DIY all-natural almond kohl / kajal

Eyes are the most important feature that can make you look glamorous ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป… ย When it comes to eye makeup, kajal or kohl is the most important product. But what is a commercial kajal, eye liner n mascara made up of??? ๐Ÿ“ข Check thisย out to know the ingredients n the harm they might cause to your eyes!

A safer all-natural khol can easily be prepared with just two ingredients. This is my first trial recipe of kajal.


  • 12 Almonds
  • 1 drop ๐Ÿ’ง of sweet almond oil

How to prepare?

  • Take a metal roti roaster / sieve and place it on the stove. Once it is hot, place the almonds on it…

  • Wait for few minutes until one side gets completely burnt like this ๐Ÿ‘‡…

  • Gently turn the almonds to the other side using a metal fork n a spoon. Let the other side also burn completely like this…ย <I have to warn you –ย this will turn your house smokey and need to be very cautious as the almonds would catch fire, recommended to do in a open space with no kids around!>

diy almond kohl or kajal

  • Once they are completely lit and burnt, sift the ashes into the mortar…

  • Grind them as finely as possible… Add a drop of sweet almond oil and grind…

diy almond kohl or kajal recipe

  • Transfer and store it in a small glass jar. That’s it all-natural almond khol / kajal is ready to be used!

How to use?

  • This can be applied on the eye water line with your finger tip / a eye liner brush…
  • This can be used as eye liner, eye brow liner
  • This can be used as eye shadow
  • This can be used for smokey eye
  • Also can be used as nazar ka tika / dishti chukka (in telugu) for babies ๐Ÿ‘ถ. Few traditions in India ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ believe, applying a small black dot on babies face will protect from evil eyes ๐Ÿ‘€…

Kohl / Kajal can also be used as an ingredient to prepare DIY mascara… Will be posting the recipe very soon stay tuned…

If you are not a DIYer then please do look for natural alternatives available in the market… For friends abroad do check if your products are safe in EGW skin deep database or download their app Healthy Living.

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P.S: This was my first trial recipe, however I have found the perfect almond and castor oil Kajal recipe. Do check it out!

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Hello & Namasthe ! I am Swetha Reddem, a software professional turned yoga professional ( YIC & M.Sc.Yoga from SVYASA Yoga University and teaching yoga since 2018). I have a 8+ years young naughty boy and another one 30+ years young (my husband ๐Ÿ˜Š) . And about my likes - I love โค๏ธ doing yoga, nothing feels more relaxing than that, photography ๐Ÿ“ธ , gardening ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŒพ n reading books on Yogic lore. Am a nature lover ๐ŸŒด and would try my best not to harm it and a vegetarian by choice from almost 2 decades. Am a DIYer - n prepare most stuff that all my family ๐Ÿ‘ช n home ๐Ÿก needs from organic grooming n beauty products ๐Ÿ‘„ ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘ฃ ๐Ÿ’† to home cleaners and food ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿจ๐Ÿง๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿช๐Ÿฅž๐Ÿ•๐Ÿน . I am inspired by the zero waste movement, minimalism & eco friendly lifestyle. I would love to share the recipes and my thoughts with you all!

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