Castor Oil for Eyelashes Growth: Proven by Science

Can you use Castor Oil for Eyelashes Growth? If you’re searching for this, you’re not alone–after all, long, thick eyelashes are one of the most coveted facial features.

Castor Oil for Eyelashes Growth
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Thanks to its unique composition, castor oil thoroughly takes care of your eyelashes, giving them the health and beauty they deserve and making your hair grow.

Proven by Science

This article will answer several questions: how to use castor oil for eyelashes growth, does it even work, and what are the steps? Well, as we all know, castor oil is a natural and efficient solution because it has been proven in some studies. The ricinoleic acid in it helps in reversing hair loss; you can check out the conclusion here!

My Personal Experience

As I mentioned in my other article, castor oil for your hair {head hair, lashes, brows}, I used to get styes on my eyelids quite often. After having one surgically removed, my eyelashes no longer grew normally in that area.  Rather, they came in ingrown, curly, and short, and it was painful to wear mascara. Now, thanks to castor oil, my pain is gone, and my lashes are longer and healthier than they have ever been!

What Kind of Castor Oil is Good for Eyelashes Growth?

When selecting castor oil for promoting eyelash growth, it’s essential to opt for a high-quality, cold-pressed, and organic product. Look for castor oil that is specifically labeled as “castor oil for eyelashes” or “eyelash growth serum.” Here’s what to consider:

Cold-Pressed and Organic: Choose castor oil that is cold-pressed to retain its natural nutrients and benefits. Organic options ensure the oil is free from harmful chemicals.

Hexane-Free: Ensure the castor oil is hexane-free, as this harmful solvent can affect the quality of the oil.

Rich in Ricinoleic Acid: Castor oil’s effectiveness for eyelash growth is attributed to its high ricinoleic acid content. Look for products with a high percentage of this acid.

Applicator Included: Some products come with a mascara wand-like applicator for easy and precise application to your lashes.

Positive Reviews: Research user reviews and ratings to gauge the effectiveness of the product. Genuine positive experiences can help you make an informed choice.

Usage Instructions: Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for application frequency and method.

Alternatively, use black castor oil

Instead of cold-pressed castor oil, you can also use black castor oil. Black castor oil is derived from roasted castor beans, giving it its distinct dark color and unique properties.

Moreover, with its unique roasting process, it may offer added nutrients and a thicker consistency that could enhance adherence to lashes, potentially supporting eyelash growth more effectively than regular cold-pressed castor oil.

Do a Patch Test First

Perform a patch test before applying castor oil to eyelashes. Apply a small amount of the oil to a discreet area, such as the inside of your forearm, and wait for 24 hours. If you experience redness, itching, or any discomfort, avoid using the oil to prevent potential allergic reactions or irritation.

So what steps should you follow to grow your lashes using castor oil?

Step 1: Clean Your Lashes Carefully

The first step for keeping eyelashes (or skin) healthy is to thoroughly wash and rinse off your makeup every night! My styles developed because my hair follicles on my eyelids were getting clogged (makeup).

Now, even if I am exhausted (and I mean like e-x-h-a-u-s-t-e-d), I always take the time and effort to thoroughly clean my face before bedtime.

What are the risks if you don’t wash your makeup off?

  • Increased eyelash loss
  • Allergy development (mascara, for example)
  • Dry skin, acne.
  • Accelerated aging of the skin (especially due to eye makeup)

While you sleep, your body and cells need to “breathe.”  Removing your makeup every day purifies your skin, allowing it to breathe properly, and thoroughly removing traces of mascara, eye shadow, or eyeliner from your eyes will prevent increased eyelash loss, sty development, or other impurities.

When you wake up the next morning with your face and eyes feeling fresh, I promise you won’t regret spending that extra two minutes cleaning your face the night before.

What’s more is that your face will already be fresh and ready for another day of makeup (or better, embrace your natural beauty and skip a day of wearing makeup – your lashes will benefit tremendously from taking a break in supporting all that mascara).

A Simple Way to Clean Your Lashes

  1. Use 1 cotton ball per eye
  2. Dip it in your eye makeup remover and let it sit a few seconds on your lashes
  3. Gently wipe away, starting with the inside corner eye and working your way outwards

Of course, you can use any makeup remover that you normally use, but specifically, getting a gentle-solution eye makeup remover will greatly help to remove makeup (heavy, waterproof, or light) without damaging your eyelashes with harsh soap, for example.  You can even use castor oil to thoroughly purify your face. However, a makeup remover (and using it daily) is the basic solution in order to avoid any eye problems.  By following only this step, you will already see an improvement in the length and health of your lashes.

If you’re a man, just simply use a facewash to clean your eyes before using castor oil for eyelashes growth

Step 2: How to Use Castor Oil for Eyelashes Growth

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Now let’s move on to the specifics of how castor oil acts on your eyelashes.  Castor oil is extremely rich in fatty and omega acids. Once applied, the castor oil will work deeply to nourish your lashes from root to tip, allowing your lashes, over time to grow thicker, longer, and healthier.

