Those susceptible to fever blisters dread that tingle which is the first sign of an outbreak.
Cold sores, those unsightly little blisters around the mouth, are caused by the same herpes virus that is responsible for the chicken pox. For those of you who are familiar with these painful sores, you are aware that the virus lies dormant in your system and seems to surfaces whenever you get run down and your resistance is low. If you can nip them in the bud, wonderful, otherwise they just have to run their coarse.
Our Cold Sore Lip Balm is very soothing when the blisters crack, harden and finally dry up and disappear. Rich in vitamins A, D, and E, sunflower and wheat germ oils soften and retain moisture. In preparation for the lip balms, calendula flowers are infused in the sunflower oil to extract the amazing healing and anti-inflammatory properties in this garden flower.
Essential oils added are tea tree oil, peppermint and camphor. Tea tree oil is frequently used to treat the blisters of shingles and chicken pox as well. Acting as an antiseptic with antiviral and antibacterial properties, this essential oil is valuable for clearing up skin infections and wound care.
Peppermint also offers antiseptic and anti-inflammatory benefits. Mints in general are high in menthol which are actively germicidal and have been shown to kill the Herpes simplex virus in test tubes (The Healing Herbs by Michael Castleman).
The pungent odor of camphor is familiar in remedies for respiratory problems and rheumatic aches. A feeling of cool numbness is very soothing as this medicinal herb helps with inflammation.
You'll have to experiment as to how to use this balm. When a cold sore is present, it is to be applied to the blistered area itself. It can be used as a preventative and applied as any other lip balm, but be aware with some people it dries out their lips.
To help boost your immune system check with your physician about supplementing with amino acid L-Lysine.
Cold Sore Lip Balm comes in a lip balm tube or little pot and sealed for your protection.
You choose the type of container at checkout
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