14/11/2014 11:15 GMT | Updated 20/05/2015 10:12 BST

Why Cinnamon Is Your New Beauty Staple

It's no secret that natural, store-cupboard products can do amazing things to our skin and hair. From coconut oil to honey, the list of store-cupboard beauty phenomenons is growing. Cinnamon is the latest to know about.

Close up of sticks of cinnamon
Why? Aside from the health benefits - cinnamon can lower bad cholesterol, stabilise blood sugar levels and improve energy - this spice can work wonders when it comes to plumping up your lips.

If you're after a bee-stung pout to rival Angelina Jolie's, you need to know this beauty trick. As Michelle from Beauty and the Blog explains below, you'll just need a pot of ground cinnamon, Vaseline and a toothbrush...

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Want to give this quick and easy beauty tip a try? Here's what you need to do:

1. Mix a few pinches of cinnamon with Vaseline or olive oil.
2. Buff it into the lips with a toothbrush for about a minute (you'll feel some tingling.) This will increase the flow of blood to the mouth area so the longer you brush for, the fuller your pout will be.
3. Wipe away the cinnamon and apply your favourite gloss or lipstick to finish.

MORE: How to get plump, defined lips

Of course, the secret to the perfect pout lies in a good lip balm. Here are 10 of our favourites: