Kajal or kohl, Asako? Kajal means “coal,” and it has existed in India for more than 5,000 years. Previously, Indian women used it for its medicinal virtues; today, it has its place in all makeup kits, maybe even yours.
What if today we opt for a look of embers with the kajal? And why not make it ourselves? I reveal my recipe 100% homemade as did, according to tradition, the Indians, and its benefits, and you will see that they are multiple!
MAKING YOUR OWN KAJAL FOR THE EYES
- 100 ml castor oil
- Cotton strands
- Ghee (refined butter you get by melting butter)
- 1 spoon
- 1 oil lamp
- Camphor (often used in India by Hindus in the process of their prayers)
- A copper or silver plate
WHAT TO DO:
Fill your oil lamp with 100 ml of castor oil and a few cotton strands.
Place your copper or silver plate a few centimeters above the candle, being careful not to burn yourself.
After a few minutes, a deposit (soot) will form on the surface of your plate.
Get it immediately, then place this deposit in a container, in which you will incorporate the ghee and camphor (about 5 small beads the size of sugar crystals) and melt it all.
All you have to do is condition your kajal in the location of your choice. Be careful to disinfect the container beforehand properly.
Namely: Indian women take the kajal with the tip of their directory and place it directly on the mucous membrane. Not always practical for a novice… She prefers to use a pencil as an applicator.
THE BENEFITS OF THIS RECIPE:
- Moisturize your lashes with castor oil in kajal.
- Eliminate impurities from the lining: Natural camphor purifies, cleanses, and disinfects the eyes. When you apply kajal and your eyes tingle, it’s quite normal; it means that you have many impurities on the mucous membranes. By applying kajal, they will be eliminated, and you will be rid of this tingling sensation!
- Decrease the redness of splintered vessels: Another effect of the camphor. In addition to its preventive action against irritations and the fact that it stimulates the tear glands, it also makes the eye whiter…
- According to tradition, protecting from the wrong eye (for children): The Indians are very superstitious; applying kajal to the cheek of a newborn or child, according to tradition, would keep the evil eye away.
You now have all the information you need to make your homemade kajal, and you also know its virtues, so use it without moderation and tell me what you think!