Kajal, which is also called as Kohl has been widely used among women around the world to define their eyes for a beautiful look. It is a creamy and smooth cosmetic which gives your eyes a dewy wet look. Not only for makeup, kajal is also popular for its medicinal properties. It gently calms down the eyes, cools it and prevents from the harmful sun rays. Kajal is available in the form of pencils, sticks and gel almost everywhere from a dirt cheaper priced ones to the more costlier branded ones. Whatever they are, most of the store bought kajals contain preservatives and other such chemicals which may harm your eyes. If you are allergic to those store bought kajals, then you can go for the homemade version of it. Of course. You can make your own kajal at home! Isn’t that interesting? You might or might not be known, but kajal making is a very simple and natural process. Now, let us see the steps of preparing your own kajal at home.
Things you will need:
- Insulator stands
- A thin metallic plate
- A long needle
- A non conductor needle handle
- Almond Oil
Why These Ingredients?
Almond contains natural oils and hence we have chosen it as a base for our kajal. You can use any number of almonds of your wish depending on the amount of kajal you need.
We already use almonds. Then why almond oil? This will be the question running on your mind right now. We are using almond oil to make it a pure almond kajal however you can also use a few drops of ghee instead.
Just two ingredients takes place in our homemade kajal. No chemicals or preservatives. Easy and natural isn’t it?
Step by Step Instructions to Make Kajal:
- Place two stands in a 180 degree line leaving 15 cm distance between them. Gently place the thin plate on the top of these two stands. There should be enough space inside to hold the burning almond like shown in the picture.
- Gently insert the needle into an almond and hold the needle’s end with a non conductor. This prevents heat transferring and thus your fingers will be safe. Be careful, you shouldn’t break the almond by over powering.
- Now using a lighter or a candle, light the almond and take it under the plate, allowing the smoke touching the base of the plate. After the almond stops burning, throw it out and follow the same procedure with few other almond nuts. Let the dark soot be collected on the base of the plate. Remember, the more almonds you burn, the more soot you get.
- Finally, scrap all the black soot in a small old kajal jar with the help of a cake knife or some other scrapper. Add a drop of almond oil and mix well with a spoon’s end. Add the oil drop by drop until you get the thick and creamy consistency you expect. Two drops of oil is enough for 6 almonds approx.
- Your homemade natural kajal is ready for use now! Store this in a clean and dry place. Make sure to wash and dry your hands before every use to prevent it being unhygienic.
Swatches of Homemade Kajal:
Tit bits to remember:
- Homemade kajals usually have a good shelf life even though no preservatives are used, but it is better to prepare it fresh at least once every 4 months.
- Leaving this kajal overnight on your eyes, cleanses and clarifies your eyes.