DIY Eyebrow & Eyelash Growth Serum

March 05, 2014

This is a very, very simple yet extremely effective DIY.

You can watch my video about this *here*



There is no escaping it - big brows are back. When I was younger (i,e. teen and early twenties) you would not have been seen dead with anything considered close to a bushy brow - it really was the ultimate faux pas. 

Nowadays big brows are very desirable, I can't quite get on with Cara Delavigne style bushy brow but I do think a nice, full brow looks great - it helps to frame the face. 

I am not a particularly hairy person, this is a good thing in some ways but it does mean that I am struggling to grow out my brows. I have been (half heartedly) trying for over a year now. 

When I started using oils for cleansing and moisturising I noticed a growth spurt in my eyebrows! How cool!

Now, I am getting a bit fed up of waiting for my brows to grow in so I am going to be more proactive, therefore I came up with this eyebrow serum which I use on my eyelashes as well. 

I know that castor oil is great for encouraging hair growth, it is the thickest oil in my collection and feels so potent! It is full of fatty acids that encourage healthy hair growth. The only complaint I have is that it can sometimes seem a bit 'drying' and it feels a bit potent to use on it's own.

I have reasonably sensitive skin so I wanted to add another oil into the mix that I know my skin loves and that is also know for it's goodness... I decided on argan oil.

I use a small amount of argan oil in my deep conditioning hair oil treatment that I use once a week. It made sense to me that I should use this softening, conditioning oil in my eyebrow & eyelash serum.



You can simply mix a small quantity of 50% argan oil and 50% castor oil together then apply it with your (clean) fingers. However, I wanted to be a little bit fancy so I bought some empty mascara tubes and put my mixture in there.


I apply a small amount of the mixture onto my brows and lashes last thing at night (after all other cleansing and moisturising) so it can work its magic while I sleep.

I have been using this for about 1 month now and I have seen a small improvement in my brows and quite a big improvement in my eyelashes - so it is worth giving it a go! 

If you try it or anything else similar, let me know how you get on.


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14 comments:

  1. This is a great idea! Will definitely be using this on my eyelashes :)

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    1. yay! it really is great I love it :-)

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    2. I forgot your recipe for the spray brush cleaner. Do you mind giving it to me? And also do you have an email address? I could not find it here. I think that my brain is toast tonight. Anyway let me know.
      love and hugs.......Rose

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    3. Hi! here is the link: http://www.allnaturalaspirations.com/2014/03/diy-brush-spot-cleaner.html my email address is on my 'PR Policy' page but you have to know where to look to find it! you can email me at: rachelkmarshall@gmail.com Thanks :-)

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  2. Wonderful idea! Thanks for sharing it with us! :))

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  3. Awesome idea... where did you find the empty mascara tubes to buy? Cleaning an old one out seems like a task... a place like Sephora or something? Thanks for this post, I wish I hadn't gotten pluck happy in 8th grade with my brows. They're much better than they were, but very 1920's flapper... I long for bushy brows! - Kathryne @getunsullied :0)

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    1. I found mine on Ebay and can't seem to find the same product again! I have got a link to something similar though: Mascara tubes: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-1-SHINY-SILVER-Mascara-Wand-Vial-Empty-Wholesale-Cosmetics-Craft-/280810008636?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item416194b03c so hope that helps. I think cleaning out an old mascara would be a bit of a nightmare!
      hee hee, you are like me with your plucker's remorse! I wish I hadn't gone so crazy with mine either, but it was the fashion at the time to be fair to us!
      Lovely to hear from you
      Rach xx

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  4. Great idea! I'd put it in a clear mascara tube too as it looks so professional ;) x

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    1. hee hee, you know me! I'm such a pro ;-) thanks for reading and commenting :-) lovely to hear from you xx

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  5. I´ve read this when you first published it but have just come back to it as I´m planning to make it soon. Luckily, I didn´t succumb to the over plucking of eyebrows back in the day and so mine are ok. However, I´d like my eyelashes to be a bit better than they are now so I´d like to give this a go. I´m thinking that one could also buy disposable mascara wands and dip them in the container where the oils are. Your mascara container looks great but I think the postage on the one you mention on ebay is a bit on the steep side.

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    1. I agree, I couldn't find the original link to the set I bought and the alternative I found was a bit pricey. 100% think you could mix the oils up in a tub/bottle and then use a disposable wand to apply... or even just a clean finger will do the job as well :-) Hope it works well for you, I've had some really great feed back on my YT video and it works really well for me. Rach xx

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  6. Shannay Griffin19 July 2014 at 07:33

    Great recipe! Could I use coconut oil instead of argan oil?

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  7. Yes you could! It may well change the consistency, depending what climate you live in... for me it is solid at room temperature (well, not now in the height of summer) so I wouldn't be able to put it in a tube but if it was in a pot it would still work if applied with fingers. Thanks for reading xx

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