– 1/4 teaspoon Ground Ginger
– 2 tablespoons 100% Virgin Coconut Oil
– 1-2 drops Peppermint Essential OilCayenne pepper will inflame your lips to give them a more swollen appearance. Ginger has a very similar effect as it irritates the vessels in your lips to help them grow.
Nobody likes the feeling of dry, parched lips which is where coconut oil comes in. Coconut oil will provide your lips with a glossy shine that moisturizes and nourishes.
Finally, peppermint oil works twofold. It will help soothe the tingling sensation you may feel from the cayenne and ginger while also providing you with fresh breath. Tell me, how many plumping glosses do you know that do all that for you?
The process for making this gloss is simple. You will need two different sized pots. Fill the larger pot with water, but not so much that when you place the smaller pot inside it will overflow. Bring the water to a boil and then add your coconut oil, cayenne pepper and ground ginger to the small pot. Let the contents come to a simmer then add in your peppermint essential oil and stir for another 20 seconds or so.
Pour the contents into a small container and let it cool down. Using your finger or a cotton swab, do a little spot test to make sure you don’t have any adverse reactions. Once you know it’s safe, go ahead and slather on your plumping gloss.
A Few Helpful Hints
If tingly isn’t your thing, add a few drops of raw honey to your mix. Honey will soothe, moisturize and taste great!
Not into clear gloss? Grab your trusty mineral powder blush and add a teaspoon to your gloss. It will add just enough color to bring some life to your newly plumped pout.