Friday, March 9, 2012

Olive Oil Cinnamon Lip Plumping Scrub

*Update 7/20/16 - Scroll down for short video tutorial.

Spring must be in the air because beauty is on my mind this week!  I wanted to share my favorite lip treatment for super soft full lips!  It works wonders to smooth those poor winter chapped lips.  Whip up this amazing lip scrub in a jiffy!










To make this all natural, effective lip polisher you will need the following ingredients from your pantry ~
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt  OR sugar*)
  • Cinnamon   
    1) Mix 1 tsp of ground cinnamon with 1 Tbsp of olive oil.
    Add 1 Tbsp of salt (or sugar).
    
     
    2) Stir mixture well.  This photo was taken prior to adding
    salt.  The mixture will look a bit thicker.
    
     
    ~Finished product~
    To use, apply to lips and gently scrub in a circular motion.
    For maximum plumping action, leave on lips for 5 to 10 minutes.
    Rinse with lukewarm water, gently pat dry. 
    Applied your favorite lip balm and enjoy your
    plumped up pout!

    *Hands down, my readers have told me they
    prefer the sugar version to the salt!  I've
    tried both and agree, sugar tastes MUCH
    better!
     
For a great gift, give the Sheer Cherry Lip Balm and
The Olive Oil Cinnamon Lip Plumping Scrub together!

Don't want to make your own scrub? Try this one from Diva Stuff  

It has cinnamon and clove in the mix and is under $6

Also check out Perfectly Posh by Poppyjuice to see commercially prepared products using only naturally based ingredients.  Luxurious pampering products with all of the good and none of the bad!


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28 comments:

  1. This looks fantastic! I am definitely going to try it. Can you tell us where you get the little containers to store the balm and scrub?

    XO,
    Jane

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    1. Jane,

      Thanks so much for your visit! I am actually reusing old skin care containers. I tried to find links for you all to view but couldn't seem to. I know that Hobby Lobby sells containers that can be used for creams, etc. Maybe a mineral makeup supplier would sell them?

      Do let us know how this turns out for you!

      Have a wonderful weekend!

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    2. Containers can be found at:
      bulkapothecary.com/lipbalm

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  2. I love these ideas of yours! I'd like to know though, where did you find those super cute containers?

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    1. Thanks Marie! I just used some old cosmetic jars that I had leftover. I tried to find some for you to look at that are similar and actually found some through a company listed on the side of this page called the Container and Packaging Company. If the link is gone when you look (the ads rotate like a billboard) then go to www.containerandpackaging.com.

      It looks like they have a nice variety at a reasonable price. It appears that you can buy in bulk or individually.

      Do let us know how these ideas work for you!

      Have a great weekend!

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  3. I never knew cinnamon could do that!

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    1. Apparently cinnamon oil would be even more effective but I'm afraid it would irritate my skin, plus I like the exfoliation effect of the ground cinnamon.

      I've not used a commercial lip plumper but I've read that a lot of them use cinnamon oil or cayenne pepper....OUCH!

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  4. Okay, this is just plain AWESOME. I'll have to see if I have any olive oil to use. If not, I might try a variation with coconut oil. I'm curious about why you use salt instead of sugar? NO matter, I'm definitely going to give this a try, because my lips are getting kind of chapped :) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

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    1. Thank you Heather! I think coconut oil would be a great alteration! I used salt simply because it's often used in scrubs and I wanted to try something different than the sugar that I'm always using. I really like both equally and I think if you wanted to try it with sugar, it would definitely make a tastier version!

      I'd love to see a posting on your creation!

      Have a wonderful week!

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  5. Poppy I will have to try this out on my thinning, middle-aged lips. It doesn't surprise me that it works when I consider the ingredients. Ann

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    1. Thank you Ann! I do hope you like it. Heather brings up a valid question of using sugar instead of salt. You may find sugar to be a gentler substitute. Please do let us know how this works for you!

      Have a great week!

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  6. Just tried this! I used sugar instead of salt, and it worked awesome as a lip scrub! I left it on for 10 minutes to plump and the sugar definitely made it sweet and easy to leave on (Much more pleasant that salt)

    The plumping effect was decent. Dont get me wrong, you are not going to look like Angelina Jolie afterwards, but definitely a fun scrub that made my lips feel so smooth and a great pick-me-up! Thanks for the upload :)

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    1. Thank you Alicia! I'm glad to hear you liked the scrub! And I agree, unless you LOVE salt to the extreme, sugar would definitely be a more pleasant ingredient! Sugar is usually my go to ingredient in scrubs so I'll probably make the next batch with sugar instead of salt.

      Have a wonderful day!

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  7. I just tried it with sugar and my lips feel so soft, I like it. Thank you for the great idea!

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    1. Wonderful Jennifer! I made it with sugar the other day and I loved it too! (Tastes better than the salt!)

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. I'm definitely going to try this. With sugar instead of salt. I imagine it will taste a bit like sugar cinnamon toast. What do you think about the thought of adding a bit of butter? Thank you for sharing. :-)

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    1. I think using sugar instead of salt and adding a bit of real butter is an excellent idea! I might however be tempted to just eat the whole thing instead ;) Do let us know how you like it!

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  9. hello poppy

    this looks really great but i would like to know how to storage it later do i refrigerated or not?

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    1. I store mine at room temperature and it's keeping quite well. I think you wouldn't need to refrigerate it whether you made it with sugar or salt. Enjoy!

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  10. I also read that you can make a lip scrub using vaseline and sugar. I bet if you added a bit of cinnamon it would work. Plus with sugar you have no drying/irritation from the salt.

    Marilyn

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  12. I've used vaseline & sugar for years so this is even better! I never mixed them I would just put vaseline on my lips and then put sugar in my palm and pat it on top. I have even gotten rid of flaky lips at work by taking a sugar packet, wetting my lips and then using the sugar.

    However this is such a step up! Very cool.

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    1. Rebecca,

      I love the sugar packet idea! What a great way to get rid of flakiness when you are away from home!

      Thanks for sharing!

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  13. how long do you put it in the fridge for (assuming you put it in there to set that is)?

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    1. Actually I didn't put it in the fridge. It set up just fine but I think you could refrigerate it if it seems too runny to you. I know that olive oil will firm up if it is chilled. I certainly don't think it would hurt anything to do so ;)

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  14. Found those small jars on etsy

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  15. I love this! The first time I made it with Salt and kept spitting, but it worked ... the second time I made it with Sugar and I absolutely loved it ! Thank you

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  16. This doesn't seem safe. plumping up your lips mean they are bruised. they are swallon from doing this

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