Calm A Cold Sore Fast with Peppermint Balm!
Peppermint oil has powerful antiviral & antimicrobial properties. The active ingredient in peppermint essential oil is methone. Methone revs up blood flow to a cold sore allowing it heal faster.
Coconut Oil is awesome at hydrating the skin.
Mix the 2 together for a balm with a kick!
Mix together 1 teaspoon of coconut oil and 10 drops of peppermint essential oil. Use a Q-tip to apply the mixture (balm) on the cold sore 2 times per day.
*The coconut oil prevents painful cracking during the healing process.
Canker sores are painful. Relief just can’t come quick enough for me. Yes, I’m a wimp when it comes to pain!!! For some fast relief , I reach for a cup of chamomile tea. Simply brew & let it cool, then just swish it around for 1 minute in your mouth.
I know what your thinking….”So what’s so special about chamomile tea”?
The answer is 2 things….
1st – chamomile tea is full of volatile oils that will instantly reduce irritation (that is what is causing it to HURT!)
2nd – chamomile tea has an amazing antibacterial chamazulene that will speed up the healing process!
In a recent study, 82% of people that was suffering with canker sores reported relief just a few minutes after doing the 1 minute swish!
No one likes them,but the fact is -this time of the year(with the added stress of the holidays) can bring on Cold Sores. A natural way to prevent cold sores is taking the amino acid lysine.
The lysine hinders activity of arginine, which is a chemical that fuels the herpes virus that causes a cold sore break out. Take 500 mg a day for prevention and double the dosage if you feel an impending outbreak.
Coconut Oil is one of Dr. Oz’s Top 3 Picks for all natural products that work very well as Lip Moisturizers. It smells great & feels good on the lips! Another nice thing about Coconut Oil is that it is a solid at room temperature, but easily “melts” into your skin when you apply it.