How To Use Castor Oil For Eyelashes

Eyelashes can change the way your eyes look so having healthy, beautiful lashes are a must, nowadays. For most women, store bought mascara has been the solution to thin, short lashes, but there are better and more natural ways to get longer, thicker eyelashes without buying cosmetic products. Instead of spending money on expensive cosmetics or fake eyelashes, turn to natural castor oil instead.


Castor oil has been used for its natural properties for different things for centuries. The vegetable oil comes from the pressing of the seeds of the castor oil plant and is a pale yellow color with a unique taste and odor. It has been used in soaps, paints, perfumes, machine lubricants, as well as commercial cosmetics. Thanks to this vegetable oil you can throw away all of your mascara and turn to castor oil for eyelashes. You’ll benefit from permanent growth and strength in your lashes instead of a temporary fix like makeup gives.

The Effectiveness Of Castor Oil

Castor oil is made up of minerals, proteins, vitamin E, and fatty acids. It has antibacterial, antifungal, analgesic, and laxative properties that have made it useful for different things across cultures and time. Keeping a bottle of castor oil in the house will help you in broad ways other than growing and strengthening your eyelashes. Castor oil can be used for:

  • Natural Laxative

This has been an effective use of castor oil for a long time and is not only effective but it’s natural and safe even for children. One or two tablespoons is all that is needed for an adult while children should take only one teaspoon as a laxative. The oil doesn’t taste great but you can mix it with juice to make it easier to take. The oil can work in as little as an hour...

  • Muscle Soreness Relief/Joint Pain

Castor oil promotes circulation in the body which can help relieve the pain of sore muscles. You can use the oil as a massage oil on hurt muscles like aching calves or sore arms. You can add essential oils to castor oil, too, to make it stronger for pain relief. There are also anti-inflammatory properties that can help with joint pain and swelling.

  • Fungal Infection Treatment

The antifungal properties of castor oil allow you to use the oil to treat things like ringworm, jock itch, and athlete’s foot. In studies, it’s shown to be just as effective as prescription drugs that are used to treat those and other fungal infections. This means that you can treat infections without harmful drugs that come with negative side effects. Warm up the oil slightly and apply it to the infection before going to bed and leave it on overnight until the infection goes away.

  • Haircare

Castor oil can strengthen brittle hair, promote hair growth, and enhance the color of your hair naturally. When you apply castor oil to your scalp it increases circulation there stimulates hair growth. This is why it works for eyelashes, too. It also works for eyebrows. Similarly, the oil can help lock moisture into your hair making it shine and enhancing the color naturally.

In terms of this particular article, castor oil for eyelashes works by enhancing the natural growth of the lashes themselves. It doesn’t just mask them and give them the appearances of growth. It actually helps the lashes grow. Castor oil strengthens your lashes from the roots and hydrates them so they won’t break. With the proper physical environment, your lashes can flourish and grow without issue.

How To Use Castor Oil For Eyelashes

The best thing to do is to apply the oil right to the baseline of your eyelashes using a clean eyeliner brush. Do this at night at least one hour before going to bed. This is best because the oil will have all night to penetrate the skin and the lashes. Applying the oil before going to sleep will also lessen the chances of the oil getting into your eye since you’ll be asleep.

When you wake up, remove the oil from your eyelashes using a makeup remover (preferably a natural one) or plain water. Don’t rub or pull the lashes when doing this, be gentle. If you do this daily over the course of several weeks, you’ll be able to see noticeable results that will last forever.

Here is a step-by-step guide for using castor oil for eyelashes.

  • Step 1

Wash your face as you normally would making sure to remove all of your makeup, especially any eye makeup you might have on.

  • Step 2

Use cold-pressed castor oil (the purest kind) and, using an eyeliner brush if possible, dip it slowly into the castor oil making sure to let any excess drip off.

  • Step 3

Using the brush, apply the oil to the base of your lashes carefully (make sure the oil doesn’t get into your eyes as it may cause irritation).

  • Step 4

If applying overnight (preferable), leave it on as you sleep.

  • Step 5

Wash the oil off in the morning using warm water or makeup remover using gentle motions.

You can make adjustments as you need to. For example, if you don’t have an eyeliner brush, you can use a clean mascara brush or you can use a clean Q-tip to apply the oil to the base of your eyelashes. You can also choose to do this during the day if you don’t want to do it at night.


If you are looking for longer, thicker, and healthier eyelashes and are tired of the temporary results delivered by makeup and false lashes, turn to castor oil for eyelashes. When doing this, make sure you use only the best castor oil possible. Always check out the oil you’re looking to purchase. The best castor oil is 100 percent cold-pressed oil or cold processed oil. You don’t want any additional ingredients in the castor oil like chemicals or additives so be sure to read the ingredients.

If you’re unsure, visit a holistic store or a natural foods store and talk to a professional there who can recommend the best castor oil for you. Once you find the best product, try out this step-by-step method here and see how the vegetable oil can benefit your eyelashes.

Anna Smith

Hi there ! I’m Anna Smith, chief editor at Healthankering. I'm a proud mother of three passionate about health tips, beauty and ways to live healthier with more energy ! We start Healthankering to provide advanced material about not only the best ways to get healthy, but also to entertain and create a great community. Welcome aboard !

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