Apply Coconut oil and Honey to Cold Sores like This, and Watch Them Disappear!!!

Cold Sores are small blisters that usually form on the lips or skin around the mouth, nose and on the chin. They are caused by infection with the herpes simplex virus. People are usually infected in childhood or young adulthood, and the infection persists for life.

Cold sores spread from person to person through close contact, such as kissing. They are contagious even when they aren’t visible.

Symptoms of HSV infection:

  • Swollen and irritated gums with small, painful sores in and around the mouth
  • Sore throat
  • High temperature
  • Producing more saliva
  • Nausea
  • Headaches

Here we a going to give you a several home remedies for cold sores.


Cornstarch for cold sores

Cornstarch helps us to treat cold sores because it has a soothing effects and immediately relief the irritation. It also balances the pH levels, what is very useful in this situation, because HSV thrives in an acidic environment.

Ingredients you will need:

  • 1 tablespoon of cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon of water

Mix the cornstarch with water till you get pasta. Then gently rub the pasta on the affected area. Do this every night before going to bed. After few days you will see the results.

Liquorice for cold sores

Liquorice contain glycyrhizic acid , which has anti-viral and anti-inflammatory properties.

Ingredients you will need:

  • ½ teaspoon water
  • 1 tablespoon liquorice root powder

Mix them together and apply the pasta on your mouth. Leave it for an hour and then wash it with cold water.

Witch hazel for cold sores

Witch hazel is a plant, which has a lot of health benefits. It is used for treating diarrhea, vomiting blood, muscles colitis, coughing up blood, tuberculosis, cancer and cold fever. It is confirmed that it naturally dries out the skin and aids in healing.


  • Witch Hazel
  • Cotton ball

Apply the witch hazel extract with cotton ball on your cold sore, and leave it for few minutes. Repeat this twice a day.

Vanilla extract for cold sores

Vanilla extract has anti-inflammatory properties and it reduce the swelling caused by the cold sore.

Ingredients you will need:

  • Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Cotton ball

Apply the vanilla extract with cotton ball on the cold sores and leave it for 2 minutes. Then wash it. Repeat this three or four times a day, till cold sore disappears.

Whole milk for cold sores

Whole milk is really effective remedy for cold scores. It helps speed up healing and eases pain. Whole milk contains proteins called immunoglobulins, which are anti-bodies and fights the herpes viruses.

Ingredients you will need for this remedy:

  • ½ cup of Milk
  • Cotton ball

Soak the cotton ball into the milk and apply it on your cold sores. Repeat this 3 times daily and after several days you will see the difference.

Coconut oil for Cold Sores

Coconut oil also can be used in treating cold sores. You should apply it during the stage of blisters and it will start to shrink the sore before it breaks open and forms a crust.

All you’ll need:

  • Coconut oil
  • Cotton ball

Pour some drops of coconut oil on the cotton ball and place it on the cold sore. Keep it for 5 minutes. Repeat it 3-4 times a day.

Neem for Cold Sores

Neem is a magical tree. It is used around the world in treating a lot of disease. Here we are going to show you some ways to use it for cold sores.

  1. Mix dried neem with water till you get a paste. Then apply it on the cold sore. Do that 2-3 times a day.
  2. Mix pure neem oil with petroleum jelly in a 1 to 5 ratio and then treat you cold sores with it.
  3. Put two to three whole neem leaves in a cup of water and then add 1 tablespoon of honey. Apply it on your mouth every night before going to bed.

Peppermint oil for Cold Sores

Peppermint oil is used to alleviate the pain and reduce the reactivity. It has anti-viral and anti-inflammatory properties and is very effective in treating cold sores.

Ingredients you will need:

  • Peppermint oil
  • Cotton swab

Pour a few drops of peppermint oil onto a cotton swab and apply it on the affected area.

Do this twice a day.

Honey for cold sores

Honey is rich with flavonoids and phenolic acid which fight the Herpes Simplex Virus. It also boosts the immune system and makes it impossible for bacteria and fungus to thrive.

Ingredients you need:

  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • Cotton Swab

Apply the honey with the cotton swab on the affected area and leave it for 10 minutes.

Repeat it two times daily.

Ice Compress for Cold Sores

It is recommended to use ice compress to relief the pain if you are suffering from cold sores.

You will only need 2-3 ice cubes and wash cloth. Wrap the ice cube in a wash cloth and press it on your cold sores until the cold has numbs the pain. Repeat it one a day.

Green Tea for Cold Sores

Green tea contains Epigallacotechin Gallate which has antiviral properties and is very effective in fighting cold sores.

Ingredients you will need:

  • 1 Cup hot water
  • 1 teaspoon green tea

Put the green tea into a cup with hot water and leave it for 10 minutes. Then remove the tea bag and drink the tea.

Source: Family Life Goals

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