10 Essential Oils for Cold Sores

7.  Lavender Oil

Lavender is considered to be the most versatile of essential oils.  It has anti-microbial, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory properties, which can help treat cold sores.  Mix a few drops of lavender oil with olive oil; dip a clean cotton swab in the mixture and apply directly to the cold sore.  Apply it as soon as you recognize the first signs of pain or tingling that tell you a cold sore is on the way.  Re-apply the solution several times a day until the sore is gone.


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