DIY mascara with activated carbon

Selbstgemachte Mascara

Mascara is one of the most popular make-up products for women. Over 100 million women in the US and about 10 million women in Germany use it every day. The history of its origins dates back well over a thousand years. Already in ancient times, lashes were lengthened and thickened with charcoal and animal fat. Long frowned upon, in Europe in the 19th-century women began to use coal to embellish their eyes. In 1830, Eugen Rimmel developed the first mascara made from a mixture of Vaseline and charcoal. A technician named T.L. Williams further developed this recipe and founded the company Maybelline in 1914. In the 20th century, Helena Rubinstein created the final creamy form in the typical container with a brush as we know it today.

Mascara is a great helper to make tired eyes look awake. However, due to its proximity to the eye and the thin skin around the eyes, mascara can quickly trigger hypersensitivity reactions. You may not notice this sensitivity reaction immediately or after a longer period. Persistent dark circles under the eyes and burning eyes can often be a sign that you are not tolerating the product and should refrain from using it. For those who still do not want to miss mascara and/or want to make their own decorative cosmetics, we have a simple recipe for homemade mascara. This DIY mascara is suitable for sensitive eyes and consists only of natural ingredients that do not irritate the eyes.

Used raw materials

Selbstgemachte Mascara Rohstoffe
Vegetable oil
3 tsp coconut oil
Coconut oil

Coconut oil nourishes the lashes and keeps them soft and supple. The oil also provides them with strengthening nutrients and vitamins. Coconut oil can also support eyelash growth.

1 tsp beeswax

Beeswax coats the lashes, visually lengthening them and making them appear fuller.

5 tsp aloe vera gel
2 activated carbon
Aloe vera

Aloe vera is generally touted as a hair miracle and can support hair growth. Aloe vera also provides numerous nutrients and moisturizes the lashes.

Activated carbon

Activated carbon is fine-grained carbon, which is available either in granulated or pressed tablet form. It consists mainly of carbon, which is obtained from vegetable, animal, or mineral materials. Wood, peat, nutshells, brown, or hard coal are used as raw materials. A distinction is therefore also made between vegetable carbon and animal carbon, which is produced from animal blood and bones.

Application and durability

Selbstgemachte Mascara
  • Apply mascara as needed and please remember to wash it off before going to bed. An oil cleanser is a great option for mascara removal.
  • Please dispose of the DIY mascara after you had an eye infection.
  • In general, no make-up products should be borrowed from other people.

The DIY mascara can be stored for up to 3 months. It should not be kept in the refrigerator, as the consistency is too hard to use.

Selbstgemachte Mascara

DIY mascara

Recipe ingredients for approx. 20 ml
  • 3 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp beeswax
  • 5 tsp aloe vera gel
  • 2 activated carbon tablets
  • Discarded mascara container or new mascara bottle.
  • Jar for storage with an eyelash brush is also possible.
  1. Warm coconut oil and beeswax together.
  2. Stir the aloe vera gel into the liquid mixture.
  3. As soon as everything is mixed together, remove from the stove and stir in the activated charcoal.
  4. Then pour into the mascara container and let it harden.

Get the raw materials

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