Last year I was an avid eyelash serum user. I was devout; applying it morning and night without fail. Soon, the benefits paid off and I couldn’t put mascara on without it leaving little black speckles on my brow bone – a small price to pay for long, fluttering lashes. I used a serum called Flirties, and I can’t remember why I didn’t re-purchase as soon as I’d used up the last drop. I guess I was a little over confident in my ability to grow long, luscious lashes au natural. So now, I’m back to my underwhelming lashes and looking for a fix. That’s when I decided to make my own eyelash growth serum recipe.
After a lot of research (when you’re putting things on your eyes, you can’t be careful enough, right?) I chose a few really nourishing, hair-fortifying ingredients. One of the things I love most about making my own beauty products is the fact I know exactly what I’m putting on my eyes, and exactly what each ingredient is doing.
Castor oil was my first point of call. Women have used it as part of their hair routine for years as it’s filled with omega-6 and omega-9 fatty acids, which promotes hair growth. It’s also filled with vitamin E, minerals and proteins so it’s well worth including in an eyelash serum.
Next, I reached for sweet almond oil. It’s rich in zinc and magnesium, pressed from the sweet edible almonds we eat. This particular oil also contains iron and B-complex vitamins, great for applying onto cuticles or lavishing on split ends.
As with most homemade beauty products I make, coconut oil makes its welcome appearance. It’s brilliant at strengthening hair (warm it up gently, apply it to your hair and wrap your hair in a towel). It’s also full of antioxidants and a brilliant conditioner. Plus, its antiviral and anti-fungal – a perfect eye-friendly ingredient. If you use the same ratio in the recipe below, the coconut oil tends to stiffen up the eyelash serum mix slightly, so if you prefer a more fluid mixture, you can use less but still reap it’s strengthening benefits.
I also popped in a few drops of vitamin E. Anti-inflammatory this oil nourishes hair follicles. Plus, it’s an oil you’ll use time again (mix a few drops into your night cream to calm sensitive skin and improve collagen production).
Wash out a little tub ready to combine your mixture. For my eyelash serum recipe, I used an old facial oil container which includes a pipette. This was kinda handy when it came to bottling up my mix as you can just suck it up with the little pipette. When you want to apply it, simply swipe a little on a cotton bud and run along your lash line. You can even save an old mascara wand and brush it on – it’s easy!
So onto the DIY eyelash growth serum recipe!
What you’ll need;
An empty container
3 Tsp melted coconut oil
5 Tsp castor oil
3 Tsp sweet almond oil
1 ½ Tsp Vitamin E oil
Clean out your container thoroughly, because when you’re popping this onto sensitive eyes, its important there’s no left over residue! Next, melt down your coconut oil gently (I do mine in a pan).
Measure your different oils and pop into the container. It helps if you have a funnel to help combine the oils, or use a pipette to pick up the oils and drop them into your container. If not, you can always use a teaspoon.
Mix thoroughly before using.
For the best results, apply your DIY eyelash growth serum in the morning and evening. It can take a few weeks to see results, but be patient, it’s worth it!
Until next time,