Even if you weren’t born with a voluptuous pout, full lips are still within reach. A DIY lip plumper offers benefits that come with using homemade, natural alternatives to pricey products and injections, and you can easily customize each mix. To give your lips a boost, try one of these DIY recipes.
How to Make DIY Lip Plumper at Home
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Cayenne, clove and cinnamon all have plumping effects, and this recipe is a great DIY lip plumper option that works quickly. Add 1 tablespoon of liquefied oil, such as olive, coconut, jojoba or sweet almond oil to a small bowl. Add a 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon or 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon oil, 1/2 teaspoon of ground cloves or 1/4 teaspoon of clove oil and 1/4 teaspoon of ground cayenne powder. Thoroughly mix everything together, and lightly massage it onto your lips in a circular motion. Leave it on for 5 to 10 minutes, and then rinse with cold water.
Melt 1 tablespoon of raw cocoa butter or coconut oil in a small bowl by placing it in the microwave for 15 seconds at a time. Add 1 teaspoon of olive oil and 8 drops of cinnamon essential oil and stir together. Once cooled, apply the DIY lip plumper to your lips. You can rinse it off after 10 minutes or leave it on for a lasting effect.
If you’ve been wondering how to get fuller lips on the go, put a full tube of your favorite lip balm in a small pot or bowl, melt it and mix in 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon oil. Once it cools, apply to your lips for a moisturized, plump look.
To exfoliate and plump your lips at the same time, use this DIY lip plumper. Mix 1 tablespoon of olive or sweet almond oil, 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon and 1 tablespoon of white sugar in a small bowl. Then, massage onto your lips for 5 to 10 minutes to help stimulate blood flow and make your lips appear fuller.
Give your favorite lip gloss plumping benefits with this easy recipe. Add six drops of peppermint oil to a tube of unscented, clear lip gloss. Carefully add 1/8 teaspoon of cayenne powder mix with the lip gloss wand, and apply to your lips for more fullness.
If you have sensitive skin, this is a great DIY lip plumper. Put a tablespoon each of olive or another moisturizing oil and white or brown sugar into a bowl. Dip a clean toothbrush into it and gently brush onto your lips in a circular motion. Massage for 3 to 5 minutes, and then rinse off with cold water.
Make a tinted DIY lip plumper by combining a stick of colored lipstick or lip balm with 8 drops of cinnamon oil. Microwave for 30 seconds, mix, allow to cool and apply with a lip brush.