How To Make Natural Homemade Kajal/Kohl

Kajal is an inseparable part of woman. I have been using Kajal from the days when I was a primary school girl. With just Kajal around your water line and no make up makes you look very attractive. There have been so many brands that provide variety of kohl and Kajal for beautifying the eyes. No matter how many brands I have bought, I keep returning to my home made castor oil Kajal dibba. No kohl can really match this dibba of mine.

One major thing is, there need not be any fear of allergic reaction that can cause on using your own home made kajal. Another point is, no expiry date for the home made Kajal. And above all you know what you have used and what you have done to obtain the Kajal.

A very easy procedure. You will need some castor oil, a diya to burn the oil, a match box, a plate (preferably brass, or any thick plat of your choice for the carbon to collect), two steel flat bottomed bowls, a spoon, a small box and few drops of ghee.

Steps – How To Make Natural Homemade Kajal/Kohl

  •  Invert the two flat bottomed bowls.
  • Place the plate on top of the bowls creating a bridge.
  • Now, add some castor oil to the diya and burn the lamp.
  • Place this diya in between the two bowls under the plate bridge.
  • (Make sure there is sufficient place for the lamp to burn and it fire of the diya should touch the plate.)
  • After about 20 minutes or so, carefully lift out the plate. (Be careful, the plate is super hot. Use tongs or a cloth to touch the plate. )
  • The soot is collected on the bottom of the plate.
  • Now scrap this suit with a blunt knife or the end of the spoon and collect in a clean dry container.
  • Add 2-3 drops of ghee to the soot and mix will to make a black paste. Fill it in to a very small box. (I use steel box.)


Make sure that the ghee has to be in the right quantity. Too less ghee will make the Kajal very dry. And even a single drop more might make your Kajal to smudge. If the Kajal smudges, expose the open box of the Kajal to sunlight and dry the extra ghee. This will make your Kajal smudge free.

The only problem is the mixing of the soot with ghee can be done very well only with your index finger. This will leave your finger with traces of black for at least 2 days. And of course you will not be able to do a stylish conical structure of your Kajal. And also you will have to apply the Kajal on your water line with the tip of your finger. I am fine with all these issues.

Your home made Castor Oil Kajal is ready for use. Below is a pictorial representation of the procedure.

(You will need the following items)


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(Make the following arrangement with the lighted diya, plate and 2 flat bottomed bowls.)


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(Soot of the castor oil flame collected.)


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(Scrapping the soot with the spoon end.)


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(Collected soot in a dry container with 3 drops of ghee added.)


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(Kajal mixed and ready for use.)


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(Single swipe swatch of the kajal)



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  1. gr8!Grin

  2. wow I never knew this! thanks for sharing!

  3. Shivangi says:

    Wow, even my Nani used to make this kajal, its good for the eyes too!

  4. Supah dupah..Post! Chandni… Great idea!will try this! Grin Rock n Roll Yes

  5. Fabulous Kajal..

  6. Is it smudge free..chandni? Coz i always prefer smudge free one’s for my waterline or i luk Beat Up

  7. wow..gr8 DIY chandni and can we use any other oil instead castor oil???????????? Yes

  8. My mom use to do this to make homemade kajal for the baby…The homemade kajal is so good and probably the blackest black

  9. super coolllllll …. and so easy it looks na Dance Left Right Dance Left Right Dance Left Right Dance Left Right Dance Left Right Dance Left Right Dance Left Right

  10. u can add a bit of camphor as well really cools the eyes well Smile
    loved this pictorial and the process

  11. WOW.. the Swatch looks great.. Well done Chandani Smile

  12. Wow.. Lovely DIY kajal recipe Smile I use kajal made of “Almonds” every night on my eyes.. Smile

  13. can we use almond oil?

  14. Christina says:

    Wow nice one. In Goa we put kerosene in a bottle and a wick and its used for when there’s no electricity. The soot used to collect on the walls and other things on top of the flame. well I always thought it seemed like kajal but my nana (grandma in konkani) would never let us put it on our face. I dont know why. but does constitute as kajal? kerosene oil kajal?

    I know people even burn an almond instead of oil… Nice DIY chandni and very dark swatch

  15. Rock n Roll my frn once made kajal for me Grin n wonder where that kajal dibbi is missing Confused

  16. Miitra20 says:

    Oh my great god !!!! this is soo pigmented! I am trying this right away..20mins is good enough time.

  17. I love any kajal thats daaaarrrrkkk…thanks for sharing chandni

  18. why’s my picture going away each time ??!!!

  19. Loved this DIY.. Always wanted t kno which oil to be used Smile

  20. yeah it’s amazing.. we always make it at home, my aunts prefer using it in a form of a powder it self.. dunno they find it better that way too… but all in all better than the ones which we get at the markets.. Big Smile

  21. this is amazing..i m soooo going to try this chandni… Kiss Wink

  22. Christina says:

    Yes Zara Smile – Goa…north Aldona n u?

  23. thnx for this gr8 post…. i think this wud smudge na?? otherwise i wud have loved it !!

  24. Even we make kajal at home but this seems so easy.

    we soak the cotton wick in the juice of crape jasmine flower and dry it . this process is repeated for 5-7 days and then use the wick as u’ve done.

    i still have kajal made for my kids abt 7yrs back

  25. for how many dys or months or yrs can we use Question

  26. hello replies pls Question

  27. wow dis is soo great but can we use other oil like olive or almond instead of castor oil

  28. I remember my mom used to do this for some rituals.
    Ana, Can we add camphor to this? I heard we can add but not sure what amount? or at what time we can add and all?

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