Did you know that essential oils can promote healthy hair growth? I put Lavender, Cedarwood, and Rosemary in my shampoo, and have noticed a big difference in the thickness and fullness of my hair since using them.
But we can also use essential oils to help promote healthy hair growth for our EYELASHES!
All I do is put ONE drop of Lavender Essential Oil in my mascara tube right when I open it for the first time, and I’m good to go! Then I just apply like normal.
(IMPORTANT: I DO NOT put a drop in each time I apply – just once when I open a new tube.)
Some people also like to add a drop of Cedarwood in their mascara too, but I’ve been happy with just the Lavender.
In the past I’ve used lavender with other mascaras, and it has worked well for me. But now I use the NEW Young Living mascara that already has Lavender in it! Woohoo!!
I have been doing this for years now, and I can definitely tell a difference in the length and thickness of my lashes!
IMPORTANT: I personally only feel comfortable using Young Living essential oils. There are virtually no labeling requirements for essential oils, so it’s extremely important to know the company that you buy from and the source of the oils. Please please (PLEASE!) don’t just go out and buy “lavender essential oil”. Many store brands adulterate their oils with chemicals, fillers, and use the hybrid lavandin instead of Lavandula Augustifolia. There are uses for Lavandin, but this is not one of them.
Young Living’s lavender is 100% lavandula augustifolia (I got to participate in the lavender harvest last year!) It’s distilled for the right amount of time at the right temperature to get exactly what we want in a therapeutic-grade essential oil!
I’d love to hear from those of you who have tried the same thing! Were your lashes longer and thicker too?
If you want more information about why I only will use Young Living, then you can learn more in my Young Living Essential Oils Starter Kit post.
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I’m just getting into the oils, great tips!!
Ewwwww. Thanks for sharing, I think. 😉
Lynette Rice says
Did you find that it made your mascara clumpy?
Surviving The Stores says
Not at all Lynette – if anything it made mine smoother.
I wonder if this would help with dry eye. I have terrible dry eye and know I am allergic to dust mites. I can’t wait to try this! Thanks!
Did this help? I have the same problem and am going to try this tomorrow
Im really glad you posted this. I put the oul in my milani mascara, but I was a little scared to put it in my transplaning gel for my 3d mascara. I am definitely going to when I open my new set!
Sarah Camille Koelsch says
Is it ok to do this with waterproof? I’m a diehard waterproof girl. (Nothing else seems to keep my lashes curled)
Yeah you have to use waterproof mascra to set curly but after that you can use any mascra for length & volume
I also use the 3d fiber lash. Is it ok to put 1 drop in there if its not new? Or it has to be a new one? Does the oil make the gel not attach to the fiber or it works fine. Thx again for the info.
thanks for sharing, just wondering it these same mites live on hair follicles on ones head? and may be cause of thinning hair? ever hear anything about that? If nothing else rubbing lavender into ones scalp would be relaxing!
Amber Laperi says
I did this. I Only wear makeup a couple times a week and almost fell asleep on the way to church. I put two drops in my tube and would recommend only using one. Otherwise you need a warning label that days “do not operate heavy machinery while using this product” 😉
Melissa LHa says
I did this also. I haven´t noticed a difference yet, but I do love the smell :). Looking forward to the difference it will make!
Michelle Jackson says
Great tip, just ordered some lavender oil to try this. I am wondering if one adds 1-2 drops only when first opening the mascara, or 1-2 each day or use? I am also going to try this on my eye brown gel.
Only when you first open the bottle. Add one drop only for the entire tube, and swirl your brush around. No need to do it again until you buy a new tube!
Monica Monico says
I´ve been doing it for a few weeks and have noticed them getting longer. I use plant therapy oils.
Kristina Dickinson says
I have been doing this for a few weeks as well. They look slightly fuller but I can´t say they look longer. I enjoy the aroma while doing my eyelashes.
Melissa LHa says
Yes I have and I do notice fewer lashes falling out!
Jaimie Roberts says
I noticed you said tea tree oil as well. I can´t stand the scent of lavender. Will tea tree oil do the same?
Can you put E.O. in the 3D fibers as well?
I tried this a few weeks ago. Initially my eyes seemed fine. After several days I noticed by mid morning it looked as if I had been on a long drunk. My eyes were irritated, red, and burning like crazy. I could not wait to go home and take my eye makeup off. I had to throw it away and order a new batch of mascara.
Rachel @ Surviving The Stores says
Which brand of lavender did you use?
Aura cacia 100% lavender essential oil. Bought in a health food store.
