DIY Eyelash Growth Serum for Luscious Lashes

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Luscious Lashes - Eyelash Growth Serum Recipe
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Big eyes and long eyelashes are a classic feminine trait and many women have gone to great lengths (pun intended) for them. I even made my own natural eye shadow recipe to accentuate mine. Unfortunately, many treatments like eyelash extensions and growth serums can cause allergic reactions, infection, or other problems.

Never fear, there’s a natural way to encourage lash growth… all you need is a little castor oil!

Get Longer Eyelashes Naturally

Of course, there is a genetic aspect to long eyelashes, but that doesn’t mean that those without the lucky genes can’t increase their eyelash length. I have a cousin who naturally has super-long dark eyelashes that look like extensions.

My eyelashes are decently long but definitely not that dramatic. I have been experimenting with natural ways to increase my eyelash length and thickness.

There does seem to be a connection between nutrition and hair health, so if a person isn’t getting enough fat-soluble vitamins, b-vitamins, vitamin C, and collagen.

Overuse of eye products, especially long-lasting mascaras or fake lashes, can weaken lashes or lead to lash loss.

Natural Eyelash Extensions?

After publishing my homemade mascara, many people asked if there was a natural way to make fiber lash mascara or eyelash extensions. I’m yet to find a natural version of false eyelashes since most glues contain formaldehyde. Most fiber lash products also contain questionable ingredients.

What I did find, however, was a natural way to make lashes look as long as fake lashes using only natural ingredients.

This natural eyelash growth serum uses:

  • Castor oil– Natural source of omega-6 fats, proteins, and vitamins that helps encourage dramatic hair growth
  • Emu oil– “highly anti-inflammatory, moisturizing, anti-wrinkle, penetrating, a transdermal carrier, promotes skin regeneration, non-comedogenic (does not clog pores), nourishing, anti-aging and bacteriastatic.” (source)
  • Coconut oil
  • Vitamin E oil (optional)

Castor oil alone would give noticeable results, as it has been extremely helpful for lengthening and thickening my hair, but the addition of emu oil, coconut oil, and vitamin E give this serum a wider range of fatty acids and nutrients to help speed eyelash growth.

TIP: Christa of The Whole Journey recommends adding 1 drop of lavender essential oil to mascara to speed eyelash growth. I haven’t tried this yet, but it could be added to this serum for additional benefit. (Just always use caution and do your own research when using essential oils!)

Luscious Lashes - Eyelash Growth Serum Recipe
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Eyelash Growth Serum Recipe

Help speed eyelash growth with the serum made with natural ingredients.
Prep Time2 minutes
Author: Katie Wells



  • Combine all the ingredients in a small dropper bottle and swirl gently to combine.
  • To use, squeeze one drop onto your finger or a cotton swab and gently massage into lash line. I prefer to do this at night to let it work overnight before washing my face in the morning.
  • Use daily for best results.


Store in an airtight container for up to one year.


TIP: Also use on eyebrows to help with thinning eyebrows! This will last up to a year as long as it is kept in an air-tight container. Be careful not to add water, aloe, or other liquid ingredients that will spoil.

How do you take care of your lashes?

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About Katie Wells

Katie Wells, CTNC, MCHC, Founder of Wellness Mama and Co-founder of Wellnesse, has a background in research, journalism, and nutrition. As a mom of six, she turned to research and took health into her own hands to find answers to her health problems. is the culmination of her thousands of hours of research and all posts are medically reviewed and verified by the Wellness Mama research team. Katie is also the author of the bestselling books The Wellness Mama Cookbook and The Wellness Mama 5-Step Lifestyle Detox.


179 responses to “DIY Eyelash Growth Serum for Luscious Lashes”

  1. Amber Avatar

    Love the idea but I have no need for it since I have distichiasis (the abnormal growth of eyelashes) but maybe I will recommend it to a friend so thanks cuz now I can help someone in fact that’s why I was looking at this site to find out if it can help someone (Incase you were wondering why someone with distichiasis was looking at a site for eyelashes growth lol)

  2. Ashley Avatar

    How does it work with the coconut oil? Do the other oils somehow prevent the coconut oil from solidifying?

  3. Sanjana Avatar

    I tried this without Emu oil and it really works. I even forget some nights. I used a small pump bottle which works great. No lavander because of allergies.

  4. Tammy W. Avatar
    Tammy W.

    Thanks for these great tips. It seems castor oil has so may benefits! I lost lots of lashes due to wearing those fake ones with the glue and was just at a loss for a while. I have been wanting to improve their appearance so I was recommended dermalmd for my eyelashes to grow again. This article helps me get more ideas for things to try at home too. Thank you!

  5. Larkin Avatar

    What if you don’t have castor oil? Could u use a different oil like vegetable oil?

  6. Nancy Lakamp Avatar
    Nancy Lakamp

    Does anyone have any before and after pics of their lashes after using the natural recipes?

  7. Hollie Avatar

    Hello! Lately, my eyelashes were falling and I didn’t know what to do since I like to wear mascara a lot. Thanks for the tips, now I take my mascara off every day and wash my face at night also, I’ve been applying dermal MD oil for eyelashes and the results have been amazing! thanks for the help!

  8. Kate Avatar

    Love the topic 🙂 I used castor oil quite successfully in my teen years. Now I guess I am done with the oils which are so sticky and cloudy for one’s vision. Also the scent, can you really stand it?.. In this meaning coconut oil is more pleasant. And anyway I’m using Cherish Lash serum for 6 months now, it doubled my eyelashes length!.. 🙂 It’s much more convenient and… let’s say adult or modern. ))

  9. Dawn Avatar

    Can someone please answer the question about how much vitamin E oil to use in place of capsules?

  10. Nancy Avatar

    Thanks for the receipe. I am giving it a try without the Emu oil. If no improvement then will get Emu oil. Question, my coconut oil is solid at room temp. Is it better to use liquid fractionated coconut oil for this or will the solid be liquified enough? Also can this be store in small plastic container or is glass better or metal?

  11. Ann D Avatar

    I’ve heard that coconut oil can leave fatty deposits in your eyes. Does the castor oil leave fatty deposits too?

  12. Jay Avatar

    Having never put anything on my eyelashes before… Will this need to be washed off the next morning to prevent buildup over time? I can only see myself stroking at my eyelashes with water to get the oil off or having the shower blasting at my eyes and neither seem like a good idea?

  13. Beth Avatar

    Do you use regular or fractionated coconut oil? Would the regular stay solidified in the mixture?

  14. Ginger Kuth Avatar
    Ginger Kuth

    I rescently (last night)ordered castor oil, coconut, jajoba oil and a few essential oils to begin experimenting. I rescently experienced hair loss due to a major medical event and stress. I am very excited about this new journey. I will hopefully be back soon to tell a success story! Thank you for the inspration! Ginger in Ky

  15. Solveig Avatar

    First & foremost, I absolutely love your website & everything that it stands for – natural, holistic & wholesome remedies/ideas – pure health & wellness at it’s finest! I personally will be trying the castor oil regime to combat hair loss & breakage (due to stress & poor health). I will definitely throw in the lash serum to boot cuz hey, girls just want to have fun & flirty lashes go a long way!!! Keep up the great work & thank you for keeping it real & filler free!!

  16. AlanaLeigh Avatar

    Could you please recommend an Emu oil on Amazon? I have had trouble finding a quality product. Thanks!

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