Long and luscious eyelashes are one of the most important attributes of a beautiful face. They frame the eyes and can draw many to take a second look at your charming face. However, not everyone is blessed with thick and long eyelashes.

To make up for it, there are numerous eye products available in the market like boosting mascaras and artificial lashes. These products can give you long and dark eyelashes in a jiffy, but they have a dark side too! Excessive use of such chemical products can wreak havoc on your delicate lashes and make them weak and fragile.

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But do not give up on the dream of those dramatic eyes just yet. Did you know there are many ways to fan out your eyelashes naturally and make them flutter-worthy?

intro get thicker eyelashes

Along with imparting natural thickness, ingredients like coconut oil, castor oil, Vaseline and others also nourish your eyelash follicles and boost their growth. The only catch here is to apply the ingredient on clean and makeup-free eyelashes. Also, the results can vary from person to person, depending on your health and diet.

Here are the top household ingredients that can help you grow thicker and longer eyelashes. You can try different methods or use a combination of them to see what works best for you.

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Method 1: Use Castor Oil

Using castor oil is your best bet to get voluminous eyelashes. It not only nourishes the hair follicles but also promotes growth of thicker eyelashes. Mixing coconut oil with castor oil can help add antibacterial properties to ward off infections. Also, adding vitamin E helps speed up the growth of your lashes by providing necessary fatty acids for nutrition.

Things you’ll need:

things you'll need to use castor oil for thick and long eyelashes

  • Castor oil – 1 tablespoon
  • Coconut oil – 1 teaspoon
  • Vitamin E oil – ½ teaspoon

Step 1. Prepare a mix of castor oil, coconut oil and vitamin E oil

mix castor oil with coconut oil and vitamin E oil

  • Add 1 teaspoon of coconut oil to 1 tablespoon of castor oil.
  • Add about ½ teaspoon of vitamin E oil.
  • Stir well to mix the three oils.

Step 2. Store the oil blend in an empty mascara bottle

store the oil blend in a mascara bottle

  • Use a funnel to transfer the oil blend to an empty, airtight mascara bottle.

Step 3. Apply it on your eyelashes every night

apply it on your eyelashes

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  • Wash your face and remove all your makeup.
  • Using the mascara brush, apply the solution on your eyelashes every night and let the magic potion work overnight.
  • Wash your face with your regular face wash in the morning.
  • This method should reap the desired results within a month. The solution can last up to a year when stored in an airtight container.
  • You can also use it on your eyebrows to make them thicker.

Method 2: Use Coconut Oil

Good old coconut oil is effective in providing nourishment and stimulating hair growth. It is also antibacterial in nature, which helps you steer clear of fungal infections on your eyelids and eyelashes. Adding lavender oil also increases your defense against the free radicals that hinder hair growth.

Things you’ll need:

things you'll need to use coconut oil for thick and long eyelashes

  • Coconut oil – 2 tablespoons
  • Lavender essential oil – 1 or 2 drops

Step 1. Add lavender oil to coconut oil

add lavender oil to coconut oil

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  • Put 2 tablespoons of coconut oil in a small bowl.
  • Add 1 or 2 drops of lavender essential oil to the coconut oil.
  • Mix them well, and your eyelash serum is ready to use.

Step 2. Apply the mix on your eyelashes every night

apply on your eyelashes

  • Remove all your makeup and wash your face.
  • Dip a clean mascara brush into the mix and apply it on your eyelashes.
  • Apply it every night to get thicker eyelashes in 4 to 5 weeks. You can store the mix in an airtight container for up to a year.

Method 3: Use Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

Extra-virgin olive oil is rich in vitamins E and K as well as other antioxidants, making it a powerful tonic for beautiful hair and skin. Simple application of the oil on your eyelashes can stimulate their growth as well as make them thicker.

Single-Step Treatment: Apply extra-virgin olive oil on your eyelashes every night

apply olive oil on your eyelashes

  • Wash your face and remove all your makeup.
  • Dip a clean mascara brush in extra-virgin olive oil. You can also use a cotton ball or cotton swab.
  • Gently stroke it along your eyelashes every night before going to bed.
  • You should get positive results within a month.

Method 4: Use Baby Oil

You can also use baby oil to lengthen your eyelashes. It contains no harsh chemicals and helps moisturize and boost hair growth.

Single-Step Treatment: Apply baby oil on your eyelashes every night

apply baby oil on your eyelashes

  • Wash your face and remove all your makeup.
  • Dab some baby oil on a cotton ball or a cotton swab.
  • Starting from the base of your lashes, apply it generously over your eyelashes.
  • Repeat every night to get beautiful thick eyelashes  in 4 to 5 weeks.

Method 5: Use Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is another useful ingredient for attaining thicker eyelashes. Combine it with some castor oil and vitamin E oil and your lash-conditioning serum is ready.

Things you’ll need:

things you'll need to use aloe vera for thick and long eyelashes

  • Aloe vera gel – 3 teaspoons
  • Castor oil – 1 teaspoon
  • Vitamin E oil – ½ teaspoon

Step 1. Prepare a mix of aloe vera gel, castor oil and vitamin E oil

mix aloe vera gel with castor oil and vitamin E oil

  • Put 3 teaspoons of aloe vera gel and 1 teaspoon of castor oil in a small bowl.
  • Add around ½ teaspoon of vitamin E oil.
  • Mix all the ingredients well.

Step 2. Apply the mixture on your eyelashes every night

apply the mix on your eyelashes

  • Dip a clean mascara brush into the mixture.
  • Apply the mixture on your eyelashes, covering them evenly.
  • Use it every night after washing your face and removing your makeup. You should get results in 6 weeks.
  • You can also prepare a bigger batch and store it in an airtight container in a cool place. The mix can be stored for up to 6 months.

Method 6: Use Vaseline

Vaseline is everyone’s stand-by beauty product. Apart from softening cracked skin, it can help you achieve thicker eyelashes in just a few weeks.

Single-Step Treatment: Smear Vaseline on your eyelashes every night

apply vaseline on your eyelashes

  • Scoop out some Vaseline with your finger.
  • Apply it evenly on your eyelashes. Do not apply too much, as it can make your lashes heavy and cause the fragile lashes to break.
  • Do this every night after washing your face and removing your makeup. You should have thicker lashes in 10 weeks.

Tips

  • Do not leave any eye makeup on overnight. It can clog the hair follicles as well as make your lashes weak. Use a makeup remover to clean off your mascara and wash your face before going to bed.
  • Eat foods rich in protein and vitamins to provide nourishment to your hair and skin. Eating eggs, fish, beans and yogurt should help. Soy protein also helps promote hair growth.
  • Brushing your eyelashes with an eyebrow brush can also stimulate hair growth.
  • Massaging your eyelids and lash line daily can increase blood circulation and stimulate growth of your eyelashes.
  • Applying green tea with a cotton ball on your eyelashes can also stimulate their growth due to the presence of flavonoids in the tea.
  • Avoid using waterproof mascaras, as they dry out your lashes and are difficult to remove.
  • Give your eyelashes a break from makeup every now and then to allow the follicles to breathe and stay healthy.

Summary of How to Grow Thicker and Longer Eyelashes

how to grow thicker eyelashes summary

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