9 Natural Remedies To Get Beautifully Long Eyelashes July 14, 2017

Do you desire to have long and fluttering eyelashes?

Who doesn’t, right? To give our eyelashes that dramatic look, we either use mascara or fake eyelashes. But for how long ladies? Why don’t we explore some natural ways to grow long eyelashes instead?

Read on to know how to get long and healthy lashes with simple home remedies. Let us take a look at how to make eyelashes longer and beautiful naturally.

How To Grow Eyelashes Long And Healthy?

  1. Castor Oil For Eyelashes
  2. Olive And Castor Oil Blend
  3. Petroleum Jelly
  4. Lemon Peels Soaked In Olive Or Castor Oil
  5. Green Tea
  6. Shea Butter For Eyelashes
  7. Vitamin E For Eyelashes
  8. Eyelash Growth Serum
  9. Biotin For Eyelashes

Get Long Eyelashes With These Home Remedies

1. Castor Oil For Eyelashes

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You Will Need
  • 1-2 drops castor oil
  • 1 drop lavender oil OR neem oil OR rosehip oil OR rosemary oil OR tea tree oil OR grapeseed oil
  • Q-tip or a clean mascara wand
What You Have To Do
  1. Mix the two oils together and apply on the eyelashes carefully.
  2. Leave it on overnight.

Apart from castor oil, you can use any other carrier oils in the same way. Take your pick from olive oil, almond oil, argan oil, coconut oil, and jojoba oil.

How Often You Should Do This

Do this every night religiously, and you will have long, thick lashes in just a couple of days.

Why This Works

Be it castor oil or olive oil, the carrier oils contains nourishing fatty acids that help the hair (of your lashes) to grow longer and thicker. These oils also nourish the hair follicles (1). The addition of essential oils will make this remedy even more potent because these oils contain plenty of antioxidants to restore and maintain healthy lash growth. They also improve circulation (2, 3, 4, 5).

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2. Olive And Castor Oil Blend

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You Will Need
  • 1-2 drops olive oil
  • 1-2 drops castor oil
  • Q-tip
What You Have To Do
  1. Mix olive oil and castor oil together.
  2. Apply the resultant oil on your lashes before going to bed.
  3. Wash your face in the morning as usual.
How Often You Should Do This

Apply this every night.

Why This Works

These two oils make a good combination to promote eyelash growth.

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3. Petroleum Jelly

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You Will Need

Petroleum jelly

What You Have To Do

Carefully apply some petroleum jelly on the eyelashes and leave it on overnight.

How Often You Should Do This

Do this every night.

Why This Works

Pure petroleum jelly if applied to your lashes regularly at night helps your lashes grow faster making them thicker and stronger. It is a wonderful emollient (6).

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4. Lemon Peels Soaked In Olive Or Castor Oil

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You Will Need
  • Peel of one lemon
  • 1/4 cup olive oil OR castor oil
What You Have To Do
  1. Cut the lemon peel into small pieces and soak in the oil for 2-3 days.
  2. Now, apply this oil on the eyelashes before going to bed.
How Often You Should Do This

Repeat this every night for longer, thicker eyelashes.

Why This Works

We already know how olive oil and castor oil promote hair growth and thickness when applied to the lashes. The lemon peels act as a hair growth promoting agent as it contains vitamins A and C (7).

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5. Green Tea

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You Will Need
  • 1 teaspoon green tea leaves
  • A cup of hot water
What You Have To Do
  1. Add the tea leaves to water and let them soak for a couple of minutes.
  2. Once the water has cooled down, apply it to the lashes.
  3. Leave this on overnight preferably.

Store the rest of the green tea in an air-tight container in the refrigerator. You can use the same decoction for 3-4 days.

How Often You Should Do This

This should be done once every day.

Why This Works

The plethora of antioxidants found in green tea promote healthy lash growth and make them longer, thicker, and stronger (8).

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6. Shea Butter For Eyelashes

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You Will Need

Organic shea butter

What You Have To Do
  1. Take a tiny amount of shea butter in between your fingertips and melt it by rubbing your fingers together.
  2. Apply this on your eyelashes.
  3. Keep it on over the night.
How Often You Should Do This

Apply shea butter every night.

Why This Works

Shea butter is used in Africa to improve hair texture and quality as it contains a good amount of vitamin A and vitamin E (9). It will nourish the hair and the hair follicles and enhance growth.

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7. Vitamin E For Eyelashes

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You Will Need

Vitamin E capsules

What You Have To Do
  1. Prick open a capsule and apply the oil present inside on the eyelashes.
  2. Leave this on for 3-4 hours or overnight.
How Often You Should Do This

Do this once every day.

