Cold Sores: Eucalyptus, Bergamot, Peppermint

Cold sores are the WORST, and we are always looking for more ways to quickly banish them back whence they came.

We're always a fan of Melaleuca for cold sores, but we've got two more suggestions to add to the arsenal:

Option 1: Eucalyptus alone or with Bergamot essential oil

Combine Eucalyptus essential oil and Bergamot essential oil in a 50/50 ratio. Use a cotton swab to apply directly to the cold sore at the first signs (tingling, discomfort) and repeat 2-3 times daily until symptoms subside.

NOTE: If you live in a sunny climate, just use Eucalyptus essential oil or be sure to protect your lips from sun exposure as Bergamot can photosensitize. Use a carrier oil if you have sensitive skin - we recommend virgin coconut oil.

Option 2: Peppermint essential oil

Use peppermint essential oil in the same manner as above. Use a carrier oil if you have sensitive skin - we recommend virgin coconut oil.

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