Cinnamon lip plumper

Cinnamon has properties that can beautifully plump up your lips. This lip balm or lip plumper is simple to make and can help you get rid of chapped lips too. You can add a little food colour to the balm for a nicer shade.

Cinnamon – Names in other languages

  • Scientific name – Cinnamomum verum
  • English – Cinnamon
  • Hindi – Dalchini
  • Sanskrit – Darusita/ Tvak
  • Malayalam – Karuvapatta
  • Bengali – Daroochini
  • Tamil – Lavangapattai
  • Kannada – Lavanga chakke
  • Telugu – Dalchina chekka


Here is the detailed tutorial on how to make a cinnamon lip plumper / balm at home.

Homemade cinnamon lip plumper – DIY

  • 1 tbsp Beeswax (Equivalent to 5 – 6 small beeswax cubes)
  • 1 tbsp Coconut oil
  • 1 stick Ceylon cinnamon (Or use 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder)
  1. You will need around 30 gms of beeswax, a stick of ceylon cinnamon and coconut oil to make this lip plumper. Coconut oil here is the carrier oil and you can substitute it with any other light weight oil.
  2. Place a few pieces of cinnamon in a mortar. (You can also powder it using a blender)
  3. Crush well with a pestle.
  4. Crush into a powder. Sieve to get finer powder.
  5. Take a teaspoon of cinnamon powder and add it to coconut oil
  6. Mix well.
  7. Keep mixing till the two ingredients blend well together.
  8. Now cut beeswax into small cubes.
  9. Place the cubes in a microwave safe bowl.
  10. Heat in the microwave till the wax melts fully.
  11. Here is a picture of the melted wax.
  12. Now add the cinnamon oil mixture to the melted wax.
  13. Mix well.
  14. Heat this mixture in a microwave again just for a minute or two.
  15. While the wax mixture is still hot, pour into a suitable container.
  16. Here it is.
  17. Close the lid and allow it to sit for at least 6 hours or overnight.
  18. And the cinnamon lip plumper / balm is ready for use.

You can apply this lip plumper as many times as you want and it has no side effects. You can add more oil if you want a glossier finish.

Ramya Srinivasan, PDGBA, earned her Master’s degree in Business. As a result of her passion in native medicine, she got her Diploma in Traditional Siddha Medicine from Bharat Sevak Samaj registered under the Indian Planning Commission. She is certified by Stanford University School of Medicine in Introduction to Food and Health.