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Essential Oils for Cold Sores and Fever Blisters

Essential Oils for Cold Sores and Fever Blisters

Essential Oils for Cold Sores and Fever BlistersCold sores and fever blisters, both also known as herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1), or oral herpes, tend to pop up around the time of other viral infections, like a fever, or when the immune system is suppressed.

Essential oils for cold sores and fever blisters can provide relief and help speed up the healing process.*

Stress and anxiety can also trigger cold sores. The first symptoms of a cold sore coming on are tingling, burning, or itching sensations around your lip/mouth and nose areas.

You may be able to fend off the nasty sores, or lessen the time they stick around when they finally show up, by also taking a supplement containing lysine, as soon as you feel a cold sore coming on. Furthermore, you can use essential oils.

Remember that almost everyone responds differently to aromatherapy. Therefore, experiment with a variety of these essential oils for cold sores and fever blisters to see which works best for you!*

During an Outbreak

Use essential oils to help cold sores or fever blisters immediately after an outbreak.* At the first sign, use a Q-tip to apply tea tree or melissa (also known as lemon balm), diluted with a carrier oil, on the blisters several times throughout the day. For pain and discomfort, use lavender essential oil.* All of these essentials oils support mouth health.*

Don’t let it get worse!

Finally, prevent a cold sore from worsening by diluting any of the following with a carrier oil. Then apply to the blister using a Q-tip (up to 6 drops of essential oil in 5ml of carrier oil):*
Roman Chamomile
Eucalyptus
Melissa
Bergamot
Rose Geranium

It’s important to monitor the healing of any sore around the mouth, so if yours doesn’t go away within 10 days, consult your dentist.

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*This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease.

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