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Nature's Way - Mascara

Mascara has been used as far back as the ancient Egyptian era. Dating from around 3400-30 B.C., Egyptians used bone and ivory to apply their mascara. The very first recorded mascara was a blend of kohl with crocodile dung, water and honey. The Egyptians produced mascaras in the form of pressed cakes and it wasn't until the sixties that mascara applicator brushes were introduced. Even with questionable ingredients, the lure of long, sexy eye lashes has always been found beautiful and irresistible.
    Like all other chemical beauty products, mascara carries risks. Methylparaben, aluminum powder, ceteareth-20, butylparaben, or benzyl alcohol are often found in mascaras and some of these ingredients have been known to cause cancer in mice. Not all mascaras will be that dangerous but just the thought of putting those nasty chemicals that close to my eyes does make me worry a little.
     Other disadvantages are that chemical mascaras can be drying to eyelashes. Waterproof mascaras are particularly harmful as they contain a chemical called dimethicone copolyol that glues the mascara to your lashes. Beauty experts say they should not be used daily but rather for infrequent special occasions.
     Did you know you are supposed to throw your mascara away every three to six months to prevent bacteria to build up in your mascara?

Nature’s Way Alternatives
I use Castor Oil. You can use an old mascara applicator you’ve sterilised to apply or simply use your finger tip. Castor Oil keeps them moist and will promote growth resulted in thicker and longer eye lashes. There is no risk to your eyes except that Castor Oil is sticky so if you wear contact lenses apply the Castor Oil after putting your contact lenses in. Another great plus is that using Castor Oil will also cure eye styes and keep your eyes healthy.  Rub or dab Castor Oil onto the infected area to treat styes. Also, rub some around your eye too before you go to bed you will eliminate fine lines around your eyes.

  • No harmful chemicals
  • Anti-ageing
  • Thicker, longer lashes and brows
  • No cancer risks
  • Save money

  • Don’t apply Castor Oil anywhere near your eyes before putting contact lenses into your eyes.
  • Rinse off Castor Oil from around your eyes in the morning if necessary to avoid having a sticky look and feel all day.


Ingredients: Castor Oil

Method: Smooth onto your eye lashes or eye brows with your fingers, cotton bud or a sterilised applicator brush.

More mascara recipes:
There are many recipes available for homemade mascaras using natural ingredients, here are some:

Conditioning Mascara
Mix these ingredients together and apply.
  • 1 tablespoon Castor Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Aloe Vera Gel
  • 2 tablespoons Vitamin E Oil

Charcoal Mascara
Mix food grade charcoal with your favourite oil or aloe.
  • 1 activated charcoal capsule
  • 4 tablespoons Castor Oil, Olive Oil, Coconut Oil or Aloe Vera Gel.

Now it's your turn.
If you have any mascara tips that work well, please share them with us.  Find out more about Nature's Way here.


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