Manic: Want longer lashes, but feel overwhelmed with the many products on store shelves now. Which do I choose?
Managed: Discussed eye lash products with celebrity makeup artist Karen Hall and check out her all natural recommendation! I love this idea!
For those of you who are leery of using any form of drug on your eyes in order to grow lashes, here is a tip to try.
Castor oil has many healing properties, and nourishing the eyelashes and eyebrows, is one of them!
Many people have used this folk remedy with great results, with none of the side effects that you may get with drugs, such as Latisse. You can clean out a mascara tube, or an eyeliner bottle, and add the castor oil, or you can do it like I do…just put some on your little finger, close your eyes, and apply it as close to the base of the lashes as possible. Any oil that gets on the skin (especially under the eye) is a bonus, as it keeps the moisture in during the night!
so could this be also an alternative eye makeup remover?
Hi Mary Kay,
Thanks for writing in! Karen says:
Castor oil is a bit thick to use as an eye makeup remover. i prefer jojoba, olive, or almond oil for that. Your makeup should be removed BEFORE the castor oil is applied. Bed time is the best time!
I wish I could try this but my eyes are sensitive to oil. If I put it on at night I’d wake up looking like I went a round with Mike Tyson! Kind of unrelated, but the other night I couldn’t get off stubborn waterproof mascara and I used baby shampoo. It worked wonders. I don’t know if I’d use it every night but when nothing else works, it will.