How to Get Beautiful Eyelashes and Eyebrows with Castor Oil

Updated on August 15, 2016
Long, thick lashes can be yours by giving them a coating of castor oil, which is rich in Vitamin E and restores hair naturally.
Long, thick lashes can be yours by giving them a coating of castor oil, which is rich in Vitamin E and restores hair naturally. | Source

How many of us have admired a baby’s long eyelashes enviously and wished for those beautiful, long lashes? Do you get jealous of a friend's perfectly shaped and healthy-looking eyebrows?

Thin or sparse eyelashes can be due to poor diet, age, heredity, over-use of cosmetics, or over-plucking.

Castor Oil is a one-stop treatment for healthy eyelashes and eyebrows. Beautiful lashes and shapely, bushy eyebrows are achievable through simple steps you can take at home.

How to Use Castor Oil for Beautiful Eyelashes

You Will Need:

  • Castor oil
  • A clean eyeliner brush, mascara wand, or a Q-tip

Method:

  • Cleanse the face and eye area as you normally would.
  • Dip a clean mascara wand lightly into castor oil. Tap off excess.
  • Starting at the inner corner of the eye, coat the lashes from root to tip, working across until all the lashes are coated.
  • Repeat on the other eye.
  • Use a Q-tip under eye area to remove any excess.
  • Leave on overnight and remove in the morning by gently cleansing the eye area (if you don't clean off the oil, makeup won't stay on).

Thicker Eyelashes With Castor Oil

How to Use Castor Oil for Healthy, Beautiful Eyebrows

You Will Need:

  • Castor oil
  • Q-tip or clean eyeliner brush or comb

Method:

  • Cleanse the skin as normal, making sure to include the eyebrows. Pat the brows with toner or water to remove any excess oil.
  • Dip the Q-tip into the castor oil. Tap off excess.
  • Apply onto the eyebrow, moving in the direction of hair growth.
  • Use the Q-tip's dry end to remove excess oil around the eyebrow.
  • Leave on overnight.
  • Wash the face as normal in the morning.

Benefits of Castor Oil

Jamaican is the purest and highest quality of castor oil. It is raw and unrefined, so retains all or most of the nutrients.

When deciding to buy castor oil, make sure you look for the words cold-pressed or cold-processed on the label.

This emollient comes from the castor bean or seed. It is a very pale yellow or colourless liquid with an either mild or nonexistent odour. It is used in products including perfume and soap and has health benefits and uses, including:

  • Laxative
  • Helps skin disorders
  • Rich in Vitamin E
  • Rich in essential fatty acids
  • Promotes hair growth
  • Slows hair thinning
  • Treats dry, itchy scalp
  • Antifungal
  • Anti-inflammatory properties
  • Antibacterial properties
  • Eases abdominal complaints and muscular pain
  • Acne
  • Headaches
  • Induces Labour (being heavily researched)
  • Sunburn
  • Enhances memory (according to Ayurvedic medicine)

Have you ever used Castor Oil in this way?

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        margaritta 5 months ago

        It's amazing, you are telling about the topic in entertaining + scientific manner, I love that!! I was using castor oil for so many things in my life, - for purifying, improving my skin, hair, and eyelashes too... Just I got tired of it at one moment and started to try smth new... For now I only approved for myself Cherish Lash serum - it's not as chemical as other serums on the market, and extremely resultative. But maybe it's time to return to the old method?? :) Thank you a lot!!

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        Anna 9 months ago

        Thank you so much for such a detailed description - of course I knew about Castor Oil, but you are explaining with more nuances... I actually avoid to use it, because it feels too heavy on my skin and makes my eyes uncomfortable. I don't know what I would do with my short eyelashes, if I didn't find the Cherish Lash balm. I could compare its effect with good oils, but quicker and more intensive. Thanks again for the review!!

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        sabrina fialho 12 months ago

        sabrina fialho

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        i apply simple castor oil on my eye brows past one month and its become dark and my eyebrows have grown.

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        Paula 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

        Suzie...I thought you may like to know that I've done the Castor oil routine with my lashes for quite a while. IT WORKS. My lashes are thicker, even a bit longer and look "healthier"

        Thanks for helping out an older grandma to be a Sexy Mama.(?) Now, if you would please, send me a tall, handsome sexy Irishman who wants to watch me bat my lashes......Thank you.

