Kajal is one of the world’s oldest and most popular natural beauty products;
The ancient Egyptians originally used a powdered black material around their eyes to protect them from the intense rays of the sun in 3100 BC. ‘Galena eye paint’ was the name of it. Surprisingly, most cultures around the world believe in its anti-evil-eye qualities. In North Africa, mothers apply kohl to their newborns soon after birth. It is a symbol of the Kaaba, Islam’s holiest black stone in Mecca, in Morocco. A little black spot behind the ears or behind the eyes is fairly frequent in India. Mothers frequently line their infants’ eyes to ward off evil and keep their babies safe.
Kajal is also a prominent feature of traditional dancers’ costumes. Bharatanatyam and Kathakali dancers with expressive facial motions use kajal to extensively line their eyes to make them appear larger and more expressive. Furthermore, it is a vital component of a bride’s’solah shringar,’ or pre-wedding beauty and decoration ritual. While this procedure is no longer used in many houses, it is a process that has not been forgotten.
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The kajal has a creamy, non-dry feel and comes in three shades: charcoal black, earth brown, and ash grey. It glides on smoothly and allows you to draw a single, precise line or gently smudge it for a more natural look.
An Indian girl watches her grandma and mother paint their eyes for festivals and events as she grows up. She anticipates the day when she, too, will receive her first kajal. A small reminder of her identity, strength, and home.
The Kajal Eyeliner Obsession: Why the Smoky Eye Is About to Improve;
A kajal-inspired pencil, with its slanted shape that resembles a lipstick bullet, is designed to be used horizontally, leaving room for experimentation. The tip creates a narrow but pigment-rich line, whilst the wide edges can be dragged across the entire eyelid. After all, there is no rest for the wicked.
Here’s How to Make Your Own Kajal at Home, as well as the Benefits of Using It;
It’s difficult to find a female who does not enjoy wearing kajal in her eyes; it’s the one beauty product that no lady can live without. Although kajal can instantly brighten your eyes and make your face look more alive, using it on a daily basis can be damaging to your eyes, causing infections and inflammation in the long run. So we’ve devised a simple method for producing kajal at home that is not only safe to use but also beneficial to your sensitive eyes.
Let’s see how to manufacture kajal at home;
Open Ghee Lamp or Diya Matchbox.
How Do You Do It?
The first step is to set the diya on a plate and add ghee to it. Next, light the lamp and lay an inverted plate on it.
Hold the plate for a few minutes, or until you notice a black film under the inverted plate.
Scrape this black soot into a container, add ghee to it, and your kajal is ready to use.
Kajal of Camphor;
Another alternative method for manufacturing kajal is to include camphor in your kajal .
2-3 diya camphor two plates
How Do You Do It?
Place the camphor in a diya and light it with a matchbox, making careful to place a plate underneath it.
Allow it to burn thoroughly before placing an inverted plate on the diya.
Once completely burned, scrape out the soot that has accumulated beneath the inverted plate.
Put it in a jar and use it as needed.