Grow thicker, longer, fuller eyelashes naturally with this DIY lash serum made with essential oils. It’s super simple to make & only contains 3 ingredients!
Diy Lash Serum with Essential Oils
Want fuller, thicker, longer lashes? Then you need to try this DIY lash growth serum! It only contains 3 ingredients and it’s completely toxin-free.
My eyelashes have been through it over the past several years. Due to my autoimmune disease (you can read more about that here) they were thinning and falling out. They just looked awful.
I really wanted to try one of those popular lash growth serums. But not only were they way too expensive, the ingredient list kinda freaked me out. More about that below!
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Store-Bought Lash Serum Ingredients
Below is a list of ingredients from a very well-known, popular lash growth product.
Inactive Ingredients: NoIngredients: Water (Aqua), Butylene Glycol, HydroxyethylcelIulose, Octapeptide-2, Copper Tripeptide-1, Biotin, Panthenol, sh-Polypeptide-1, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Extract Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed, Glycosaminoglycans, Allantoin, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Pantethine, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Sea Water (Maris Aqua), Glycerin, Rhizobian Gum, Disodium Phosphate, Polysorbate 60, Sodium Phosphate, Ethyl Acetate, Sodium Oleate, Sodium Hydroxide, Citric Acid, Alcohol Denat., lsopropyl Cloprostenate, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Sorbic Acid, Potassium, Sorbate, Disodium EDTA Active Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Butylene Glycol, HydroxyethylcelIulose, Octapeptide-2, Copper Tripeptide-1, Biotin, Panthenol, sh-Polypeptide-1, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Extract Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed, Glycosaminoglycans, Allantoin, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Pantethine, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Sea Water (Maris Aqua), Glycerin, Rhizobian Gum, Disodium Phosphate, Polysorbate 60, Sodium Phosphate, Ethyl Acetate, Sodium Oleate, Sodium Hydroxide, Citric Acid, Alcohol Denat., lsopropyl Cloprostenate, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Sorbic Acid, Potassium, Sorbate, Disodium EDTA
First of all, that’s a ridiculous amount of ingredients! But what’s even more ridiculous is how toxic some of the ingredients are.
Take isopropyl cloprostenate for example. Isopropyl cloprostenate is a synthetic type of compound known as a prostaglandin analog.
It can cause side effects, like eye irritation, red eyes, blurred vision, inflammation, lid crusting, blurred vision, and cysts, according to the FDA.
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The label is formatted to print on the Avery 2x2in labels (#22806). You print, peel from the paper, and stick right on the bottle. Or you can print on regular paper, cut out and tape or glue on the bottle.
Lash Growth Serum Side Effects
There are many side effects associated with store-bought lash growth serum products.
- Skin Discoloration
- Reduced eye pressure
- Permanently increased iris pigmentation
So after learning all about the ingredients and side effects, I decided to make my own DIY lash growth serum.
And I’m so happy I did! It works great. My lashes look better than ever. And like I mentioned earlier you only need three ingredients!
DIY Lash Growth Serum Ingredients
Rosemary Essential Oil
Rosemary essential oil is well known for stimulating hair growth. It strengthens and improves circulation and as a result, prevents hair follicles from being starved of blood supply and dying off.
It’s one of the best essential oils for hair growth.
Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender can help speed up hair growth. It can also keep the hair follicle free from bacteria which could prevent hair growth.
There is a lot of hype about castor oil and its effect on hair growth all across the internet. But I couldn’t actually find any science-backed evidence proving it can actually make your hair grow longer.
But I have been using castor oil for years and I’m pretty convinced of its ability to promote hair growth.
I’ve had amazing results from my lashes to my brows to the hair on my head. So I had to include it in this DIY!
Diy Lash Growth Serum Instructions
For this DIY you’ll need the ingredients above and an empty mascara tube like this one. Simply add the ingredients below to the tube and mix well.
How to use Lash Growth Serum
Gently brush your eyelashes with the mascara wand at night before bed. Be very careful to avoid contact with your actual eye.
This can also be applied to your eyebrows as well.
Need Essential Oils?
Not all essential oils are created equally. Many are made with synthetic chemicals and fillers. But don’t let that scare you. There are many different essential oil companies that create high-quality oils.
I was pleasantly surprised to discover several brands that sell amazing, high-quality essential oils at very affordable prices.
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Final Thoughts About Lash Boosting Serum
I hope you see amazing results with this all-natural lash-boosting serum. Remember, it can take up to 6 weeks to really see a difference.
Let me know if you have any questions or concerns below!