Our Homemade Mascara


One of our favorite homemade beauty products to make is, no doubt, mascara. It darkens, thickens, and lengthens your eyelashes, and looks oh-so pretty! On Erica, it does all these things, but on Veronica, it makes her lashes look SO huge and beautiful!!! They get so long and big that they almost look like falsies. Veronica’s eyelashes have always been so long that she doesn’t even need mascara! We use lavender and cedarwood essential oils in our mascara because lavender and cedarwood promote hair growth, and who doesn’t want longer lashes!?

This is a great recipe. Best of all, its done in 5 minutes, only uses 6 ingredients, and you know exactly whats in it; no chemicals!!!

Here are your 6 ingredients:

1/4 tsp activated charcoal (you can use cocoa powder for brown mascara)

1/4 tsp bentonite clay (this helps the mascara dry)

4-5 drops vegetable glycerine

1/4 (plus more if needed) aloe vera gel

1 drop YL lavender essential oil and 1 YL cedarwood essential oil

You will also need a little bowl, a plastic baggie, and either an old clean mascara tube (We buy ours on Amazon) or a tiny makeup pot and spoolie to apply it with.

Here we go!

First, measure your activated charcoal OR cocoa powder into your bowl. Next add your bentonite clay and vegetable glycerine. Slowly add your aloe vera gel. Don’t freak out if its too dry; we almost always need to add a bit more. Lastly, add the drops of essential oils. Mix it up well till its smooth. If it’s too dry, add more aloe vera, and if it’s too runny, add some more activated charcoal.

Here comes the fun part! Carefully scrape the mascara mix into the plastic baggie and scrape it all the the bottom corner tip. Cut off the tip of the baggie. Carefully squeeze the mix into the bottle. We usually stop every few squirts to tap the bottle on the counter so the mix goes all the way to the bottom of the bottle. Once the mix is all then the bottle, you’re done! Just test it out and see how you like it!




This recipe is really great. It holds for a while too. We’ve never had a batch go bad on us, but we also use it often enough to use it up pretty quickly. Always smell your homemade mascara before using it, just to make sure it hasn’t spoiled.

What kinds or homemade beauty products do you make? Have you tried homemade mascara? Lets us know in the comments below!