Why to Use Tea Tree Oil for Cold Sores

Cold sores are also known as “fever blisters”. It is mainly formed around the mouth and it may painful, itchy and embarrassing. Cold sores may cause by herpes simplex virus(HSV). Let see how to use tea tree oil for cold sores and get rid of it.

Tea Tree Oil for Cold Sores

Tea tree oil is well known for its anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and antiseptic. These properties help to treat cold sores. A study(1) says that tea tree oil had an antiviral effect on herpes simplex virus(HSV)(2).

How to Use

  1. Take dilute tea tree oil and add carrier oil (such as jojoba oil and coconut oil).
  2. Apply the oil on the affected area with the help of a clean cotton swab.


  • To avoid skin irritation don’t use tea tree oil on cold sores more than twice per day.

Read: Tea Tree Oil for Toothache

Other Essential for Cold Sores

  1. Lavender oil
  2. Clove oil
  3. Hyssop oil
  4. Thyme oil
  5. Peppermint oil
  6. Eucalyptus oil
  7. Chamomile oil
  8. Lemon balm oil
  9. Chrysanthemum oil

Also Read:

Tea Tree Oil for Burns

Tea Tree Oil for Hemorrhoids

Tea Tree Oil for Ringworm

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