Beauty How-To: Tips And Tricks for Growing Longer Lashes (Naturally!)


Let’s face it, no one ever hankers for shorter lashes. If you’ve ever wanted longer lashes you are a) not alone b) probably bamboozled every time you visit a Sephora store!

There are countless boosting and accelerating mascaras, all promising bambi-style lashes in seconds – not to mention the myriad of false lash options and styles available for everyday wear (who knew there could be so many varieties?)

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And for the seriously lash-challenged, there are lash serums like Borboleta and Latisse (yes, that one’s actually doctor-prescribed).

And the best part is, you’ll very likely already have all the things you need at home to start on your natural lash growing process.

So read on to discover how to get longer lashes – naturally.

Lash-piration. Lovely, full, natural-looking lashes. Who wouldn’t want them?

Here are 3 super-easy recipes for DIY lash acceleration:

Longer Lashes Recipe # 1:

Combine 1 tablespoon melted warm honey, 2 tsp water and 2 tablespoons olive oil or pure coconut oil into a small travelling bottle. Shake. Apply to damp, clean eyelashes using your fingers or a cotton bud. Make sure to cover the whole lash.

Do this once a day and you will notice incredible growth! (This mix is also great for the hair on your head too, however if you are prone to oily hair, sprinkle some baking soda in mixture before applying.)

Longer lashes Recipe #2:

Buy an empty travelling plastic bottle. Fill it half way with coconut oil. Then add 2/4 of almond oil and 1/4 of castor oil. Make sure all oils are pure and unrefined. This helps to retain the oil’s nutritional benefits. Then mix, shake, and apply!

This is a great boost for eyebrows, eyelashes and anywhere else on your body.

Longer Lashes Recipe # 3:

Combine 1/4 Castor Oil + 1/2 Vitamin E Oil + 1/4 Aloe Vera Gel into a small container. Mix , shake and apply either with a q-tip or a super-clean mascara wand. Apply a light layer to lashes (or brows) every night before bed.

The castor oil thickens your lashes while aloe vera gel lengthens. Vitamin E accelerates length. Give it a month for results.

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  • Reply Catarine Tuesday 23rd January, 2018 at 12:12 am

    Some of those I didn’t know %) Thank you so much. I love those oils on my lashes, but not Petroleum jelly!.. Come on it’s purely chemical. If to talk about anything except castor oil and other oils, I would name Cherish Lash. It’s really helpful and you would love its effect too. I shall share this informative article

    • Reply Heather Tuesday 1st January, 2019 at 7:11 am

      Try a half travel bottle (new and clean) of castor oil, 2 TBSP pure aloe vera gel, and poke a hole in 2 capsules of Vitamin E oil and mix together. Use a clean mascara wand or a Q-Tip to apply to the base of your lashes and your entire lashes, if you use the Q-Tip. You will notice a difference in your lashes fairly quickly because they will be moisturized. You will notice the growth within 3-4 weeks. You can use it on your eyebrows too! Mine have changed and grown immensely!

  • Reply Sandra Hexner Tuesday 27th June, 2017 at 6:50 am

    I love your lash tip #2 to condition with Vaseline at night and it will result in a more pronounced, stronger and longer lash! It’s things like that, that make me want to take a beauty course and create amazing ideas like this. Thanks for your great article to help all of us, not just the mums with no time. Thanks!

  • Reply Duh Monday 24th October, 2016 at 10:15 am

    Do you rinse these serums off after a certain amount of time? Will try first serum but defs not Vaseline. It’s Petrolium jelly= petrol HELLO? Not something you should put near your eyes!

  • Reply Anonymous Saturday 9th April, 2016 at 5:12 am

    The first lash recipe really worked for me. I’ve notice my eyelashes has grown longer in less than a month!

