This powerhouse blend of chamomile, tea tree, peppermint, and clove will help heal those pesky sores quickly!
*not recommended for kids under age 10 due to peppermint and clove content*
Scientific studies back up using essential oils when it comes to treating the herpes virus.
In a 2003 study, researchers found that concentrations of peppermint oil, “exhibited high levels of virucidal activity against HSV-1 and HSV-2” and that the essential oil, “reduced viral titers of both herpesviruses by more than 90%.”
Chamomile oil is an essential oil that’s been studied as a potential treatment for drug-resistant strains of herpes. According to a 2008 scientific study, chamomile oil is, “capable of exerting a direct effect on HSV” and is highly active against drug-resistant strains of the herpes virus.
Interestingly, scientific testing has found that chamomile is highly active against strains of the herpes virus resistant to acyclovir, a widely used antiviral medication. Like clove oil, it’s usually mixed with a less irritating oil and applied topically to the affected skin.
Like peppermint and chamomile oil, tea tree oil is linked to reductions in the viral activity of the herpes virus in studies. In fact, in a 2001 study, researchers found that tea tree oil reduced viral load in vitro by 57.9% for HSV-1 and 75.4% for HSV-2.
Clove oil rounds out the blend for its mild numbing effects to help relieve some of the pain associated with a cold sore.
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I used this on what I think was a cold sore. It took the itch away and it healed fast! Now I get weird things on my face from wearing a mask 10 hours a day , not really pimples or zits. I put this on and two days whatever blemishes I have are gone.