- A long needle (A compass would be better though)
- 2 same sized flat bowls ( Nice if not a conductor)
- A long steel plate
- A small container (To store the Kajal)
- A drop of clarified butter or almond oil
2. Now you need to arrange the bowls and plates. Place two bowls in a straight line, there should be little distance in between them. The bowls are our stand. I used a steel bowl as I don’t get a wooden one :( you can better use a wooden box or even a fireproof stand. Now place the steel plate above the stand.
3. After arranging, take the needle or the compass in which you pinned the almond, and wrap it’s end with an holder or rough cloth carefully. As needle (iron) is a conductor, the heat will pass and you may burn your skin. Now you need to light the almonds and make them burn. Almond has oils and so it will act as a fuel for burning. I just simply switched on the gas stove and showed the almond in the flame for few seconds, it started burning. You should now gently and carefully hold the burning almond in between the bowls and below the plate, where there is free space. Take a look at this picture to make sure. (Sorry for the clarity :( )
5. Now you have to gently scrap off the ashy layer with a knife or a steel scale as I did. Gather it and put it in a paper. Now carefully, drop this whole ash mixture into your container. I used an old empty Vaseline jar. After you stored the almond ash in the jar, add only a single drop of clarified butter(ghee) or almond oil. Mix well with a teaspoon’s back side. Store it in a cool dry place. We made our own natural kajal now :)
The Shades on my hand
Second one – Single swipe
- Dark shade which many girls will like.
- It is chemical free, so no need to fear about side effects.
- This one can even be used on baby’s eyes as it’s very cooling and mild.
- Cheap to do, beats even many expensive kohl’s in worth.
- More than all the things, it is healthy for eyes and makes the vision clear.
- Refreshes eyes and cures dark circles with regular use, as it has cooling sensation.
- As this is homemade and chemical free, it might smudge. You cannot expect this one should be smudge free but it doesn’t smudge much for me. I felt this is same like the other kajals in smudging.
- Very very dark in shade, so it might be tough to remove it even with makeup removers.