Whether you turn on the tv and see a commercial for cosmetics or scroll through Instagram, you’re bound to see models with, "ooh la la lashes." You know what I’m talking about - lashes that look so good you're convinced they must be fake.
But did you know that you can have your own thick and luscious lashes? No toxic (or painful) glue, mascara, or synthetic extensions required. Here are some natural home remedies you can quickly whip up to have fuller lashes in no time.
Have you seen the meme that jokes about how coconut can fix everything? It might not be able to fix your relationship troubles or money woes, but it can help you stimulate eyelash growth. All you need to do is take a dab of coconut oil and spread it on your eyelashes and lash line. In no time, you’ll have thicker and fuller lashes and you’re likely to lose less eyelashes, too.
2. Castor Oil
Castor oil is derived from castor beans and can help to naturally speed up healthy eyelash growth. You’ll just want to make sure you use an all natural and hexane free version of castor oil. Simply clean your eyelid and then apply a drop or two of castor oil with your finger or a mascara wand (buy yourself a pack of disposable wands - don’t reuse an old one) from the lash line to the tips of your eyelashes. If you do this nightly, you’ll get faster results, but even using castor oil a few times a week will help you have fuller lashes - fast.
You already know that coconut oil can grow lashes, but adding lavender essential oil can produce even better results. Just mix a teaspoon of coconut oil with one drop of lavender oil. You can apply this homemade eyelash serum with a disposable eyelash wand, a Q-Tip, or even just a clean finger.
Another great serum to use on your lashes mixes castor oil with lavender oil, neem oil, rosemary oil, tea tree oil, or grapeseed oil. You’ll want to take 1 to 2 drops of castor oil and mix that with your selected oil. You’ll then apply the serum to the lashline and the entire length of your eyelashes. You can leave this serum on overnight and then wash it off in the morning. Us this serum daily for the best possible results.
5. DIY Olive and Castor Oil Eyelash Serum
If you have high quality olive oil in your kitchen, you can mix it with a few drops of castor oil to create a nourishing eyelash serum. Apply this every night to your lashes to see fuller and healthier lashes almost immediately.
If you decide to use petroleum jelly on your lashes, be sure to select a natural and organic formulation. You don’t want chemicals that close to your eyes! Apply petroleum jelly to your lashes nightly to help them grow thicker and stronger.
7. DIY Lemon Castor Oil Eyelash Serum
Another easy to make eyelash serum combines castor oil and the peel of one lemon. To make this serum, simply mix ¼ cup castor or olive oil and the peel of one lemon - cut into small pieces. Let the lemon peel soak in the oil for 2 to 3 days. After this serum has been sitting for a few days, it’s ready to use! Just apply a few drops of this oil mixture to your lashes nightly before bed.
To create this soothing eyelash treatment, all you need to do is mix 1 teaspoon of green teal leaves with 1 cup of hot water. Let the leaves soak until the water has completely cooled. Apply the cooled green tea water to your lashes nightly. You can reuse this liquid, but be sure to create a new batch every few days.
9. Shea Butter
Like coconut oil, shea butter can be a great natural ingredient to use to nourish the skin, hair, and even eyelashes. You’ll want to take a small amount of organic and natural shea butter and massage it into your lashes nightly. Shea butter contains vitamins A and E and those vitamins are known for nourishing hair and hair follicles, and adding these vitamins to your lashes can only help them grow.
10. Vitamin E
Whether you choose to buy a vitamin E serum or break open a vitamin E capsule, applying this nourishing oil to your lashes nightly will help promote hair growth. Vitamin E can also improve blood circulation to your hair follicles, allowing thicker and stronger lashes to grow.
Give one of these simple to make and completely natural remedies a try and you’re bound to have, “to die for,” lashes in no time - without breaking the bank or putting unnecessary chemicals or stress on your lashes.