Treat cold sores / fever blisters with essential oils

If you have a cold sore around your mouth or feel that one might be coming, put 1 drop of geranium oil on a cotton swab and apply it directly onto the sore. Repeat several times a day. Also, apply the following body oil over the whole torso, including the neck:

Basic blend for cold sores / fever blisters

Geranium10 drops
Lavender10 drops
Thyme linalol2 drops
Lemon8 drops

Dilute the above essential oils in 2 tablespoons (30 mL) of carrier oil, and use about 2 teaspoons (10 mL) of the blend per application.

Alternative blend for cold sores / fever blisters

Eucalyptus radiata8 drops
Tea tree2 drops
Geranium10 drops
Ravensara8 drops

Dilute the above essential oils in 2 tablespoons (30 mL) of carrier oil, and use about 2 teaspoons (10 mL) of the blend per application.


Although pure melissa essential oil is very expensive, it’s extremely effective against herpes simplex and is prescribed widely in Europe for this purpose. It can be applied directly to the affected site and may assist in reducing the severity of the outbreak.

Other Essential Oils That Could Be Used to Treat This Condition: *melissa (Melissa officinalis), *chamomile german (Matricaria recutita), *rose otto (Rosa damascena), *cedarwood atlas (Cedrus atlantica), *ho wood (Cinnamomum camphora ct. linalool), *hyssop decumbens (Hyssopus officinalis var. decumbens), *palmarosa (Cymbopogon martinii), *fragonia (Agonis fragrans)

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