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If you dream about having long, lush eyelashes, leave the makeup counter and come home. There is a way to help boost your eyelash — and even eyebrow — growth without using expensive commercial mascara products that claim to volumize and lengthen your lashes. This homemade remedy will enhance eyelash growth as well as strengthen, clean, highlight and revitalize the hair.

Pour odorless, tasteless castor oil into a small bottle. The bottle only needs to hold about one ounce.

Peel a lemon, carefully cutting a slice of the lemon peel that will fit into the one-ounce bottle. Wash the lemon peel in cool water. Allow the lemon peel to slightly dry.

Drop a slice of the washed lemon peel into the ounce bottle of castor oil and allow the lemon to steep for several days. Three to four days works best.

Apply a small amount of the castor oil and lemon onto your eyelashes just before you go to bed every night. Use a clean mascara brush to apply the serum. You can clean the mascara brush that you have, but it is best to purchase a new mascara applicator.

Rinse off the serum in the morning. You will reapply more of the lemon castor oil every night.