Causes of Cold Sores
How to Use Essential Oils for Cold Sores
Topically, apply just two drops of the essential oil on the affected area at least three times a day. Follow this method of healing for 5 to 7 days or until symptoms completely disappear.
Alternatively, you could prepare a concoction by blending multiple essential oils in a carrier oil. You can apply this mixture to the cold sores as required.
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Essential Oils For Cold Sores
Soothes the sores and prevents the blisters from turning into crusts. The antiseptic properties of Geranium shield you from infection. Apply 2 to 3 drops every few hours on the sores or use it in the blend outlined below. You could even dilute it with a carrier oil like sesame or olive oil.
2. Roman Chamomile
The antiviral and antiseptic properties of Roman Chamomile makes it a powerful antidote for the nasty fever blisters. It might also ease the discomfort. Make sure that you dilute it in olive oil or sweet almond for faster results.
The soothing lavender is known to ease the pain and discomfort. Being an all-rounder, it might even prevent the formation of crusts. Mix it with tea tree oil or dilute in coconut oil for moisturizing and healing the blisters.
Melissa also referred to as Lemon Balm is well-known for its rich antimicrobial and antiviral properties. It is also said to be “suitable for topical treatment of herpetic infections.” This oil is one of the most highly recommended oils for cold sores. Use it alone or blend it other skin-friendly essential oils like geranium and rose for enhanced healing.
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7 Best Essential Oil Blends For Cold Sores
1. Ravensara essential oil and Tamanu oil
2. Lemon, Thyme, Lavender, and Geranium Blend
3. Tea Tree, Bergamot, Myrrh, and Lemon Balm
4. Orange and Peppermint
5. Camphor and Rose
6. Peppermint, Frankincense, and Oregano
7. Sandalwood and Eucalyptus
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