Herpes simplex type 1 and type 2 viruses are the two viruses that cause genital and oral herpes infections. These viruses cause painful outbreaks of blisters and sores to occur in the affected area when the virus is active in the skin or mucus membranes, followed by periods of latency when the virus resides in the nerve cells around the infected area.


Peppermint, Melaleuca, Helichrysum, Clove

Apply oil directly on the lesions at the first sign of outbreak.

Simple Solutions:

Combine 4 tsp. (6 g)beeswax pellets, 1 Tbs. (10 g) cocoa butter, and 3 Tbs. (45 ml) jojoba oil, and melt in the microwave (30 seconds at a time, stirring in between) or in a double boiler. Cool slightly, and add 5 drops melissa, 5 drops peppermint, and 5 drops helichrysum essential oil. Pour into small jars or lip balm containers, and allow to cool completely. Apply a small amount of balm on cold sores as needed.

The information on this page is from the book Modern Essentials: A
Contemporary Guide to the Therapeutic Use of Essential Oils
, published
by AromaTools®. Please refer to Modern Essentials for additional
information, research, and usage suggestions.

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