It is probably the long eyelashes why Minnie Mouse has Mickey Mouse wrapped around her little finger and he goes following her around everywhere she calls him. Not to forget, all those lead female characters have their way of persuading men to get what they want by simple fluttering their eyelashes. But while those women are all ten layers of makeup and fake eyelashes with thick coats of mascara, in real life you can always resort to natural ways to grow longer and thicker eyelashes. Here are some of the most effective home remedies for long eyelashes.

  1. Castor Oil

This little secret is used not only for the growth of eyelashes but also eyebrows and hair. It stimulates the hair follicles and nourishes them for voluminous lashes. Castor oil also boasts anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties that combat micro-organisms that pose as an obstacle for growth.

In order to reap the benefits of this natural remedy, you will need a cotton swab or a clean brush to apply the oil on your lashes before you head to bed. You can also pair castor oil with vitamin oil before application to add a nutritious source to the long lash spell. Leave the solution on overnight and wash with lukewarm water in the morning.

  1. Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is the queen of all home remedies and it is so renowned for its effective solutions that it has formed the base of several cosmetic products peppering the market today. The plant gel is packed with numerous nutrients and vitamins that promote the growth of thick eyelashes. In addition, it can also help to moisturize the lashes.

To apply this miracle gel, you will need an old but clear mascara wand. Apply the Aloe Vera gel on the lashes with the help of the mascara wand and leave it overnight. Wash off with warm water the other day.

  1. Lemon Peels

These are a good way to add volume to your eyelashes, as the source is enriched with vitamin B and C, folic acid, and several other nutrients that encourage the growth of your lashes. Pair these peels with castor or olive oil, which will help to promote hair growth and thickness.

Your DIY method will need the skin of a lemon along with a quarter cup of castor or olive oil. Soak small pieces of the cut lemon peel in the oil for 2-3 days. Then, apply the oil on your lashes before bed and wash in the morning

  1. Green Tea

Green tea is a complete full dose of antioxidants that not only stimulates good lashes growth but also makes them longer, stronger, and thicker. In addition, the flavonoids help to clean the hair follicles, paving the way for substantial lash growth.

Simply dip a cotton ball in green tea and smear it on the eyelashes. A more effective way, however, is to collect a teaspoon of green tea leaves along with a cup of hot water. Next, add the tea leaves into the water and let them sit there for a couple of minutes. Once the water has cooled, apply it on the lashes with a cotton ball, leave it overnight. This decoction can be used for 3-4 days provided the rest of the green tea is stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

  1. Massage the Lashes to Life

Massaging the eyelids gently can help to facilitate greater blood flow to the follicle and providing more nutrients to the region. This stimulates longer lash growth in the most natural way.

To accomplish lustrous lashes, wash your hands and apply a little Vaseline, oil or shea butter on your eyelids. Then, use your fingertips to massage along the lash line and lids using small, circular motions. You should do this at least once in a day or a few times in a week.