The driving motive behind applying a known skin irritant like cinnamon cassia oil to your lips is to cause swelling--and produce fuller, pouty, sexier lips. While lip plumping may be the main use for cinnamon cassia oil on the lips, it can also give you fresher breath and relieve the anxiety and nausea of motion sickness.
Women want plumper, kissable lips and they spend $23.7 billion annually on cosmetics to get them. The ingredient producing the "plump" in most lip plumpers on the market is cinnamon cassia oil, also called cassia bark oil. Cinnamon cassia oil increases blood flow and irritates the mucosa of the lips, causing the lip to swell, temporarily, for fuller, more voluptuous lips.
Relieves Motion Sickness
When applied to the lips, cinnamon cassia oil acts as a relaxant, reducing anxiety and stress that can come when traveling by airplane. It also soothes the digestive system and can reduce the queasiness associated with motion sickness.
By absorbing garlic and onion odors, cinnamon cassia oil used in a lip gloss can neutralize bad breath and refresh the inside of the mouth.
Using the lip gloss with cinnamon cassia oil can be a sugar free alternative to gum or mints as a breath freshner.
You can make your own lip plumping solution or enhance an over-the-counter lip balm without having to pay the high prices often attached to brand name products.
Diluting a few drops of cinnamon cassia oil in water makes a workable lip plumper at a fraction of the cost. Pure Cassia Bark essential oil costs around $5 per bottle and has a long shelf life, while brand name lip plumper costs range from $15 to $60.
You can also mix a few drops of the oil to your existing lip gloss or balm to give it stronger effects.