Guys! I have to share this secret with you. It is life changing. I have always had two major issues with my eyes: dark circles and short lashes. I am working on the dark circle issue and will tell you guys about what I find in another post, but for now I can share a tip I found on how to grow your lashes naturally which has changed my life…. ok, well, totally enhanced my life.
It is so ridiculously simple: 2-3 drops lavender oil in my mascara.
That is it.
I wish I had super scientifically legit before and after photos. But I have a confession: When I first tried this trick I didn’t think it was actually going to work! lol. Even though essential oils have done so much for my family now, when I first tried this I was still a total skeptic! So no official before + afters. But here’s what I do have:
The first is a professional shot and edited image of moi with LOADS of lengthening mascara (and a generous helping of photoshop.) The second is me on a normal day with one coat of mascara and ZERO photoshop lash enhancement. Here’s another set of images from the same days:
Two things are obvious from these photos: I need the ever-talented Lindy Rojas to follow me around and capture every moment of my life because she is amazing… and that my lashes are SOOO long! Never before have my lashes extended out this far. This is ONE COAT of mascara, people. Just One. (and NOTHING on the bottom lashes of the current photos. I usually put a coat on there, but now they have grown so long I do not need to anymore!)
Here is my totally unprofessional opinion on why I think this works:
- Lavender has been shown to be antimicrobial, antifungal, and antibacterial (see source list below for more information.
- Healthier hair follicles and hair will grow longer before falling out, thus allowing for longer lashes.
Like I said, I am not a professional, but I am the proud owner of these (now) long lashes and I am so stoked! If you have been looking for how to grow your lashes naturally then all you need is 2-3 drops of lavender oil in your mascara tube!
I personally use and trust Young Living Essential Oils. If you are interested in learning more about Essential Oils and what to look for when deciding to buy, you might be interested in this post about Essential Oil Basics which discusses oil safety and has fun charts like the one below for all my visual people, this one includes some everyday uses for Essential Oils (like lavender!)
Do you have any uses for Essential Oils to share?
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