        In all fairness, make sure he understands that's about ALL I do. Love you Suzie........Paula

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        aayushi 2 years ago

        hi! density of my eyebrows and eyelashes is very less.

        i could not get cold pressed castor oil so i got refiined castor oil.

        So, does using refined castor oil on eyebrows harmful in any way .

        like can i use it on me eyebrows

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        Shauna L Bowling 2 years ago from Central Florida

        Suzie, I'm definitely going to give this try. My lashes aren't what they used to be. Thanx for the tip!

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        umaima 3 years ago

        Hi!can i use thz tip to my baby????

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        Musu Bangura 4 years ago from Nation's Capital

        Another reason for me to use castor oil. I've learned it's also good for hair and sin issues. Thanks for sharing this information! Voted up.

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        Girly 4 years ago

        Hi Suzie

        Thank you for sharing. I have heard about Jamaican black castor oil but i can't seem to find it. I tried Boots and most pharmacies. Do you know where I can buy it in Dublin,Ireland? Please help as I really want to give it a try

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        Lola 4 years ago from London

        Interesting. I'll have to give this ago. I had my eyelashes done and they totally ruined them.

        http://hubpages.com/@theseshoes

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        Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

        Cheers Vishakha,

        So glad you enjoyed this!

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        Vishakha Bajaj 4 years ago

        Very informative hub. A big thanks for sharing this information.

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        Suzanne Ridgeway 5 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

        Hi vibesites,

        Good to see you are a fan of this and are keen to give it a go, enjoy! Castor oil is marvelous for hair growth. Appreciate your votes greatly!

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        vibesites 5 years ago from United States

        This is really nice! I need to emphasize my eyes with long lashes! Thanks for your tips, I might give it a go. Up, useful. :)

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        Suzanne Ridgeway 5 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

        Hi Irc,

        Castor Oil is a super oil for body, hair, face . . . . everywhere! It's been heralded as a great hair thickener so perfect for sparse eyelashes or eyebrows. Hope you find it good, you do need to keep it going for awhile. Many thanks for your interest :-)

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        Linda Crist 5 years ago from Central Virginia

        I was exploring hubs this morning and fell upon this one. It is so well written and organized perfectly that it was an easy read. It was also very informative and I am going to give castor oil a try on my skimpy lashes. Thanks for providing hope and a solution. Great job!

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        Suzanne Ridgeway 5 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

        Hi Heather,

        Castor oil has benefits for hair growth that definitely make a difference so it is a mighty useful oil to have at home for a variety of benefits.Thanks for visit and comment, enjoy trying it out.

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        HeatherH104 5 years ago from USA

        I've been self conscious with how thin my eye lashes have become with age and definitely think this is worth a try!

        Great hub!

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        Suzanne Ridgeway 5 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

        Hi Thelma,

        So happy to know you enjoyed this one, castor oil is a marvelous skin product too so plenty of opportunities to use it! Thanks for your support, always a pleasure to have you visit, comment and support !

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        Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany

        Wow! Another great tips again. Thank you Suzie;-) I have to try this.

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        Suzanne Ridgeway 5 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

        Hi younghopes,

        How good of you to comment, so glad you found interesting! Castor Oil is a great oil for many skin care products so it would never go to waste for you. Hope you give it a try sometime! Thanks again!

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        Shadaan Alam 5 years ago from India

        hi Suzie, thanks for sharing this interesting hub here, i have never used castor oil ever, but now after reading your hub i m tempted to try it out

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        Suzanne Ridgeway 5 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

        Hi livingsta,

        Castor Oil is one of those great products that has so many wonderful uses in beauty care alone. It increases hair growth and takes a little time but thicker lashes and eyebrows are possible with it! Many thanks for your visit, comment, votes and share, you are wonderful!

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        livingsta 5 years ago from United Kingdom

        Hi Suzie, I have used castor oil for my hair, mixed with other oil to make it less viscous. This is the first time, i am reading about it being used for eyelashes and eyebrows. Thank you for sharing this with us. Definitely worth a try!

        Votes up and sharing!

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        Suzanne Ridgeway 5 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

        Hi Dorota,

        Many thanks for droppin in and for asking this question! Yes, JMCO is great to use for all hair regardless of the color. it will moisturize, thicken and increase hair growth as it increases blood flow to the scalp. Do give it a try i am sure you will love it! Thanks again!!

