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Are there any homemade lip plumper recipes?

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Many homemade lip plumper recipes are available. These recipes provide instructions for making a topical lip plumping balm or similar mixture using common or easily obtained household ingredients.

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HowStuffWorks explains that some lip plumpers achieve results by irritating sensitive skin. The irritated skin then swells, providing plumper lips temporarily. Effective ingredients include cinnamon, menthol, ginger, caffeine, wintergreen and capsaicin.

One recipe for a homemade lip plumper, as suggested by HowStuffWorks, combines a few drops of menthol, wintergreen or cinnamon essential oils with either a petroleum jelly or beeswax base. A small amount of cayenne pepper also could be used, though the mixture should be applied sparingly to avoid risk of burning or development of ulcers.

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