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100% plant based, palm oil free MASCARA RECIPE (not water proof) 

4½ tsp Australian black clay

½ tsp Australian red reef clay
Pinch guar gum
¼ tsp glycerine ( needs to be derived from coconut or a source other than palm oil)
1¾ tsp water

Stir together the clays and guar gum in a small dish. Add the glycerin and water. Stir/mash to combine (you may have to add more water, but be cautious—too much water will give you a mascara that is not viscous enough to apply/have any effect).

You can store it in a new mascara tube if you have one (seriously, do not try to clean out an old one, that is an exercise in futility, only to then discover that you will not actually be able to get any mascara through the tiny hole at the top). However, I find I prefer to keep it in a small 5g jar, where I can dip my brush in and then wipe off the excess to my taste.

When applying, be sure to experiment with different brushes /I find bristly ones work better than the silicone/plasticy/spikey ones.


2 tsp coconut oil 
4 tsp aloe vera gel
1 tsp finely grated soy wax or 1/2 tsp of melted candelilla wax
1 – 2 capsules of activated charcoal (for black) or cocoa powder (for brown)
a clean mascara container and brush

*  Due to temperature differences you may want to add more wax to give more “hold” to your mascara. Keep in mind that coconut oil is a liquid above 75 degrees.

**Activated charcoal can be found in most health food stores or online


1. Put coconut oil, aloe vera gel, and wax in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir until wax is completely melted.

2. Open 1 – 2 capsules of activated charcoal (depending on desired color, about 1/4 – 1/2 tsp) and pour into oil mixture. Stir until completely incorporated. Remove from heat.

3. Syringe the mascara from saucepan into container. 6 month shelf life.