Re: Kohl for eyes (make your own)


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Posted by Missy on October 18, 2002 at 13:29:38:

In reply to: Kohl for eyes (o/t....) posted by Juliette on October 16, 2002 at 20:01:17:

It is actually easy to make. I used organic cotton balls and dribbled
them with a few drops of rose eo and a few others but just a few
drops of any edible oil will work(cooking oil). The oil makes it
smoke more. When you burn it have something over the flame to get all
black with the soot. The soot is what you use as kohl.
Most recipes I found for kohl called for the use of wick which may
explain the lead. There can be a problem with lead in wicks. They
also use things like mustard oil.
At least making it myself I know what is in it.

I would NOT use eye shadow in my eyes like kohl. While they are lead
free most of them contain a variety of preservatives that kill
bacteria. It could cause problems with your eyes if you put it on the
inside.

Missy

 


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