Many people have recently discovered the benefits of using peppermint oil for a host of things.
Perhaps one of the most surprising ones is that it can be used to make your lips plumper.
So in this article, we will discuss how to use peppermint oil for plumper lips and the benefit and side effects of using peppermint oil on your lips.
Is Peppermint Oil Safe For Your Lips
Yes, when used correctly, peppermint oil is safe for your lips.
Generally, essential oils, like peppermint oil should not be ingested. This may lead to nausea, vomiting, and heartburn.
However, for the purpose of plumping your lips, you will only be using a drop or two, spread thinly over your lips. So, even if you lick it off, you should be just fine.
As long as you do not keep reapplying it and licking it off every hour.
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How Peppermint Oil Plumps Your Lips
Peppermint increases the blood circulation to your lips which causes them to swell, giving them that plumping effect.
However, since peppermint does have the ability to burn if used too much, you should be careful.
There are specific ways to use peppermint oil to achieve plump-looking lips safely.
How Long Does The Lip Plumping Effect Of Peppermint Oil Last
Peppermint oil will not permanently plump your lips. The effects will wear off.
How long lips will remain swollen (the plumping effect) will vary for every person. It will depend on:
- How much oil is used
- How thin or thick the person’s lip skin is
- The person’s immune system (everyone is different and the reaction will be different)
You will need to reapply this oil when you notice that your lips are no longer swollen and as often as you feel is necessary. Again this will vary for every person.
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How To Use Peppermint Oil To Plump Lips
Peppermint oil can be either applied directly on your lips sparingly or mixed with other ingredients to achieve the plumping effect.
How to Apply Peppermint oil Directly To Your Lips
This is the easiest way to use peppermint oil on your lips:
- Put a few drops of the peppermint oil on your fingers or on a q-tip or cotton ball
- And then spread the oil on your lips in a very thin layer.
- You should begin to feel a tingling sensation
- But it shouldn’t burn or hurt too much
After a few minutes, your lips should look a little swollen and plumper.
Video of How to Apply Peppermint Oil Directly to Lips
How to Add Peppermint oil to Lip Gloss Or Lip Balm
If you would prefer not to walk around with a bottle of peppermint oil, you can also add a few drops to your lipgloss or lip balm and apply when necessary.
- Take a lipgloss or lip balm and add a few drops of peppermint oil to it
- Next, mix the balm or gloss up thoroughly to ensure that the oil is infused into it.
- Finally, apply the balm or gloss to the lips
- You can see how it’s done in the video below.
How to Mix Peppermint Oil With A Skin Oil
If you are not a lipgloss or lip balm user, or if you prefer DIY options, you can also mix your peppermint oil with a skin oil preferably a carrier oil.
You can mix 1 or 2 drops of peppermint oil with a tablespoon of carrier oil and then apply it to your lips.
Some of the best oils to use are:
- Coconut Oil
- Grapeseed Oil
- Evening Primrose Oil
- Jojoba Oil
However, remember that some oils have anti-inflammatory properties. This means that it will reduce any swelling caused by the peppermint oil.
So, if you are aiming for plumper lips, do not use carrier oils that have known or intense anti-inflammatory effects.
Use A Lip Balm Or Lipgloss With Peppermint In It
If you would prefer not to have to make anything yourself, you can opt to purchase and use lip products that are made with peppermint in them.
Best Peppermint Oil Products For Lips
Zongle Organic Peppermint Oil
This peppermint oil is tested and safe to ingest, which makes it a great option for lip care. It is natural and toxin-free.
Dr. Bronners Organic Moisture Lip Balm
This lip balm is made with organic beeswax, providing a protective barrier to the elements with no synthetic ingredients. It contains peppermint oil to help stimulate and soothe the lips.
Bigelow Mentha Lip Shine Peppermint Lip Gloss
This gloss has Peppermint Oil in a 2% concentration. It provides a glossy high shine with a refreshing cooling sensation that stimulates the lips.
Benefits of Peppermint Oil For Lips
Peppermint Oil soothes the lips, and also increases blood circulation to the lips, making the skin cells there healthier and more regenerative so they also heal faster.
There is limited research into the exact benefits of peppermint oil for the skin and even less for the lips.
Apart from its ability to increase blood flow to areas of the skin, there is not much research on what other benefits it has for the skin.
Some researchers have concluded that it helps to relieve itching and stimulate hair growth on the scalp, but that is as far as the research has led us definitely.
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