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Let’s be honest, cold sores aren’t the most attractive feature!
When one strikes we want to get rid of it as fast as we possibly can – and essential oils are one of the best ways to do so. There are a number of remedies that use essential oils and here are some of the best of them.
Geranium Oil For Cold Sores
This is by far the simplest cold sore treatment yet still works wonders.
Simply add one drop of geranium essential oil onto a cotton bud that has been soaked in water and apply to the effected area. The cold sore will begin to heal rapidly.
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Tea Tree Oil For Cold Sores
Mix 1 tablespoon of olive or coconut oil with 5 drops of tea tree oil, dip a clean cotton swab in the mixture, and apply directly to the cold sore. Store the remaining mixture in a tightly sealed glass container, and reapply several times a day until the sore is gone. Beginning this treatment at the first tingling sensation that indicates a cold sore is starting will prevent it from even getting bad enough to hurt or scab over. (Do not use tea tree oil inside the nose, and never swallow it. Swallowing even small (a few drops) doses of the oil is toxic, and larger doses can kill.)
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Synergistic Blend For Cold Sores
This synergistic blend has been extracted from The Complete Book Of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Worwood.
– Geranium oil (8 drops)
– Lemon oil (3 drops)
– Chamomile German (6 drops)
– Tea Tree (8 drops)
– Lavender (5 drops)
Mix the above essential oils together, add one drop of the synergistic blend to a cotton ball soaked in water and apply directly onto the cold sore daily.
Further Reading: 12 Home Remedies For Cold Sores Ranked By Effectiveness
Essential oils, if you know how to use them, really are little miracle workers!
If you’d like to get started using essential oils (or to enhance your existing knowledge) then I strongly suggest you get a copy of The Complete Book Of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy.
And if you need some oils to experiment with then try this Beginners Best Of The Best Aromatherapy Collection on Amazon.
It contains 14 of the most useful and most popular essential oils so you can start experimenting for yourself at home.
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