DIY Eyebrow Gel…

Eyebrow GelI often come up with DIY’s as I need them.  Lately my brows have looked just plain bushy and weird.  I think it has something to do with my makeup.  Have you ever applied your foundation and then noticed you got a bit too much in your brows?  Then you try to fix it with brow powder or pencil but something still doesn’t look right?  Well, that’s been me every time I wear make up.  I usually can fix it with a clear mascara but let’s face it, finding a non-toxic mascara is not easy!  My make up routine is not 100% clean so I don’t need 1 more product that contains toxic chemicals!

Turns out, like most DIY’s on my blog, this turned out to be a very easy recipe.  It worked like a charm and now one more make up product has been made without having to purchase something full of chemicals!  Oh, and did I mention, by adding a few drops of Rosemary Essential Oil, you are revving up circulation which helps thicken and accelerate hair growth?  I also add a couple of drops of Lavender to help nourish the brows as well.  Gelatin stinks so the essential oils really help to cover up the smell.

Brow Gel

1/4 cup water

1/4 tsp. gelatin

3 drops Rosemary Essential Oil (optional) (find it HERE)

2 drops Lavender Essential Oil (optional) (find it HERE)


  1. In a small bowl, thoroughly mix gelatin and warm water.  The warm water helps to dissolve the gelatin.
  2. Using a small funnel, transfer your mixture to a mascara tube.  Allow a bit of room at the top for your essential oils.
  3. Add your essential oils.
  4. Let set for 3-12 hours to thicken.

DIY Brow GelEyebrow GelDon’t forget it takes a few hours to thicken up.  Also, if you find that there is not enough hold then you can add another 1/8-1/4 tsp. of glycerin to the recipe.

xx, Jenni


DIY Brow Gel



  1. Windy D.
    September 4, 2014 / 2:15 pm

    I am definitely going to be making this! What do you think about adding a little bit of brown oxide to it? Do you think that would work on helping add a bit of colour too or do you think it wouldn’t mix very well?

    • September 4, 2014 / 9:14 pm

      Windy-AMAZING idea!! Yes, try it! I think it would take a bit of extra mixing but I think it will work! Keep me posted!

      • Windy D.
        September 30, 2014 / 2:18 pm

        So I tried it and it was a complete fail! Haha. Apparently oxides and water don’t mix – they just become suspended in the water. They only mix well with oils. Activated charcoal on the other hand mixes well in water but that would be too dark for my brows. I still like using this brow gel even without the added colour!

          • SusaJayne
            July 31, 2015 / 8:32 pm

            Maybe you could try using strong brewed tea for the water? I have blondish brows so would not want darkening, but it might be worth a try if your brows are darker.

  2. Ashlynn
    January 12, 2015 / 2:46 pm

    Would vegetable glycerin with aloe gel and oils work for this?

    • January 28, 2015 / 10:42 am

      Ashlynn-I’m not sure-I stick with castor oil because it is known to have great effects on growing hair. Also, Rosemary oil is known for it’s abilities with thickening and growing hair. Glycerin I don’t believe would have any effect on hair. Aloe would help nourish but I don’t believe it would be worth your effort.

  3. Jess
    March 22, 2015 / 3:41 pm

    Hi Jenni, Great idea! Does the gelatin start to melt in the middle of the day? I was thinking about trying this for a clear mascara. With my experience of making hairgel out of gelatin and water, it would become clumpy and hard to apply. Thanks?

    • March 24, 2015 / 12:52 pm

      Jess, I don’t know if it does! This is one of my favorite DIYs and has worked really well for my brows. It is so easy to make too. I think it would be worth a try and if it doesn’t work you could just use it on your brows.

  4. Kate
    August 4, 2015 / 11:28 pm

    I have tried the recipe minus the essential oils as a mascara, especially at night to nourish and strengthen my eyelashes and find it works very well.
    When making this recipe, I whisk the gelatin into the water and let it “bloom” before I heat and whisk again to completely dissolve it on the stove. I find it works better that way after it sets.
    Vegetable glycerine will help keep draw moisture to your lashes only if it’s diluted properly otherwise it will actually dry them out.

  5. September 11, 2015 / 7:01 pm

    Hi! thanks for posting this! I really want to try out the recipe… just confused about one thing. In the blurb on my google search it said, “just using water, glycerin, and essential oils…” but in the actual recipe you use gelatin. Plus, at the end you said add some glycerin if it’s not holding. Did you mean more gelatin? Or is glycerin really another ingredient to add? Thanks!

    • September 12, 2015 / 4:46 pm

      Amanda-It was probably a misprint on my part! It’s definitely gelatin-that’s what adds the stiffness! No glycerin needed! Sorry!

      • September 12, 2015 / 5:57 pm

        Thanks for your quick reply!!

  6. Alexandria
    November 7, 2015 / 3:21 pm

    Hey I really want to try this recipe but I am unsure where to buy gelatin. Any suggestions?

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