Why This Works

The antioxidant capacity of vitamin E oil promotes healthy hair growth. Application of this oil will also improve blood circulation to the hair follicles (10, 11).

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8. Eyelash Growth Serum

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You Will Need
  • 1 teaspoon castor oil
  • 2-3 drops lavender essential oil
  • 2 drops cedarwood essential oil
  • An empty mascara bottle
What You Have To Do
  1. Into the empty (and clean) mascara bottle, carefully pour in all the oils.
  2. Close the lid and shake well.
  3. Apply a thin coat of this oil blend on your eyelashes using the mascara wand from the bottle, every night.
How Often You Should Do This

Repeat this every night, and you will see results in a short span of time.

Why This Works

Castor oil nourishes the hair follicles and hair, while the essential oils promote hair growth (12).

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9. Biotin For Eyelashes

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You Will Need

Biotin supplements

What You Have To Do

Take the capsule as directed on the bottle.

How Often You Should Do This

Daily ingestion of biotin supplement is recommended.

Why This Works

Biotin, otherwise known as vitamin H, is an essential part of different physiological processes. A pivotal role that it plays is promoting hair growth, texture, and thickness. A deficiency of this vitamin in the blood can lead to hair thinning and hair loss. Supplementation with this vitamin will ensure healthy hair growth not just in your eyelashes but also on your scalp (13, 14).

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Caring for your eyelashes is as important as hair care. Using these remedies regularly is vital for results. Be a little patient because the end result is definitely going to be worth it. Apart from the home remedies, some other tips that can help you to grow your eyelashes can be included in your routine. Find them below!

Tips & Precautions

A. Remove Eye Makeup At The End Of The Day

Makeup clogs the skin around the eyes which is very thin already and mascara is heavy on the lashes. Removing it at night gives rest to your lashes. Also, be very gentle when you are removing your eye makeup. If you are rough with your lashes, they can become sparse and may not grow back as healthy as they are right now. Your eyelashes take longer to grow back than your scalp hair, and you don’t want to damage what you currently have.

B. Trim Your Eyelashes

This really helps! You can trim your lashes once every two to three months. Just trim a small part of them(1/4th). Trimming your lashes will stimulate the follicle of your eyelashes and makes them grow faster.
Caution: Do not attempt this without a specialist’s supervision.

C. Diet

You must have a balanced diet to support the growth of healthy eyelash from within the body. Ample amount of proteins and healthy fats are required for healthy lash growth. A few foods that can help boost the health of your eyelashes are –

  • Fruits like apples, guavas, cranberries, citrus fruits, strawberries, and blueberries
  • Green leafy vegetables, collard greens, peas, cauliflower, broccoli, tomatoes, kale, and Brussel sprouts
  • Protein sources such as eggs, lean meat, fish, poultry, cheese, and milk
  • Healthy fats that are found in almonds, sunflower seeds, olive oil, and avocados

D. Don’t starve yourself to become skinny! Eat healthy and practice regular exercise, whether at the gym or simple brisk walking.

E. Using a simple mascara wand, brush your eyelashes every day (preferably twice a day). This distributes the natural oils evenly and also promotes circulation.

F. Using your ring finger, gently massage the eyelids and the lash line every day.

We care for our hair, so why not our eyelashes too? As routine hair care makes them healthier, taking care of your lashes will show positive results over the course of time. It is an easy job with these remedies, all you need is to be regular with the routine.

The best and safest way to get great eyelashes is to eat healthy and go for natural treatments that will enhance the growth and keep them healthy. Try these out and let us know your choice of treatment.

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  • JohnandChandra Biermann

    Don’t put chemicals on your eyes! try unique 3d fiber lash mascara instead! it is not harmful and won’t hurt your eyes. it looks better and more natural than false eyelashes and also stays on much longer.

  • http://www.saferxmart.com/ Karen

    Latisse could be a product or rather a drugs that’s essentially accustomed thicken, lengthen as well as darken the eyelashes. Getting stunning and long eyelashes can no a lot of stay a dream if you employ lattisse as prescribed by the doctor.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Priya, apply the oil just on your lashes. Take a small quantity or use a cotton swab and apply the oil evenly on your lashes. This way the oil will not enter your eyes.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Scarlet, when petroleum jelly is applied to the eye lashes it aids in the growth of lashes but along with its benefits, it also has a downside that is the greasiness that comes with it. It is uncomfortable to use during the daytime, so apply this before going to the bed.Always wash the petroleum jelly off in the morning using warm water.