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Want longer, thicker, healthy and voluminous lashes? I know I do. Now you can with this super easy and simple eyelash serum that only uses TWO ingredients. I have spotted other serums claiming to be effective but after thorough research I found out that stopping these treatments results in your eyelashes becoming brittle or prone to breakage. Although I have been desperate for beautiful long lashes, I don't want to become a slave to a product since I won't be able to ever stop using it if I don't want the only lashes I have to break off. It may not happen to everyone but I'm definitely not going to find out for myself. Instead, I opted for a cheaper, homemade and natural remedy.
What You Will Need
Fractionated Coconut Oil (FCO)- Is a fraction of the coconut oil as the name suggests, where certain elements have been removed making it an extremely saturated oil. This saturation gives it a very, very long shelf life and stability. Fractionation also raises the antioxidant properties and disinfecting effect.
- Natural pulling action that enters the eyelash follicles and stimulates growth
- Not your regular cold pressed coconut oil that becomes solid at room temperature & rancid with time.
- It will ALWAYS stay liquid, clear and odorless
- Feather light emollient, ideal for the skin as it won't clog pores, yet very moisturizing
Lemon Essential Oil-
- Antioxidant properties
- Enhances the FCO ability to cleanse and stimulate growth
Lavender Essential Oil-
- Nourishes hair follicles
- hydrates & moisturizes
All these oils will stimulate eyelash growth as it will maintain your eyelashes moisturized and hydrated so that they are not prone to breakage.
- In a 10 ml roll on bottle (I found mine here), add 1-2 drops (I added two for potency) of each Lemon and lavender essential oils
- Fill the rest of the bottle with Fractionated Coconut Oil (found here)
- Place the roller top on the opening and finally use the cap to securely close it off
- Shake well, et voila, you are finished :)
- Label your bottle (you might be surprised at how you might actually forget what's in it after a while)
How To Apply It (Daily)
- Every night after washing face, and all makeup is removed (make sure your eyes are squeaky clean), gently coat your eyelashes with the serum.
- I like to swipe the roller ball close to my lash-line about two times (or until I see enough product on there), then use your finger to evenly distribute your concoction as close as you can to the hair follicles.
- Try to really get in there (gently, of course) so that even the tips of your eyelashes are coated well with the serum. Don't necessarily massage your eye though.
- Repeat with your lower lashes (they deserve some conditioning too)
Get ready for beautiful, long, thick and healthy lashes, my friends. I will check back with pictures of the before & after. Woo-hoo :)
Note: Take before & after pictures to compare the improvement.
Note #2: If you know you won't go out one day just apply the serum and have it on all day & night long, I mean, why not, right? If it weren't because I don't want to have oily looking eyelids, I would use it during the day as well. Maybe I can be extra careful with the way I apply it, and solely dot it on my lashes for the conditioning effect ALL day long.