How to Use Coconut Oil to Get Longer Eyelashes

Is there anything coconut oil can’t do? Seriously, in our minds coconut oil can do no wrong. It even works to lengthen, strengthen and thicken your eyelashes. *Looks over at coconut oil* “Did we just become best friends?” 

The answer is yes. Coconut oil is your new best friend. While there are many products on the market that claim to lengthen your eyelashes, they are far from all natural. They can also carry some pretty heavy side effects such as red irritated skin and can even change the colour of your eyes! Yeah, no thanks. We’ll try the all natural route first.


Thicker and Longer Eyelashes

There are many stories and reviews online of people getting amazing results and longer lashes with coconut oil as well as castor oil. We tried it ourselves and we have to say-we were impressed! After a few weeks our lashes looked more conditioned, thicker, and of course, a little longer. No complaints here!


How to Get Them

Obviously, this needs to be done after you’ve removed your makeup (side bar: coconut oil works wonders for this!). After thoroughly cleansing and washing your face, apply a layer of coconut oil to your eyes. Massage it into your eyelashes and don’t be afraid to rub it into other areas of your eyes as well (excluding your eyeballs) because coconut oil has also been shown to reduce wrinkles. Just make sure to use a coconut oil that is organic. Who wants to rub toxins into their eyelashes? Not us. 


Why It Works

So why does this work? Well, to start the fatty acids in coconut oil bind to the protein in your lashes which help seal in moisture. Most importantly, it also provides nutrients and improves blood circulation to surrounding areas to help with lash growth. Finally, coconut oil contains antibacterial and anti-fungal properties due to its lauric acid content which helps to keep the surrounding skin and hair follicles healthy. 

For best results incorporate this into your night time routine so that your boyfriend has to wait even longer for you to get into bed. Just explain to him that you’re trying to grow longer eyelashes and fight off potential wrinkles-he’ll understand.