Are there Essential oils that can help Cold Sores & Fever Blisters?

by Penny Keay

Cold sores or Fever Blisters are nasty painful lesions that develop on or near the lips and are known as oral herpes. They are caused by the herpes simplex virus (either Type 1 or Type 2).  They are often seen around the time of getting other viral infections that may have had a ‘fever’, but not always.

Those that suffer from cold sores know there can be many things that 'trigger' an outbreak.  Stress, whether it be from emotional or physical - being run down so a cold or flu can take hold can easily bring on a cold sore.

Many essential oils can help with viral infections but need to be in use soon after you are exposed.

Prevention is best done by controlling your exposure to stress and of course staying away from others with colds and flu.  But once you have been attacked with the 'cold sore' you may get relief by applying a drop of Tea Tree oil diluted with Grapeseed oil on the blisters several times throughout the day. 

Tea Tree essential oil and all essential oils should be diluted in a carrier oil before applying. There are several carrier oils that will work with the Tea Tree oil.

Lavender may be applied to these ‘sores’ too but again, you need to dilute it prior to appllication. Lavender will mainly help with the pain and discomfort. There are other essential oils that work better on controlling the virus.

Some other essential oils such as Roman Chamomile , Eucalyptus, Bergamot FCF and Geranium may also stop the blistering in its tracks.  To apply these other oils first mix them with small amount Tamanu oil or Grapeseed oil. The best ratio is up to 6 drops in 5 ml of carrier oil. Mix well and dab on the blister using a cotton-tip applicator.

A blend of Ravensara essential oil and Tamanu oil is useful for another Herpes Virus namely Shingles. It may be helpful for use with cold sores too.

Remember everyone's immune system is different and with Aromatherapy we can try different essential oils. What works for one person may not work for the next.

With trial and error you can usually find one or a combination of a couple of essential oils that work best for you.  Keep a journal of what you try at each outbreak.  Recording things like how much, how applied and what oil(s) were used.   Soon you will know what works best for you!

Once or if the blisters open up, mixing any of the above essential oils with a small amount of Sweet almond or Sunflower oil may help to keep the skin moist and less likely to crack.  Sunflower oil is naturally higher in Vitamin E.

All essential oils have healing properties and will help your body to heal itself. Since cold sores are a type of viral infection you should try essential oils that have stronger anti-viral properties.

Here is a list of essential oils that may be helpful for your Cold Sores:
Bergamot FCF Cajeput, Camphor, German Chamomile, Roman Chamomile, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Helichrysum , Lavender, Melissa*, Myrrh , Niaouli, Peppermint, Ravensara * Ravintsara, Rose, Sage, Sandalwood*, Tea Tree*.

* Are essential oils that may be better suited to help with your Cold Sores, but don’t rule out the others as one of them may be ‘just the one’ you need.

©2011,2014 Penny Keay

To the Top of the Page


For all your aromatherapy needs please visit us on line at:
CLICK HERE for our ON LINE CATALOG

Click Here for the Aromatherapy Tip Index

Click Here for the Health & Beauty Index

Click Here for the Newsletter Index


Don't forget to BOOKMARK this page for your next visit!


Disclaimer:
We do not endorse, nor do we encourage anyone to implement Aromatherapy or any suggestions contained within this site without the consent of his/her medical doctor. We also do not take any liability for your implementation of any oils, recipes, or anything else available through this site, from any book or company recommendation, or available on any site linked from Birch Hill Happenings Aromatherapy, LLC


Aromatherapy, Essential Oils and Supplies

Helpful Links

Aromatherapy Supplies

More Information

Questions? Contact Al - it's easy - just E-mail him
Click here for CONTACT INFORMATION.

Birch Hill Happenings Aromatherapy, LLC
2898 County Road 103
Barnum, MN 55707-8808
USA

Aromatherapy, Essential Oils and Supplies

Members of
National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy
since 1999

Copyright ©2011,2014 Penny Keay
Please do not use my information without my written permission.

Aromatherapy, Essential Oils and Supplies

Diffuser Worlds essential oil diffusers

These atomizing style diffusers by Diffuser World are very beautiful. They have several atomizers to choose, in a wide range of styles and colors. Diffuser World is a very reliable company and has outstanding customer service too. We would not recommend them to you unless we knew they would take good care of you.

To get a 5% discount on your order from Diffuser World
- compliments of Al and Penny - Click on the Banner Below. Simply enter the following discount coupon code when you order an atomizer from Diffuser World.
The code is: A8SAVE5

Email Newsletter icon, E-mail Newsletter icon, Email List icon, E-mail List icon
Sign up for Email Notices to further your Aromatherapy Experience
CLICK HERE

Information

**SHOP Our Store**
    On Line Catalog

Aromatherapy Tips Index

Health & Beauty Index

How To Video Index

Past Newsletters

Aromatherapy Recipes

Book review

Become one of our
Facebook Fans!
Facebook Graphic





SHOP Our Store

100% Pure Essential Oils

Synergistic Blends 

Personal Care
i.e. Shampoo, lotions, etc

Bottles

Carrier Oils

Diffusers

Nasal Inhalers

Massage Oils

Sampler kits

See More Categories





Aromatherapy
Recipe Book

Aromatherapy Recipe book

Hundreds of Recipes using
Pure Essential oils.

Easy simple to follow formulas,
to blend, use and Enjoy!

ALSO NOW AVAILABLE in an E-book Version.
CLICK HERE! FOR DETAILS.

Shop Our Store

shipping discount information

CLICK HERE to go SHOPPING

For a Printable Version Click Here.