What are the benefits of cinnamon leaf oil on lips?

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What are the benefits of cinnamon leaf oil on lips?
There are some benefits of putting cinnamon leaf oil on your lips. (Image by Flickr.com, courtesy of Faraz Usmani)

Cinnamon leaf oil is created when the leaves of the Cinnamomum zeylanicum plant are distilled by steam, until nothing is left but the essential oil. Some people find putting cinnamon leaf oil on their lips beneficial.

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Plump Lips

Cinnamon leaf oil is not necessarily intended for application to the lips, however when applied carefully it can result in plumper or fuller-looking lips.

What are the benefits of cinnamon leaf oil on lips?
Cinnamon oil can produce plumper lips. (Image by Flickr.com, courtesy of jenny downing)

Physical Reaction

Lips become plumper due to irritation of the mucous membrane and an increase in blood flow to the lips. Users commonly report a tingling feeling.

Warnings

Experiment with low doses or diluted cinnamon leaf oil to prevent damage or burning the lips. Lipaugmentation.com suggests applying a sample to an inconspicuous area to test for possible reactions.

Suggested Application

Experiment with adding a few drips of cinnamon leaf oil into lip gloss or other lip moisturising treatments.

What are the benefits of cinnamon leaf oil on lips?
Add cinnamon oil to your regular lip gloss product. (Image by Flickr.com, courtesy of Katie Tegtmeyer)

Other Uses of Cinnamon Leaf Oil

Cinnamon oil is commonly known for its aromatherapy uses. Among its most common benefits is the ability to calm and lessen depression.

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