For a person with HSV-1, cold sores are not necessarily a part of everyday life. However, when blisters do flare up, Mayo Clinic says they typically last for two to four weeks before disappearing. To speed recovery and reduce symptoms, try these DIY home remedy lip balms.
Shea Butter Lip Balm
- 1 ounce Shea butter
- 1 ounce beeswax
- 1 ounce coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 15- 20 drops essential oil (lemon balm, orange, chamomile, or lavender)
Healing Cold Sore Balm
- 4 tablespoons lemon balm infused oil
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- ½ tablespoon tamanu oil
- ½ tablespoon castor oil
- 2 tablespoons beeswax
- 1 tablespoon Shea butter or mango butter
- 15 drops tea tree oil
- 25 drops peppermint essential oil
- 2 drops clove bud oil
To make the lip balm, combine all ingredients in a heat proof container. Place the container in a saucepan with a few inches of water and heat over medium-low heat until the butter and wax has melted. Remove from heat and stir. Pour the liquid into individual containers, cap, and store.
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