I’ve always been fascinated by the many eyelash growth serums available nowadays, but never felt like forking over the fifty-plus dollars in order to get those long luscious lashes I’ve always wanted. I always thought those products were so overpriced, and some of them are even known to change your eye color to a muddy brown with extended use – I’ll keep my green eyes thank you very much!
Now, while I have fairly long lashes to begin with, they do seem a bit sparse here and there and I certainly wouldn’t mind even more length. Seeing as how resorting to fake lashes or extensions can actually cause more harm than good like allergic reactions, infection, and losing even more lashes, I’m all about using something homemade and natural without the side-effects.
So, in the name of reclaiming this classically feminine trait, I set out to try making my own eyelash growth serum using only simple all-natural ingredients.
How to Make Lavender Rosemary Eyelash Growth Serum at Home
This recipe couldn’t possibly be any easier to make. All you need are just a few ingredients, and you’re basically set!
Here’s how to make my super simple lavender and rosemary eyelash growth serum:
• One empty mascara tube like this one (do not reuse and old one)
• One 1oz dropper bottle
• Castor oil (try getting black castor oil for even better results!)
• 1 drop lavender essential oil
• 1 drop rosemary essential oil
Loving Preparation – Lavender Rosemary Eyelash Growth Serum Recipe
1. Begin by adding a single drop each of lavender essential oil and rosemary essential oil to the empty 1oz dropper bottle.
2. Next, fill the dropper bottle with castor oil (you can also add sweet almond oil to thin out the mixture if desired)
3. Cap closed, then roll between your palms to mix thoroughly.
4. Use the dropper to fill your empty mascara tube with the serum.
This combo of ingredients is known to have a dramatic effect on lash growth. I’ve even heard of people needing to take a break from using it because their lashes were growing crazy long.
Depending on the size of your mascara tube, your 1oz bottle of serum will give you several refills of this amazing lash lengthening serum!
Also, many other bloggers will recommend adding essential oils straight to the mascara tube, but I think that this is far too strong for use.
I personally recommend making a 1oz size of serum to lower the dilution of the essential oils so that you can still reap the benefits they have to offer without the burning or irritation they can cause.
I recommend scraping off as much excess serum from the mascara wand as possible before use to prevent getting any oil into your eyes or getting too much oil on your eyelids. Castor oil is really thick and sticky, so make sure not to skip this step! If you do happen to get too much oil on your eyelids, you can simply dab away the excess with some tissue or a clean q-tip.
I like to brush a thin layer of this serum on my lashes on a nightly basis before bedtime as this allows it to sit on my lashes undisturbed for a longer period of time.
After applying it, you’ll notice that the serum leaves your lashes slightly wet and tacky to the touch which will prevent regular mascara from adhering to your lashes, so keep that in mind if you plan on using it during the day.
You can expect to see results in as little as 3 weeks
Why These Ingredients Work for Naturally Longer Lashes
Castor oil is hands down the best carrier oil to use if you’re looking for any type of increased hair growth including your hair, eyelashes, and eyebrows. It’s literally food for your hair because of its follicle nourishing fatty acids, proteins, and vitamins that help lock in moisture and nutrients, protect the hair shaft, and encourage dramatic hair growth.
I’ve heard of people using castor oil on their scalps daily and noticing that their hair has grown two inches in a single month! It can be used to regrow bald patches, reduce thinning hair, and even help prevent hair loss. So why not give it a go on lashes?
Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender essential oil is known not only for its relaxing properties but also its ability to encourage healthy circulation. When applied near the root of the lashes via this serum, it will help stimulate blood flow so that the lash follicle receives more nutrients while also boosting skin regeneration.
Rosemary Essential Oil
This essential oil is a classic when it comes to all things hair care – including your lashes!
Rosemary essential oil is known for its ability to increase cellular regeneration, healthy circulation, and hair growth.
Cedarwood Essential Oil (atlas)
Cedarwood essential oil is probably one of the best known essential oils for reversing alopecia and hair loss by further stimulating blood flow to underactive hair follicles.
You could add 1 drop of cedarwood (atlas) essential oil to your 1oz dropper bottle of lavender rosemary eyelash growth serum to give it an extra boost!
Have you have tried using castor oil to grow your lashes? What were your results?
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