A while ago, Jill introduced me to the magic that is Lip Plumper. The clear, tingly gloss goes great over your favorite lip stain and supposedly stimulates blood flow to your lips making them plump and appear fuller. However, it can also be pretty pricey. And let's face it: we Homemade Mamas are cheap (although we like to call it "thrifty"! Sounds cuter that way!). So I would use the tube she gave me sparingly, saving it for those rare nights out. Then I came across this post by the ever-ingenious Delighted Momma where she says you can make your own! What?! She discovered that the secret ingredient in those pricey plumpers in cinnamon oil, which is the key to stimulating blood flow for a natural plump! I tried it out and am so excited to share it with you!
What You Need:
- Clear unscented lip gloss (though mine had a slight watermelon scent & it worked fine anyway)
- Cinnamon oil
Add 6-7 drops of cinnamon oil to your clear lip gloss. The original "recipe" calls for 7-8 drops of cinnamon oil. I did 8 and the result was more on the burning side of tingly (which, oddly, I kinda liked). Start with a little - you can always add more.
|More oil = more plump & more tingle|