Nowadays the beauty industry has developed so much that we are able to find a myriad of products for every beauty problem known to women. Lip plumpers are the perfect example of a product that was designed to fulfill the perceived needs of women who needed a boost to get sexier and more kissable lips. However for those who have a frugal attitude towards beauty or for those who are looking for a green alternative, the price and complicated ingredients can often be a deterrent when it comes to purchasing one of these products.
Fortunately, there’s no need to give up the lip plumper benefits because, like in the case of most conventional beauty products there are various homemade alternatives you can try for a similar effect. The key to making an effective substitute for any product often relies in understanding the basic principles by which these products works.
In most cases these products contain an irritating substance such as cayenne pepper that causes a temporary inflammation making the lips seem plumper as a result. That’s why a stinging sensation is often experienced short time after applying these products.
Homemade lip plumpers often rely on cinnamon leaf oil, ginger,peppermint oil/peppermint extract or liquid cayenne pepper in order to get a similar effect. These natural ingredients have a beneficial effect as they stimulate the blood flow. Here are a few recipes that can be used to get beautiful lips:
Cinnamon lip plumper You will need to mix together about 6 drops cinnamon leaf oil, 6 tbs of olive oil, one vitamin E gel caplet, liquid vitamins B6 and B3 and put it all in a clean reusable container. Most of the ingredients required for these recipes can be purchased at health food stores. Storing it in a dry, cool place is recommended as natural ingredients usually have a shorter lifespan compared to conventional varieties and an incorrect storage can decrease it even further.
Peppermint lip plumper For this recipe you will need the following ingredients: 1 tbs of petroleum jelly, 2 drops of peppermint oil, half a teaspoon of beeswax and 2 teaspoons of red pepper. A dash of ginger can also be added, however those who who have sensitive skin might find the combination a little bit too much. This recipe is also extremely simple as all you will need to do is to combine all these ingredients well enough in order to get the best consistency. Storing the lip plumper in a glass container is recommended.
Shea butter and peppermint oil lip plumper For an ultra moisturizing lip plumper you can prepare in a heart beat make sure you have these ingredients at hand: petroleum jelly, peppermint oil and Shea butter. Mixing equal amounts of each of these ingredients can be a good idea however if you are allergy prone going easy on peppermint oil is advisable as otherwise the effect might be a little unpleasant to say the least.