Essential oils for cold sores give fast healing support.* Cold sores or fever blisters life spans are shortened and the spread are stopped early. Healing cold sores or fever blisters, also known as oral herpes can be helped with essential oils. Caused by the herpes simplex virus Type 1 or Type 2, cold sores can be seen around the time of getting other viral infections that may have had a ‘fever’. Low immunity, physical or emotional stress typically triggers an outbreak. Many essential oils can help support the body during viral infections. Oils must be used soon after you are exposed to be effective.*
At a Cold Sore Outbreak
At the first sign of outbreak, apply a drop of tea tree oil diluted with carrier oil on the blisters several times throughout the day. For pain and discomfort, diluted lavender essential oil works well. Other helpful essential oils for cold sores all work best when diluted with carrier oil such as sweet almond oil.
Prevent Cold Sores from Getting Worse
To prevent an outbreak of cold sores from getting worse, dilute any of the following with carrier oil:
Roman chamomile, eucalyptus, peppermint, clove bud, hyssop, thyme, bergamot, or rose geranium. Mix 6 drops in 5 ml of carrier oil. Mix well and dab on the blister using a cotton-tip applicator.
Because everyone responds differently to aromatherapy, try different essential oils to see what works best for you.
The addition of the dietary supplement amino acid L-Lysine and Zinc helps prevent further breakouts in most people.*
See our references at the bottom of this page for additional information.
*This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any