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        Dorota 5 years ago

        Hi Suzie,

        I was thinking to use jamaican black castor oil on my hair to make them a little thicker. Do you think it's safe to use it on my medium blond hair ? It's not a natural hair color though...

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        Suzanne Ridgeway 5 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

        Hi lbjnflower,

        Many thanks for dropping by, hope you enjoy it!!

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        Belinda Ferrell 5 years ago from TENN

        Hi I will surely try this

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        Suzanne Ridgeway 5 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

        Hi adrienne,

        There is certainly a wealth of information here on HP, that's for sure. Many thanks for taking the time to read and comment. I hope you find this method successful it does take time. Castor oil is definitely one oil that has many uses cosmetically so will not go to waste! Appreciate your votes greatly!

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        Adrienne F Manson 5 years ago from Atlanta

        Hi Suzie! I have said it a thousand times HP is the best place on the net for information, and writing. This is an awesome hub I can not wait to try this. My whole life I have wanted those nice thick eyebrow, and lush lashes. Thanks so much for sharing this tip. My brows have always been thin, who knew castor oil was a way to thicken them up! Voted up and awesome!

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        Suzanne Ridgeway 5 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

        Hi FlourishAnyway,

        Many thanks for your interest, castor oil is full of skin benefits and great for eyelashes and eyebrows. Appreciate your comments greatly!

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        FlourishAnyway 5 years ago from USA

        Fascinating! I have not heard of this simple and cost-effective home remedy. Thanks for sharing.

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        Suzanne Ridgeway 5 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

        Hi Jeannieinabottle!

        Good to have you here, many thanks for dropping by! Castor oil is one of those products that you would not expect in a cosmetic product but it so valuable! Your bottle will not go waste that's for sure. Many thanks for votes and sharing, much appreciated!!

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        Jeannie InABottle 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

        I am always looking for new ways to get thicker eyelashes. I will be buying castor oil in the very near future. Thanks for the advice. Voted up and shared!

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        Suzanne Ridgeway 5 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

        Hi cathie,

        great to have you stop by, thanks so much for commenting and delighted to hear you found informative!

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        Hamza Arshad 5 years ago from Pakistan

        I have read the topic its truly informative and i carry some new information from here thanks for sharing!

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        Suzanne Ridgeway 5 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

        Great stuff, Rebecca, enjoy!

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        Rebecca Furtado 5 years ago from Anderson, Indiana

        Will do washing out an old mascara brush as we speak.

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        Suzanne Ridgeway 5 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

        Hi Rebecca,

        Many thanks for your comments and input here. I hope you find the castor oil beneficial. I know a number of friends with blonde eyelashes and eyebrows too. Look forward to hearing how you find it. If you need any tips for using color and makeup for blond eyelashes and eyebrows do drop me a mail. Many thanks again :-)

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        Rebecca Furtado 5 years ago from Anderson, Indiana

        I am going to try this. As a very blonde blonde I have very little body hair and no real eyelashes that can be seen or eye brows for that matter. It is not ageing just the way I have always been. Great Hub . I am giving it a shot will report back.

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        Suzanne Ridgeway 5 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

        Hi Cathie,

        Welcome and many thanks for taking time to comment and check this out. Castor Oil is a super ingredient to have at home it is so versatile. You will need to use this for a good period of time to see results. Good luck and enjoy!

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        Hamza Arshad 5 years ago from Pakistan

        i have found it very useful.i am gonna try this for sure:)

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        Suzanne Ridgeway 5 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

        Hi Vespa,

        Delighted to hear you are finding a difference in your skin with my few suggestions! Castor oil is a marvel of an ingredient you wouldn't expect to have so many benefits. Appreciate your lovely positive thumbs up on the series, I will continue to write some new DIY beauty hubs since they are proving popular, thank you so much Vespa! :-)

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        vespawoolf 5 years ago from Peru, South America

        I'm blown away by this hub. I just read another hub today about the health benefits of castor oil. I definitely need to get some of this stuff! I've never heard of the Jamaican black variety, though. Since my eyebrows are getting sparser and my eyelashes have never been lush and abundant, I'm definitely going to try this one. My skin is really benefiting from all your beauty tips, btw. My skin looks clearer and my pores smaller from the cider vinegar and it's softer from the tomato and other masks. Thanks so much. Please keep pumping out this beauty advice!

