[…] as innkeepers at Hampton Creek Inn. She takes joy in creativity, whether she’s mixing up some homemade mascara (really!), healthy comfort foods (chai milkshakes are a food group, right?) or crafting frugal gifts […]
What a great idea! I didn’t know it was possible to make your own mascara!
I just wanted to add that this would be a great idea except for the fact that activated charcoal powder is an eye irritant and it is toxic to mucous membranes according to its Material Safety Data Sheet. http://www.sciencelab.com/msds.php?msdsId=9923375
The activated charcoal that I buy is made from Peat Moss from the Netherlands…most activated charcoals are safe for consumption, they aid in digestive issues as well as used to pull toxins from the body when poisoning is suspected. Also activated charcoal is used in soaps etc. I would be far more concerned with the ingredients that are put into name brand mascara than the activated charcoal…which is derived from natural ingredients like wood and coconut shells and husks….a little research goes a long way