Blog/DIY Eyelash Care For Stronger Lashes
11/20/2023 | 3 min read

DIY Eyelash Care For Stronger Lashes

Natural remedies and habits for healthier lashes on a budget

woman applying growth serum to her long eyelashes in front of mirror

Who doesn't dream of having long, luscious eyelashes? Achieving the fuller look you desire doesn’t always require expensive products.In this blog, we'll explore the world of DIY eyelash care and learn how to promote healthier lash growth daily from the comfort of your own home. We'll cover affordable, easy and natural remedies, along with helpful tips and tricks from the pros.

The basics of healthy eyelashes

Let's first cover the fundamentals. Your lashes, like the hair on your head, need proper care and attention regularly. Here are some proven tips to get you into a simple and attainable everyday routine.

Keep your eyelashes clean

Maintaining clean lashes is one of the easiest and most affordable habits. Just as we cleanse our faces, we must also cleanse our lashes. Use a gentle, oil-free makeup remover to take off any mascara or eyeliner residue. This prevents your lashes from becoming brittle or clogged, promoting healthier growth.

Avoid overusing makeup

We all love the dramatic look of mascara, but using it excessively can be harmful to your lashes. Mascara, especially waterproof varieties, can be hard to remove and may lead to lash breakage. Make it a habit to skip mascara every so often to let your lashes breathe a bit. After all, even lashes need a lazy Sunday.

Maintain a balanced diet

Eating a well-balanced diet rich in vitamins and nutrients can positively impact your lash health too. Biotin, vitamin E and Omega-3 fatty acids are particularly good for lash growth. Incorporate foods like nuts, fish and leafy greens into your diet to promote stronger and longer eyelashes.

Natural remedies for healthier lashes

Now that we've covered the everyday basics, let's move on to some natural remedies you can try out at home.

Castor oil

One of the best-kept secrets in the world of eyelash care is castor oil. It's a natural, affordable remedy that can help strengthen and lengthen your lashes. Simply dip a clean mascara brush or a cotton swab into castor oil and apply it to your lashes before bedtime. You can expect noticeable results within a few weeks.

Coconut oil

Did you know coconut oil isn’t just for cooking? It's a versatile beauty aid too. To make a natural lash conditioner, gently warm a small amount of coconut oil and apply it to your lashes using a cotton swab or clean mascara brush. The healthy fats and vitamins in coconut oil will nourish your lashes and promote growth.

Green tea

Green tea isn’t just for sipping; it’s antioxidant properties can work wonders for your lashes too. Brew a cup of green tea and let it cool. Use a cotton ball to apply the tea to your lashes. The antioxidants in green tea help reduce lash loss, leaving you with a fuller, healthier look.

Best practices for maintaining healthy lashes

Creating a routine is crucial for achieving and maintaining enviable lashes. Here are some recommendations to help you establish healthy habits.

Be gentle

When removing makeup or applying any DIY remedies, always be gentle with your lashes. Avoid rubbing or pulling on them, as this can lead to breakage.

Remove makeup before bed

Never go to bed with your mascara or eye makeup on. Leaving makeup on overnight can lead to lash damage. Always make a habit of removing your makeup before going to sleep.

Use a clean mascara wand

If you're using mascara, ensure that your mascara wand is clean and free from clumps. Clumpy mascara can cause lashes to stick together, making them look sparse.

Give your lashes a break

Occasionally, let your lashes breathe. Avoid wearing mascara and other eye makeup for a day or two to prevent damage and allow your lashes to recover.

Affordable DIY eyelash growth serums

If you're looking for a cost-effective way to promote healthier lash growth at home, you can create your eyelash serum using affordable, natural ingredients you probably already have on hand. Here are two simple recipes to try.

Aloe vera and Vitamin E serum


  • 1 teaspoon of aloe vera gel

  • 1-2 drops of vitamin E oil


Mix the aloe vera gel and vitamin E oil in a clean container. Apply a small amount of this serum to your lashes using a clean mascara brush before bedtime. Aloe vera provides hydration, while vitamin E promotes lash strength.

Olive oil and lavender oil serum


  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil

  • 2-3 drops of lavender essential oil


Combine the olive oil and lavender essential oil in a small container. Apply the serum to your lashes using a mascara brush. Olive oil moisturizes your lashes, and lavender oil can stimulate hair follicles.

Final reminders for achieving healthier lashes

Before we go, we’re leaving you with some final tips to ensure you're on the right track to achieving the lashes of your dreams.

Be patient

Natural remedies and DIY treatments take time to show results. Be patient and consistent in your efforts, and you'll see improvement over time.

Avoid false lashes

While false eyelashes may provide immediate volume and length, they can cause damage to your natural lashes use-after-use. It's best to use them sparingly for special occasions.

Consult a professional

If you're concerned about your lash health, experiencing excessive lash loss or still a ways away from achieving the fuller look you’re hoping for, it's always a good idea to consult a healthcare professional for guidance. That brings us right to the ways Agile can support you in this area!

So, how can Agile help?

Achieving fuller, healthier lashes doesn't have to be complicated. With the right habits and occasional guidance from a medical professional, you can enjoy the eyelashes you've always dreamed of. 

Your friendly and experienced providers at Agile Telehealth are only a click away should you want to explore options outside of at-home remedies. Simply fill out a brief patient assessment and one of our licensed clinicians will create a personalized plan tailored to your eyelash goals, which could include Latisse or Bimatoprost.