I was reading through the comments because the same thing happened to me. I use Living Young essential oils and one drop mixed in with my mascara made my eyes burn. I was wondering if it was just too much oil because I have been hesitant to try again (I used on a half empty tube, I’m guessing, so maybe one drop was too much).
Hi I put castor oil or almond oil on my lashes before bed each night would this work the same.
So you don’t put any essential oil in your mascara? I have such a difficult time with mascara staying on my lashes if not water proof. I end up looking like a raccoon ….it literally slides off my lashes and paints a black halo around my eye socket. I am just afraid that adding the oil to the mascara would ruin it:(
try switching up your moisturizer or not putting it around your eyes while wearing makeup…that really affects mascara’s staying power…
Me too Margi. I use the same but add vitamin E to those oils . It does nourish the same.
Can I just use a clean wand and directly apply the oil to my lashes for the same result? I don’t wear mascara every day
I mix caster oil, almond oil, and vitamin E oil in an empty mascara tube that I ordered from Amazon. Apply nightly and enjoy the benefits of nourished lashes. It probably wouldn’t hurt if you wanted to add the lavender but these oils nourish on their own.
Martha, how much of each oil do you use?
Anne Fraser says
That sounds interesting. Am going off to try this now! I could use longer, thicker lashes.
lisa M says
Oh gag! I once read somewhere that there were critters in our eyebrows too. Yuck!
I think I’ll try the tea tree oil since I just ran out of the lavender. Thanks for the tip!
i’ve been using tea tree oil in mine for about 6-8 weeks and I can definitely see a big difference.
I’m skeptical – whenever I’ve put lavender oil on my skin or even around my eyes, I get major irritation. It seems like this would burn like heck.
I have sensitive eyes.they are always watering and stuff.if I get normal makeup in my eyes it can irritate…well getting the essence of the oil in my eye burn or irritate? Seems like it would, I’m afraid to waste a mascara if it may burn.otherwise it sounds amazing! Fishing for answers… Thanks
Thank you for clarifying that the oil is to be added each time we put on our mascara! I will do that starting the next time I put on my mascara.
Rachel @ Surviving The Stores says
I only put a drop of oil in once when I open the tube the first time (not every time!)
I’m interested in trying this since I have recently started using lavender and tea tree oil. I’m adding tea tree oil to my shampoo to help with dry scalp. For those ladies that experienced burning when adding it to the mascara – you might want to try using it in your eye makeup remover instead. I’ve been making my own remover for over a year now using avocado (or olive) oil and it definitely has strengthened my eyelashes and is much more gentle on the eye area. Mixing a few drops of the tea tree or lavender into the remover solution would dilute it a lot more than putting it in your mascara.
Pls tell how you make the eye make up remover. Thx
Wow! Never knew this! I just started making my own makeup remover and I wonder if I should start adding a drop of lavender to that?! I need to make a new batch so I’m going to try (and I’m going to try your trick as soon as I buy a new mascara!)
Robin Lewis says
Mary Kay oil free eye makeup remover does the same thing plus gently dissolves you mascara even waterproof and kills the eyemites. Probably one reason its one if our top sellers. If you sleep in mascara the mites feed on the flaky stuff. So you want to get it all off. I like the lavedar idea also. Think I’ll do both.
Do you put the lavender oil in only once or do you put it in every time you use the mascara. Thanks.
So trying this! Ty for telling us this!
I have been putting lavender oil in my eye makeup remover for almost a year now and totally agree that my lashes are much longer and fuller. Didn’t know the reason why it worked but I wasn’t going to question it. thanks for the explanation!!
I put lavendar oil in my mascara, made the mascara clumpy and too soft it slide off I did use a lot . It must depend on the brand I use, I would rather put some on after removal before bed. I’m sure the lavendar oil will work just as well over night. Don’t we need the mites (yuck) for eating bacteria? I’m did not read up on this but I remember hearing years ago about the mites on your skin killing the bad bacteria. Just a thought.
Therapeutic grade lavender oil is also a natural anti-bacterial, so it should kill the bad bacteria just as well as the mites.
I tried this with a new tube for the past week. I am noticing flaking as the day goes on. When I look in the mirror around 1:30 pm, I have specks under my eyes.
FYI, do not put Lavender oil on a Q-Tip and then directly onto your eyelashes. IT BURNS!!!! Don’t ask me how I know. :-/. If you do, do not use water to flush it, use a carrier oil. I used coconut oil.
I would like to know what brand of mascara works best adding lavender EO. It sounds like it does not work well in just any or all mascaras. Mascaras can be expensive and doing trial and error could become expensive. Thank you.
Thanks for sharing. By my own experience, I know that a drop or two of lavender oil in your mascara is adequate to promote long, thick eyelashes.