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        Suzanne Ridgeway 5 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

        Hi Sam,

        I hope you give this a try, it definitely seems to work on hair growth over time. Thanks so much for your input and comments, much appreciated as always. Delighted to have you stop by and take an interest! :-)

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        Samantha Harris 5 years ago from New York

        Thank you so much! I asked my mom to tweeze my eyebrows when I was pretty young and she always did it so thin. Now that I'm older I prefer fuller, more natural looking eyebrows, but the hair won't grow back in some spots T_T. Now I'm going to use your tips to help my poor eyebrows!

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        Suzanne Ridgeway 5 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

        Hi randomcreative,

        I am so pleased you enjoyed this, it is amazing the things that you can use the most unlikeliest ingredients for, like castor oil! Appreciate your comments, thanks so much!

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        Rose Clearfield 5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

        I had no idea that you could use castor oil on eyelashes and eyebrows! You learn something new everyday. Thanks for the great information here.

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        Suzanne Ridgeway 5 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

        Hi Crystal,

        Good to see you again, delighted you enjoyed. I know, many people have had the castor oil in childhood and not been too keen on it! Thanks for thinking of this more positively now, appreciate your votes Crystal!!

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        Suzanne Ridgeway 5 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

        Hi elle64,

        Appreciate your comment, thanks for taking the interest, and hope you give it a go!

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        Crystal Tatum 5 years ago from Georgia

        Very interesting. I had a few doses of castor oil in my childhood and that experience pretty much turned me off from ever using it again, for any purpose! But I'm glad to know that it can have pleasant side effects! Voted up and interesting.

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        elle64 5 years ago from Scandinavia

        Never heard about castor oil- thanks

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        Suzanne Ridgeway 5 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

        Hi Paula,

        Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!! Many thanks for your input and hopefully you will enjoy trying this out! Cheers for the up ++++, you are a star!

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        Suzanne Ridgeway 5 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

        Hi Gypsy,

        Good to see you, many thanks for your votes, always great to get!! Hope you enjoy trying this out.

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        Suzanne Ridgeway 5 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

        Hi unknown spy,

        That's cool to know, delighted to hear you find it good for both!! Appreciate you reading and leaving a positive comment!!

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        Suzanne Ridgeway 5 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

        Hi Jamie!

        Yep, another unusual but effective little bottle! Delighted you enjoyed this so much Jamie, appreciate all the votes and sharing!! Cheers!:-)

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        Suzanne Ridgeway 5 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

        Hi heavenleigh,

        Thanks very much, glad you enjoyed, appreciate your visit and comment!

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        Suzanne Ridgeway 5 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

        Hi Faythef,

        Many thanks for stopping by, hope you do give it a try!

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        Paula 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

        Suz...I definitely will try this....and let you know how it worked......finally, a use for castor oil I can deal with!!!.........Up+++

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        Gypsy48 5 years ago

        I will have to give this a try. Thanks for sharing, voted up and useful:)

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        IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

        hi suzie. i used castor oil for my eyebrows and for my hair. its good.

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        Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

        This is very interesting! I had not heard this but I think it's definitely worth a try... thank you for another great hub! Voting up, useful, sharing :)

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        Heaven L Burkes 5 years ago from The Invincible Heart of Neverland

        Good to know! Thank you for the info. :)

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        Faythe Payne 5 years ago from USA

        Hmmm..I just may have to give this a try.

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        Suzanne Ridgeway 5 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

        Hi teaches!

        Glad you are enjoying these tips so much. Hope you find this helps and I really love hearing your thoughts and comments, many thanks!!

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        Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

        I may do this, Suzie. I could use some thicker lashes. I am very thankful for all your home-made remedy options and the cost-savings it provides.

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        Suzanne Ridgeway 5 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

        Hi Bill!

        LOL, thought you may have have jumped at this one to try, oh well . . . I will find 1 to be your kinda thing someday!!!

        Hope you are enjoying thanksgiving, thinking of you and sending lots of good wishes for the holidays your neck of the woods! Appreciate you replying here, you are a rockstar of a follower!

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        Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

        LMAO! No! I love you my dear friend, but I am not doing this. :) I have been with you every step of the way with your home concoctions, but I draw the line at making beautiful eyelashes. I'm just happy I still have hair.

        Have a wonderful afternoon dear friend!

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