MAKE YOUR OWN MASCARA
A lot of people react to the chemicals in mascara – of particular concern are parabens, stearates, butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) and triethylamine ( TEA). If you can find an ingredients list on your mascara, see if these are on it. Some people choose to just give up on mascara but you can easily make your own natural mascara instead.
Clean mascara container with brush (you can also use an old mascara tube you’ve cleaned thoroughly)
1 tbsp extra virgin coconut or avocado oil
2 tbsp aloe vera gel
1½ tsp beeswax, grated Activated charcoal – ¼ tsp for light black mascara,
½ tsp for black mascara, ½ tsp cacao powder for brown Directions
1 Put the coconut oil, aloe vera gel and grated beeswax in a small saucepan over a low heat. Stir until the beeswax is completely melted.
2 Add the charcoal (or the cacao powder) to the oil mixture. Stir until completely incorporated. Remove from the heat.
3 Pour the mixture into the mascara container. Do this with a funnel or by pouring the mixture into a small, plastic bag, pushing it into one corner, cutting a small hole in the tip of the bag, then gently squeezing the mixture into the mascara tube.
4 Now store in a fridge or a cool place. Once it is cool, it is ready to use!