Infection caused by the presence of a virus in the body. Viruses can infect almost any tissue, type in the body including the brain, the skin and more. Viral infections cannot be treated with typical antibiotics, the majority of human viral infections can be effectively fought by the body’s own immune system, along with proper diet, hydration, and rest.

Simple Solutions

Cold Sores: 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 in 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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