil

Here are the other supplies you need:

A clean mascara container. It is really hard to clean out an old mascara container, so using a small jar or lip gloss container with a mascara brush will also work.
A medicine dropper.
A small spatula.


Put all ingredients in a very small bowl and mix until smooth. If needed, add more Aloe Vera gel to get a smoother consistency. Carefully scoop into the medicine dropper with a spatula and slowly squirt into the mascara container.


You can add the ingredients directly to the mascara container and mix with the mascara brush. This may take a longer time of mixing to get the ingredients smooth inside.

Second Natural Mascara Ingredients:

Gather your supplies

You will need several ingredients, plus a few tools to make this mascara recipe. Before you get started, you will need:

  • 1 teaspoon of vitamin E oil
  • 1 teaspoon of coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon of beeswax
  • 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel
  • 3 activated charcoal capsules
  • 1/4 teaspoon of bentonite clay (optional)
  • a small glass bowl
  • some hot water
  • a medium glass bowl
  • a spoon

Put vitamin E oil, coconut oil, and beeswax into the small bowl

Measure out one teaspoon of vitamin E oil, one teaspoon of coconut oil, and 1/2 teaspoon of beeswax and put them into your small glass bowl. Stir them together with your spoon.

Melt the ingredients

Fill the medium sized bowl about ¼ of the way full with hot or boiling water. Then take your small bowl and place it over the water so that it is nesting inside of the medium sized bowl. The small bowl should just float on top of the water. If the water level is too high, then pour some out.

Add the aloe vera gel to the small bowl

Next, measure out three teaspoons of aloe vera gel and add the aloe vera to the bowl along with the ingredients. Then, use the spoon to mix the aloe vera in with the other ingredients until they are well combined.

Break open the activated charcoal capsules over the bowl

Take your three activated charcoal capsules and break them open over the bowl one at a time. Then, mix the charcoal in with the other ingredients. Keep stirring until the mixture looks uniform. This may take a few minutes of vigorous stirring.

Add 1/4 teaspoon of bentonite clay if desired

Bentonite clay is optional for this recipe, but it may help to prevent smudging. Coconut oil melts at 76 degrees Fahrenheit, so it is not ideal for warm weather. However, bentonite clay can help your mascara to dry faster and stay on your lashes.

Third Natural Mascara Ingredients:

Get your supplies

Making mascara out of clay is quick and only requires a few ingredients and tools. To make your own homemade mascara from clay, you will need:

  • 5 teaspoons (25 g) clay (of your color choice)
  • 1 ¾ teaspoon (10.5 ml) water
  • 1/4 teaspoon (1.5 ml) vegetable glycerin
  • 1 pinch guar gum
  • a small bowl
  • a spoon

Stir together the clay and guar gum

Take a pinch of guar gum and put it into the bowl. The guar gum will act as a thickener and stabilizer for the mascara. Then, measure out five teaspoons of the clay of your choice. You can also mix the colors to create your own unique shade. The clay will provide the color, and will help the mascara to dry easily. Choose a clay that has the color you are looking for n a mascara.

Add the water and glycerin

When you have mixed the two powders together, add in the liquid ingredients. Measure out 1 ¾ teaspoons of water and 1/4 teaspoon of vegetable glycerin. Stir the ingredients until they are well combined.

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