Homemade recipes for lip plumpers

Updated February 21, 2017

When you want fuller, plumper lips, you do not need to buy any expensive products. You can make your own limp-plumping balm at home with inexpensive, healthy ingredients.

Cinnamon plumping balm

Cinnamon has a characteristic that stimulates blood flow. So, if you add it to your lips, you will feel a slight sting, and notice that your lips will start to puff up in a good way. To tone down the burn, you should mix the cinnamon oil with 110 ml (6 tablespoons) of olive oil and the oil from collagen and vitamin E capsules. When mixed together, you will have the slight sting, but the cinnamon and the soothing vitamin E will come together to create plumper, more luscious lips. Put the mixture into a balm container and make sure to keep it sealed tight after every use. If it is constantly exposed to the air, it will dry out and bacteria can easily begin to grow on it.

Shea butter balm

Shea butter is one of those natural ingredients that can be used for cooking as well as in cosmetics. It has natural anti-inflammatory and ultraviolet protectants, which is why it is used in many cosmetic products. In a lip plumper, Shea butter keeps your list moist and soft while other ingredients give your lips the plumping effect.

You need a heatproof cup that can be submerged in water. A double-boiler would do, or a glass bowl made to stand high heat. Mix 6 ml (1 tsp) of Shea butter with 6 ml (1 tsp) each of olive oil and beeswax, and 3 ml (½ tsp) of castor oil. Put all ingredients into the bowl and set the bowl in boiling water. Stir frequently until the wax and Shea butter are melted. Once all ingredients are well mixed, you can pour them into used, empty lip balm containers or tubes. Be sure to let this cool and settle so that it doesn't burn your lips.

Peppermint Plump

Like cinnamon, peppermint contains a natural blood-flow stimulant, so if you put it on your lips, you will see them plump! Menthol, the key ingredient in peppermint, can cause slight inflammation, and can be harsh if you use too much. Mix equal quantities of peppermint oil, petroleum jelly, and Shea butter, and you will have a great combination of tingling and smooth for lips that are perfectly plump.

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Joshua Bailey resides in Pennsylvania and has been a professional writer since 2007. His writing focuses on topics in film, entertainment, music and religion. Bailey has been published on eHow and has written numerous articles for three universities. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in business and creative writing from Moravian College.