In a small bowl, mix 1 tablespoon (15 mL) of olive oil with a few sprinkles of chili powder, no more than 1 teaspoon (4.9 mL). Lightly rub the mixture on your lips. Leave it on your lips for 1 to 5 minutes before wiping it off with a paper towel. Moisturize with coconut oil, raw cocoa butter, or your favorite lip balm.
Chili powder, also known as capsicum, causes mild swelling, making your lips temporarily plumper and full. Because chili powder is a hot spice, there is a risk of irritation and burning. In most cases, this will subside within a few minutes after wiping off the lip plumper. If the side effects continue for more than an hour, contact your doctor or take an antihistamine if you know it is safe for you to do so. To reduce the risk of irritation, avoid using a plumping lip balm after applying this natural lip plumper.