    • Vanessa Roberts - Editor
      Reply Vanessa Roberts - Editor Monday 11th April, 2016 at 10:16 am

      Wow – this is fantastic news! Thank you for your comment xx

    • Reply Anonymous Monday 24th October, 2016 at 10:09 am

      Do you rinse it off after a while? Because otherwise your eyelashes would be sticky

  • Reply Vicky Saturday 5th March, 2016 at 11:49 am

    It really works but you have to do it every night for about 3 months it does wonders

  • Reply jessicawheelock Saturday 16th August, 2014 at 7:46 am

    Has anyone tried any of these?

    • Reply Jasmine Friday 2nd March, 2018 at 4:58 pm

      I have tried lash tip number 2. It has worked for me.

      • Vanessa Roberts - Editor
        Reply Vanessa Roberts - Editor Wednesday 7th March, 2018 at 4:35 pm

        That’s great to hear! Thanks for the feedback!

  • Reply Sparkles17 Friday 8th August, 2014 at 11:58 am

    Great ideas!

  • Reply enjoyfashion Tuesday 29th July, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    Really useful for me

  • Reply aprilmanley Tuesday 29th July, 2014 at 9:17 am

    I would rather try a lash serum!

  • Reply jessicawheelock Saturday 26th July, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    Has anyone tried these with success? I’m super skeptical

  • Reply Sparkles17 Wednesday 9th July, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    Some interesting ideas!

  • Reply yslyenom Sunday 6th July, 2014 at 11:42 pm

    Thanks for letting me know about Careprost. Googled it – Good reviews and the price is affordable.

  • Reply becci19 Friday 4th July, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    great ideas!

  • Reply ragdollbaby Wednesday 2nd July, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    Lash serums really work – a cheap one that you can apply every nite with a thin brush is Careprost. After 5-6 weeks I can get my lashes to touch my eyebrows, they look thicker and darker also.

  • Reply jenniqua Wednesday 2nd July, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    That is a great at home treatment.

  • Reply yslyenom Tuesday 1st July, 2014 at 11:57 pm

    Simplest methods are the ones using Vaseline and baby oil with easy to find items.

    • Reply Bella Monday 24th October, 2016 at 10:12 am

      Guys Vaseline is not good for you… Your eyelashes may grow but they will be prone to breakage and may cause harm to your eyes

  • Reply daysofourlives123 Tuesday 1st July, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    How do these work? wow!

  • Reply Whatthe Tuesday 1st July, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    What perfect skin!

  • Reply amanda6393 Monday 30th June, 2014 at 8:35 am

    Yahoo! Great tips I’ll be using from now on!

  • Reply Whatthe Sunday 29th June, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    She has lovely brown eyes.

  • Reply MsKimo Sunday 29th June, 2014 at 2:49 am

    I didn’t know we could do this! I will have to try it 🙂

  • Reply Whatthe Saturday 28th June, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    Definitely great lashpiration!

  • Reply Sparkles17 Friday 27th June, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    Great tips thanks.

  • Reply stels Friday 27th June, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    i’ve heard about the vaseline one – hoping it works!

  • Reply stels Friday 27th June, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    great tips!

  • Reply Whatthe Friday 27th June, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    I’ll be keeping in mind that vaseline tip. Thanks BWA

  • Reply yslyenom Thursday 26th June, 2014 at 10:51 pm

    OMG! I have short eyelashes and a lot of the eyelash serums out there are really expensive.

  • Blackberryheart
    Reply Blackberryheart Thursday 26th June, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    just applying coconut oil to my lashes before bed was enough for me.. It has done wonders!

  • Reply BellaB Thursday 26th June, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    Interesting.. I’m always a bit cynical about miracle treatments, but these seem practical enough to be real. I’ll try at least one.

  • jazlovestoskate
    Reply jazlovestoskate Thursday 26th June, 2014 at 11:16 am

    I used to use an old clean mascara bottle with caster oil and put it on my lashes each night, i got slack and stopped but this has reminded me to get back into it!

  • Reply pearl06 Thursday 26th June, 2014 at 10:16 am

    Interesting! I have heard about the castor oil eyelashes treatment and will give it a go for sure. Thanks.

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