Eyebrow gel is designed to control stray eyebrow hairs. It keeps the hairs in place for a cleaner, crisper look. This simple yet useful beauty product can be made at home on a budget. This is a natural alternative to store-bought eyebrow gels, which are expensive and made with harsh chemicals.
This recipe makes two tubes of eyebrow gel.
If you are using gelatin, pick a high-end brand made from grass fed, hormone-free bovine.
Slowly add the gelatin or agar powder to the warm water. Agar powder is the vegetarian version of gelatin. Both ingredients strengthen hair follicles.
Do not add all of the powder at once. Otherwise, it will form clumps.
Mix the water until the powder is completely dissolved.
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Add 3-6 drops of lavender essential oil.
Lavender essential oil nourishes hair, making it beneficial for eyebrow hair growth.
Alternative essential oil options include rosemary, thyme, cedarwood and grapeseed. These oils naturally stimulate hair growth. To use one of these oils in your eyebrow gel, add 3-6 drops in place of the lavender oil.
For extra benefits, use a combination of two or three essential oils. Add 2-3 drops of each oil.
Do not add too many drops of essential oil. This may prevent the gel from hardening properly.
Mix well with a wood mixing stick to evenly disperse the oil throughout the mixture.
Remove the brush and rubber stopper. Place the funnel in the tube.
Carefully pour the liquid mixture into the tube.
Fill the mascara tube until there is about 1/2 inch of space left. Do not fill the mascara tube to the top to leave room for the wand.
Place the brush back into the tube, without the rubber stopper. Let sit for 4-8 hours until the mixture becomes a gel consistency.
To speed up the process, place the tube of eyebrow gel in the refrigerator.
Once the gel has settled, move the brush in and out of the tube to break up the gel.
Insert the rubber stopper back into the tube. This will remove excess gel each time you take out the brush.
Store in a cool, dry place. Discard the gel after three months. Before reusing the tube and brush, wash thoroughly with soap and water.
How to Make Tinted Eyebrow Gel:
To add color to your eyebrow gel, use loose brown eyeshadow. Pick an eyeshadow that is one shade lighter than your eyebrows. Otherwise, it will look unnatural when applied. Add the loose eyeshadow using the funnel and mix well with the brush wand.
Kirsten Nunez is a lifestyle writer and author focusing on crafts, recipes, and health. Since 2010, she has been sharing DIY projects at WildAmor.com (formerly Studs & Pearls). In May 2014, she published a craft book, "Studs & Pearls: 30 Creative Projects for Customized Fashion." She lives in New York.