How to apply castor oil to eyelashes?

To achieve the best results, you can use castor oil for eyelashes in the following three ways:

1. With the help of a mascara brush/tube (that is clean/empty)

This is the ideal application method, as using a mascara brush will evenly spread the oil throughout your lashes from root to tip. It also prevents you from using too much (which can be the case with a q-tip or finger).

2. Or a clean Q-tip (avoids getting fingers messy) –make sure to use very small amounts!–

3. Or lastly, you can get a bit sticky and apply castor oil to your lashes with your finger

This is what I do just because I don’t have to waste a q-tip and because I lost my castor oil mascara tube in Nepal. I personally apply a small amount and massage them with castor oil each night after cleaning my face and then remove the castor oil when I wake up the next morning.

If you’re just starting this routine, start by applying castor oil to your lashes at least 3 times a week.  If you want quicker results, apply more often and pay special attention to targeting the roots of your eyelashes. Of course, please adjust according to your needs or preference.

Check out Lilith Moon’s tutorial and video below, proving that using castor oil really works in growing longer, healthier lashes!

Conclusion: Does Castor Oil Help Eyelashes Grow?

Within a month and a half of using castor oil on my lashes, I found them to look and feel longer and healthier. In the beginning, I did my first week applying castor oil 3-4 times. In the next couple of weeks, I upped my application frequency to 7x a week. About 5-6 weeks later, I was truly noticing longer, healthier lashes.

Castor oil for eyelashes results:

Here are the following results using castor oil on eyelashes:

  • Results within a couple of days: Eyelashes that look and feel soft, supple, and darker.
  • Results after one month+: Noticeable growth in length, thickness, and overall health.

I wear less and less mascara daily because, thanks to castor oil, I no longer need to use makeup to lengthen or make my lashes appear bold. That’s why I highly recommend you try using castor oil for your eyelashes, too!

It is the best natural solution to grow out your lashes and to keep them looking and feeling strong and healthy! It’s natural, inexpensive, and worth the small time and effort.

If you have tried castor oil for eyelashes, don’t hesitate to leave a comment below, sharing your personal experience! How long until you started seeing results from using castor oil–before and after? Don’t forget you can also use magical castor oil for your hair, eyebrows, skin, and nails!

FAQs: Castor Oil for Eyelashes

Q1: Does Castor Oil Really help with enhancing eyelashes?

A: Absolutely, Castor Oil for Eyelashes is believed to offer potential benefits for enhancing the appearance of eyelashes. It’s renowned for its nourishing properties that may contribute to longer and fuller-looking lashes.

Q2: What’s the proper way to apply Castor Oil for Eyelashes?

A: The proper application of Castor Oil for Eyelashes is straightforward. You can use a clean mascara wand or a cotton swab to gently apply a small amount of Castor Oil for Eyelashes to clean and dry lashes. Begin at the base and carefully work towards the tips, making sure to avoid any contact with the eyes.

Q3: How often should I use Castor Oil on my eyelashes?

A: For potentially positive effects, using Castor Oil for Eyelashes on your eyelashes 2 to 3 times per week is a common approach. Consistency over time is key to potentially experiencing improvements.

Q4: When might I start noticing results from using Castor Oil on my eyelashes?

A: Results can vary among individuals, but some users report observing enhanced eyelash appearance within a few weeks of consistent use of Castor Oil for Eyelashes. More noticeable changes could become apparent after a few months.

Q5: Is Castor Oil for Eyelashes safe for sensitive eyes?

A: Yes, Castor Oil for Eyelashes is generally considered safe for most individuals, including those with sensitivity. However, it’s recommended to conduct a patch test before applying Castor Oil for Eyelashes to the eyelashes to ensure there are no adverse reactions.

Q6: Can I apply Castor Oil to my eyebrows as well?

A: Absolutely! The potential benefits of Castor Oil for Eyelashes extend to eyebrows as well. You can apply it using a clean brush or cotton swab, following the same technique you use for your eyelashes.

Q7: What should I do if Castor Oil accidentally gets into my eyes?

A: If Castor Oil for Eyelashes comes into contact with your eyes, gently rinse them with clean water. If any discomfort persists, it’s advisable to seek medical attention as a precaution.

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  1. Hello,
    I’m Steven,23 years old.I would like to ask a question about to grow eyebrow hairs on scar.I got a scar on the left eyebrow since I was 12 years old.Now I’ve been using castor oil for eyelashes and eyebrows.I was aware that come to long my eyelashes and thick my eyebrows.So how can I do for that

    • Hey Steven! Thanks for dropping by 🙂 Great to hear you’re using castor oil. Castor oil is also great for reducing visible scar tissue, so continue to massage castor oil on the area at least 2X a day for several weeks. Not only will you see eyebrow thickness as a result, hopefully your scar will diminish over time too.


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