Are you feeling left out when you see the long, luxurious lashes all of the internet every day?! I felt the same several years ago and decided to jump in with lash extensions. To be truly “Kandid”, I loved them. I didn’t feel like I needed as much makeup, I got more compliments on how I looked often, and I didn’t deal with leaky mascara halfway through the day. But then I researched the ingredients, and I just couldn’t justify the long term concerns (especially right on my eyes!) for the short term. That’s when I started to look at natural alternatives. I had used castor oil and essential oils for incredible hair growth and I dove into the possibilities for eyelashes. Turns out I was right, and I’ve been very excited with the results! Long, luscious lashes are a coveted beauty feature that can enhance our eyes and boost our confidence. While there are various commercial products available, they often contain synthetic ingredients and come with a hefty price tag. Luckily, God gave us incredible solutions. In this blog post, we’ll explore a homemade eyelash growth recipe featuring castor oil, rosemary essential oil, cedarwood essential oil, and lavender essential oil. Discover why this natural concoction can nourish and promote the growth of your lashes.
The Magic of Castor Oil for Lash Growth: Castor oil is a time-tested remedy known for its hair growth properties. Rich in fatty acids and vitamin E, castor oil nourishes the hair follicles, promoting stronger and thicker lashes. Its moisturizing properties help prevent lash breakage and keep them hydrated. Regular application of castor oil to the lash line stimulates blood circulation, delivering essential nutrients to the follicles and encouraging lash growth.
Rosemary Essential Oil for Strengthening and Protection: Rosemary essential oil is renowned for its hair-strengthening properties. When applied topically, it improves blood circulation, supporting the delivery of vital nutrients to the hair follicles. Additionally, rosemary oil contains antioxidants that protect the lashes from damage caused by free radicals and promote lash health.
Cedarwood Essential Oil for Hair Growth Stimulation: Cedarwood essential oil has been used for centuries to stimulate hair growth. By increasing circulation to the hair follicles, cedarwood oil encourages the growth of thicker and healthier lashes. It also possesses properties that promote a clean and healthy lash line. Cedarwood oil’s soothing scent creates a calming effect, making it an enjoyable addition to your lash care routine.
Lavender Essential Oil for Nourishment and Calming Effects: Lavender essential oil not only offers a pleasant aroma but also provides nourishing benefits for your lashes. Its properties help keep the lash line clean and free from potential germ threats. Additionally, lavender oil has calming and soothing effects, making it an excellent choice for sensitive skin around the eyes. By promoting a relaxed state, lavender oil aids in lash growth by preventing tension or stress-related lash loss.
DIY Lash Serum Ingredients
1-2 oz castor oil or enough to fill lash container
10 drops Lavender Essential Oil
10 drops Cedarwood Essential Oil
10 drops Rosemary Essential Oil
SOME APPLICATION TIPS:
To create the homemade eyelash growth serum, mix 1-2 ounces of castor oil with a few drops of rosemary essential oil, cedarwood essential oil, and lavender essential oil. Ensure the mixture is well-blended before applying it to the lash line using a clean mascara wand. Be cautious when applying the serum and of course be sure to avoid contact with the eyes.
God has provided us with incredible ingredients to enhance our natural beauty, and this homemade eyelash growth recipe is no exception. By harnessing the power of castor oil, rosemary essential oil, cedarwood essential oil, and lavender essential oil, you can nourish and stimulate the growth of your lashes naturally. Embrace this holistic approach to lash care and enjoy the benefits of longer, healthier lashes in a cost-effective and chemical-free manner.
And as a bonus for you, I’m including 5 ways you can use these hero ingredients in additional ways to support health in a non toxic way!
- Apply over the liver in a castor oil pack to support detox
- Use on skin challenges to support skin health
- Use on the scalp as a moisturizer
- Apply over the abdomen and massage for digestive discomfort
- Use castor oil packs to support restorative sleep
Lavender Essential Oil
- Use on the sinuses or ears at the first sign of pressure
- Apply over the heart when feeling overwhelmed or heavy
- Apply to the feet to support sleep
- Add to your favorite moisturizer for healthy skin
- Diffuser in the home for a relaxing atmosphere
Cedarwood Essential Oil
- Apply on the base of the neck for focus during studying or work
- Diffuser or spray to keep bugs away
- Add 15 drops to your shampoo for healthy hair and soothe dry scalp
- Helps relieve sore muscles
- Apply to the chest for respiratory support
- Diffuser for incredible mental clarity and focus
- Add 1-2 drops to your favorite Italian recipe or marinade
- Apply to the abdomen to support healthy digestion
- Add 15 drops (with your Cedarwood) to your shampoo for a healthy hair growth duo!
- Add it to your favorite massage oil for helping support circulation and relaxation