If you wake up feeling a burning and itching sensation on your mouth, well, that’s how cold sores appear. Unexpectedly and really hurting. Not to mention, you might also face the issue of eating due to your mouth sensitivity. Well, now that you know the symptoms of cold sores, it is time to act immediately. It won’t go away any time soon. Thus, I have the perfect DIY lip balm to naturally treat the cold sores. Keep on reading and see how these special natural ingredients will work for you.
The main ingredient that is actually the one that will take care of this painful issue is lemon balm herb. It is one of those herbs that most people use it in aromatic dishes. But did you know it has incredible medicinal benefits?
Here is the recipe with the following ingredients:
– 2 tablespoons of lemon essential oil
– a handful of lemon balm leaves
– a small glass container
– 1 ½ teaspoons of beeswax
– 1 teaspoon of raw honey
– 10 drops of lemon balm essential oil
How to make this amazing natural solution for your cold sores:
First off, you will need to make an infused oil with the first two ingredients. Thus, combine the lemon essential oil and the chopped lemon balm leaves in a small jar. You also need to make sure the leaves are completely soaked in the oil. Then, simply close the container and place it in a sunny area for about 2 weeks. Furthermore, to make sure the leaves are completely submerged, you could shake the container once in a while. After this, strain it out. Now you have the main infused oil for your recipe and you can move on to make the lip balm.
Hence, the next step will be melting the infused oil, the beeswax, and the honey. You can do it in a double boiler. Then, you can add the 10 drops of lemon balm essential oil. Move the saucepan on icy water and start whisking rapidly so the mixture gets thicker. Before getting too thick, transfer it into a container to cool off at room temperature.
After 2 hours, you can safely use it on your cold sores to relieve the pain, using your clean finger. Make sure to apply gently, we all know how much it hurts. Feel free to apply this 3 or 4 times during the day until it is gone completely!