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Lemon Balm Cold Sore Lip Salve

Lemon balm is a powerful antiviral, proven to banish cold sores. Use this homemade super healing cold sore lip salve recipe to help fight & prevent cold sores.

Cold sores — also called fever blisters — are a common viral infection. They are tiny, fluid-filled blisters on and around your lips. Cold sores are caused by certain strains of the herpes simplex virus.

Cold sores can develop due to a lowered immune system due to stress or sickness. Luckily, they begin with a sort of tingling sensation on or around the lips. Too much sun or fever, for some people, also cause cold sore.

Lemon balm is a favorite cold sore home remedies for dealing with the herpes virus. This gentle, tonic herb has strong anti-viral properties. My recipe also includes peppermint and tea tree which adds to the healing properties of this balm. I don’t usually use essential oils, but in this case, I do. If you want to make it without essential oils, you can infuse the peppermint separately in olive oil and mix together. Tea Tree will have to be used as an essential oil. I’ve never seen the leaves being sold, but you may find them.

Here’s The Recipe

  • 4 tablespoons Lemon Balm infused in Olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Castor oil
  • 1 tablespoon Beeswax pellets
  • 15 drops Peppermint essential oil (or 30 drops strong oil infusion)
  • 7 drops Tea Tree essential
  • 1 capsule Vitamin E (prick the capsule and squeeze the liquid out)

Combine the first three ingredients in a heat proof container. Set it down into a saucepan containing a few inches of water. Watch carefully and heat over low heat until everything is melted.

My favorite way to melt my oils and beeswax, is on my electric candle warmer. It takes a little longer, but the oils are warmed slowly never get too hot, which can destroy the healing properties of the infusion.

Candle Warmer Method

When the beeswax is completely melted, remove from heat and stir in the essential oils and Vitamin E (if using).

Pour into small tins, jars, or whatever you have on hand. If using a recycled jar, please sterilize in boiling water. Cap, label, and store away from direct heat or sunlight.

Use as a lip balm when you feel the tingling sensation around your lips. When the sore appears, apply the balm to that area as well. Can be used every four hours until well. But, can be used daily as a lip balm too.

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Lemon Balm is said to help with Shingles and Genital Herpes too!

Check out my blog “How To Make An Oil Infusion” HERE

Not up to making your own? We have the lip salve in our online shop HERE

See our blog “Lemon Balm” HERE