Essential Oil Remedy for Cold Sores

essential oil cold sore remedy

I’m unlucky enough to get cold sores, when I’m stressed or tired, or when I get a cold. They’re sore and itchy, and just not nice! Thankfully, this essential oil blend eases them. I use it as soon as I feel the first ‘tingle’, the sweet almond oil stops keeps it moist, and the essential oils bring some relief.

You’ll Need:
10ml sweet almond oil
6 drops Chamomile German
8 drops Tea Tree
5 drops Lavender

I keep my blend in an old essential oil bottle, I can drop a little onto my finger and rub into the cold sore several times a day.

essential oils for cold sores


  1. Anne

    January 23, 2014 at 12:27

    I love essential oils.
    I usually use thyme oil when I get a cold and feel a sore throat coming on. I get a bowl of boiling water and drop a few drops of thyme and breathe it in. I do this a few times a day when Im coming down with a cold.
    Have you tryed Bergamot on your cold sore?

    1. polly

      January 23, 2014 at 14:14

      I haven’t tried Bergamot before on a cold sore – will test it out next time I get one :) Thanks for the tip!

  2. Fritha

    January 23, 2014 at 13:44

    ahh thats such a good idea to have a book with some handy recipes in it too! I’ve never had a cold sore but I’ve heard they are one of those things if you get once they just keep coming back? Handy to know what to do if I ever get one! xx

    1. polly

      January 23, 2014 at 14:08

      yup, once you’ve had one they come back :( horrid things! Mine come when I’m tired, or stressed or ill!

  3. Fiona

    January 23, 2014 at 14:19

    I used to have loads of essential oils but only have a couple in the house now, shall have to rectify this! x

  4. Jess @ Along Came Cherry

    January 23, 2014 at 19:20

    I’ve never had a coldsore but I love essential oils. I put loads of lavender in my bath every evening to try and relax me after a stressful days with the kiddos! x

    1. polly

      January 24, 2014 at 20:41

      mmm… lavender in my bath is the best!

  5. Lori

    January 24, 2014 at 12:12

    I always get a coldsore when I’m stressed or run down so this is great! I’ll definitely try this when the next ugly one raises it’s head x

    1. polly

      January 24, 2014 at 20:42

      that’s when mine come, couldn’t believe the difference this made.

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  9. rosley

    December 1, 2015 at 18:18

    please send me a bottle I have them all the time.

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