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Everyone loves the idea of having long luscious thick lashes. Some of us are born with them, some of us aren’t but many of us could have thicker healthier lashes if we knew how to use natural resources to make the most of what we have.
Eyelashes are made up of keratin as is all the hair on our bodies. Just like the hair on our heads, the structure of our lashes is vulnerable to environmental damage and everyday wear and tear.
The time in between the natural process of one hair falling out and being replaced by another we can protect these “structures” by keeping them healthy, plump and strong from their roots to their tips.
Just like your hair – keeping your lashes conditioned shiny and healthy makes them stand out and look not only thicker but longer and more lush.
Natural oils like Coconut and Jojoba oils do exactly this by nourishing and moisturizing, plumping out and smoothing lashes. Plant extracts like Aloe vera and burdock root are also very good for building and supporting the structure of your eyelashes.
Other useful herbs and plants for this job are are Rosemary, Lavender and Chamomile.
Conditioning Lengthening Eyelash Oil Blend
You can make a remedy for eyelashes using a base of 1 Tbsp Aloe Vera juice, 1 Tbsp Jojoba or Coconut oil and 1 tsp Chamomile tea (strong – one tea bag steeped in 1/4 cup of boiling water)
Apply this conditioning mixture to your lashes with an old mascara wand that has been washed well in warm soapy very hot salty water to remove the mascara and bacteria.
Apply twice a day and remove excess with a cotton bud or cotton ball. If you wear mascara during the day, you can opt to rinse the blend off after morning application and then apply your mascara.
This is a very nourishing recipes for your eyelashes and it will protect them from drying and brittleness.
If you want to add some SPF protection you can add 1/2 tsp of sesame oil to the mix.
If you have lighter lashes and want to “dye” your eyelashes naturally, you can use 1/4 cup crushed black walnut husks, 1 tblsp sage herbs, and a chamomile tea bag steeped in hot water for 1 to 2 hours. You can then apply this cooled strained mixture to your lashes twice a day with a cotton bud and leave it on to gently dye your lashes over time.
You can add other ingredients to eyelash serums but these are great for sensitive skin and eyes so are suitable for most skin types.
Try these recipes applied to your eyelashes for a month and they should look and feel thicker, shinier and appear longer.
Making your own beauty products can be a relaxing and rewarding process, and saves you a bundle on your beauty budget!
So have fun giving this one a go!