January 20, 2015
As crunchy as I am, I won't live without a fine tube of mascara. My eyes need it to be seen and my psyche needs it to feel pretty here in wild Wyoming where the elements are tough on a girl! With a drop of this and a drop of that, you can turn that fine tube of mascara into a conditioner, lash lengthener and, keep your tube bacteria free in the doing, yee haw! Let's start with pure Rosemary essential oil... Regular use of rosemary helps to stimulate follicles, making hair grow longer and stronger. It is also believed that rosemary oil slows down premature hair loss and graying of the hair. Rosemary can protect the cell membranes that help to neutralize the action of free radicals generated by uncontrolled oxidation reactions that take place in the tissues. It can also help to inhibit the formation of the dihydrotestosterone (DHT) directly implicated in alopecia. Next up, pure Lavender essential oil... Lovely Lavender is antimicrobial and regenerative, it's the perfect addition to your fine tube of mascara to keep nasty bacteria away. It's a well-documented fact that bacteria eventually invades that dark, moist cosmetic environment after a certain amount of time. Bacterial growth in your mascara tube can translate to styes and chalazion, common eye issues that can take a week or more to get under control and may require an eye specialist's attention. And of course, the added regenerative talents of pure Lavender are just the properties you want to keep hair follicles healthy and producing. I know I come off as a broken record but seriously, pure EOs are about as versatile as they come. When they're not helping you recover from an epic cold or flu virus, they're lengthening and conditioning your lashes, genius! :-)
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Do you add one drop of each with every use? Thanks!
I am having breast lift surgery with mammoplasty in February. The surgery will involve several scars. I am wondering what essential oils to use to minimize scarring and promote healing. Any information will be greatly appreciated!
I put one drop of Frankincense and one drop of Lavender in my mascara. :)
Yes, it should work any brand. I’ve used EOs in 4 or 5 different brands and had no problem.
Will this work with any brand of mascara?
Kori, just one drop of each in your mascara tube is all you need for the life of your mascara tube :)
Anyone try this who is a contact lens wearer? I usually just apply organic coconut oil to my lashes at night so it has soaked in by morning. But I like the antibacterial and moisturizing factor with the rosemary and lavender in the mascara. Thanks so much for any suggestions you can send my way!
I’ve linked to the brand in the blog post, Younique!
Robin, I would consider either All Purpose Healing Salve or CW Anti – Age with Rose Salve…so much healing goodness in the EOs and accompanying ingredients! Both are salves are available from the CW Shop or, recipes are on the blog :) All the best to you!
Just curious what brand of mascara do you use? Thanks
Great idea! Thank you!
I tried this and love it! <3
I am going to have to try this! thank you so much
Thanks for the giveaway opportunity too :)
Great info! Going to put some drops in today. Thanks.
I love this idea. However I have sensitive skin and mild glaucoma and am concerned that the oils will irritate my eyes and skin. Has anyone experienced problems?
Oh, I can’t wait to try this! I love mascara, there’s just something so glamorous about it. It makes me feel like my lashes are naked if I go without!
Thanks so much for this tip! I am in need of a new mascara. I think I’ll be doing this when I get it!
This is amazing! I love essential oils for so many reasons and purposes, but this one is new to me. I like to stay as natural as possible as well, but I love my makeup. It’s a must have. Thanks for a great post, I’ll be picking up these EO’s ASAP to aadd to my mascara! :-) xoxo ♡
I love this tip! My lashes are growing, growing, growing!
I really like the addition of lavender! Thanks for the heads up!
I have chronic blepharitis (inflammation of the eyelash follicles) and as a result my eyelashes frequently fall out. Can I apply this directly to my eyelids? I don’t wear mascara because of the minimal eyelashes. I can’t find anything to help and I would love to have normal lashes again!
Great suggestions—-essential oils are becoming more and more popular—-so glad!!
I’ve used just the drop of Lavender in my mascara for about a year now. Can’t wait to try both. I am also a contact lens wearer and do not have a problem with the oils in the mascara. If anything, it seems less likely to clump or flake which is an added benefit to contact lens wearers.
I would experiment with ONE of your travel sizes…start with 1 drop of Lavender :)
This is genius! You are the first person I’ve seen to think of this. Can’t wait to do this with all of my mascaras. But if I have the travel sizes of a few mascaras, will a drop of each be too much or should it be fine? Also, have you noticed a visible difference since doing this?
I love this creative solution to thin eyelashes. I have used this for 2 weeks now and have the most fat, strong eyelashes ever. I run my fingertip over my lashes and they almost feel like bristles on a toothbrush they are so THICK. Thank you!
I’ve been putting a drop (sometimes 2, it just happens) of Lavender in my mascara for a year and have noticed a huge difference! I never thought of Rosemary but I’ll try that next with it! Thank you!
Michelle, the skin is thin around the eyes, particularly eyelids so you’ll need to be careful to use something very gentle. If it were me, I would try an anti-inflammatory essential oil in a salve base like Frankincense, a very gentle essential oil that might help with the chronic inflammation. Perhaps a thin layer around eye once a day.
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