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#KajraRe: How To Make Kajal At Home Using A Few Simple Ingredients

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Kajal is a makeup staple in every desi girl’s makeup arsenal and you've got to admit that there’s no other product that can define your eyes the way a kohl liner does. In fact, don't wear it one day and everyone thinks you're unwell! 

Whether it’s your regular kajal, or those popular Moroccon kohl liners in powder form, the power of kajal enhancing your overall makeup cannot be denied. It is believed that this beauty must-have originated in the Arabic origin and another study proves that women in ancient Egypt used it way back in 311 B.C. So yes, kajal has been a favourite among women for many centuries and was made using basic kitchen items back then! 

So, if you are keen to use some basic ingredients and wish to make kajal at home, then keep on reading.

How To Make Kajal Using A Diya

An amazing way to make smudge-proof kajal at home is by using a diya. Believe it or not but this method has been around for many years and you can totally call up your grandma and we bet she can guide you better than we can!

You’ll need:

  • Diya
  • A steel plate
  • Two bowls
  • Castor oil

Steps to Make Kajal Using A Diya

Step 1: Put a cotton wick inside the diya and light it up.

Step 2: Next, place both your bowls on either side of it.

Step 3: Apply a few drops of castor oil on the steel plate and then place it on the top of both the bowls.

Step 4: You’ll notice that the plate will start to heat within a matter of minutes. Allow that for over 30 mins.

Step 4: The castor oil will burn and in place of it, soot would be collected. Scarpe it off.

Step 5: Allow the soot to cool down before applying. You can also add a drop or two of castor oil to make it liquidy and then store it in a container.

Yup, your at-home kajal is ready to be used!

How to Make Kajal At Home Using A Copper Lamp

alia bhatt applying kajal

If you have a copper lamp that you aren’t using, time to use it to make homemade kajal. The method is so fun that we bet you’d wanna make some more every month!

You’ll Need:

  • Copper lamp
  • Two bowls
  • A copper plate
  • Castor oil

Steps to Make Kajal Using Copper Lamp

Step 1: The first step is to fill the lamp with castor oil and then dip a cotton wick into it and light it up.

Step 2: Just like the previous method, place the bowl on either side and then place the copper plate on top of them. Always place the plate upside down as the soot needs to be collected.

Step 3: This method will take a lot of your time so it's better if you do it at night while the lamp creates an organic, at-home kajal for you.

Step 4: In the morning, remove the plate using a tong. Scrape out the collected soot in a tiny container.

How To Make Kajal At Home Using Ghee

aishwarya rai applying kajal

Castor oil has amazing soothing properties for the eyes. On top of that, it also promotes the growth of our lashes. But if you do not have any castor oil on you, using ghee always works. After all, ghee is an amazing Naani Maa approved skincare ingredient!

You’ll need:

  • Diya
  • A steel plate
  • Two bowls
  • Ghee

Steps to Make Kajal Using Ghee

Step 1: Put a cotton wick inside the diya and light it up.

Step 2: Next, place your bowls on either side of it.

Step 3: Put a few drops of ghee on the steel plate and then place it on the top of both the bowls.

Step 4: You’ll notice that the plate will start to heat. Allow that for over 30 mins.

Step 4: The ghee shall burn and soon, soot will start to form on the plate. Scarpe it off and collect it in a tiny container.

Step 5: Allow the soot to cool down before applying. You can also add a drop or two of castor oil to make it liquidy.

How to Make Kajal At Home With Almonds

Yes, you can totally add the goodness of almonds into your DIY kajal. So if you ever wondered how to make kajal using almonds, we're revealing it all!

You’ll need:

- Diya

- Steel plate

- Handful of almonds

- Almond oil

- Two bowls

Steps to make kajal using almonds

Step 1: Put oil in the diya, add the cotton wick and light it.

Step 2: As mentioned earlier, place the bowl on either side of it. 

Step 3: Using the bowls as a stand, place the plate on top of them. Make sure the flame is touching the plate.

Step 4: Place an almond in the centre of the plate and let it burn for about three minutes.

Step 4: Repeat this step with every almond. Let them burn for about 3 minutes and then replace it with a new one. You’ll notice that when it’s burning, it’ll release oil and then turn to soot.

Step 5: Once all your almonds are burnt, allow them to cool and then collect in a box.

How to Make Kajal Using Ajwain Seeds

Yes, you can make kajal at home using ajwain seeds too!

You’ll Need:

  • Muslin cloth
  • Sandalwood paste
  • 3-4 ajwain seeds
  • A copper plate
  • Copper lamp
  • 2 bowls
  • Castor oil

Steps to Make Kajal Using Ajwain Seeds

Step 1: Dip the muslin cloth in sandalwood paste and let it dry.

Step 2: Just like always, fill the copper lamp with castor oil and place the bowls on either side.

Step 3: Put the ajwain seeds in the sandalwood-clad muslin cloth and roll it to form a wick.

Step 4: You can also use a thread to tie it properly. Now, time to light it.

Step 5: Make sure you place the plate on top for the soot to be collected.

If you were looking for how to make organic kajal at home, this is it!

FAQs

We bet you may have a few questions on your mind regarding how to make kajal at home and if it's safe! So, here we go:

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