In need of a natural cold sore remedy? Essential oils can be a great way to rid yourself of the pain and self-consciousness that cold sores can bring.
Cold sores, also called fever blisters, are caused by the herpes simplex virus. People who have this virus have it for life. Most of the time it causes no observable trouble. But with excessive stress or sunlight, or when suffering from a cold or the flu, cold sores can be triggered.
So, what essential oils can help alleviate this common problem? There are a number of them. This is good news, because it means that if one of the oils doesn't seem to be helping, you can try another.
Single Oils. . .
In addition to these single oils, there are a few blends that have been used with good success.
Oil Blends. . .
Whether you use a single oil or a blend, the application is simple. Just apply one drop as soon as you recognize the first signs of pain or tingling that tell you a cold sore is on the way. Then repeat 5-10 times daily.
There are many who have found this approach to shorten the duration of cold sores remarkably, and because of it regard essential oils as an excellent way to deal with the aggravation of cold sores.