Coconut oil is traditionally used as a base in herbal infused oils and in salve making due to its strong naturally-occurring anti-viral properties.
Tea tree is traditionally known for its antiviral, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory properties, hence very helpful with Lip Sores. It might encourage the natural recovery process by drying it out and may be supportive in preventing further problems.
Peppermint possesses a unique fatty acid (Callophyllic acid) that supports the regeneration of damaged tissue. Peppermint's plant compounds were found to have anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, antifungal, and antioxidant properties that support the natural regenerative process of the skin.
Oregano includes carvacrol, β‐fenchyl alcohol, thymol, and terpinene that are traditionally known to have antimicrobial, antibacterial, and antifungal properties. These compounds may support new skin cells and the natural recovery process.
Clove Bud is a natural anesthetic that may reduce pain when applied to the skin to aid that aching, tingling feeling, present in this problem. It may have an antimicrobial and antiviral effect and may be able to partially numb the affected area, making outbreaks slightly easier to tolerate.
Lemon Balm (Melissa) is considered one of the most powerfully medicinal essential oils that may help to speed up the recovery time and may minimize symptoms when used topically to reduce tension feeling, itching, and burning. Researchers found that it may inhibit the penetration of the strains and shorten their life span. Pure Lemon Balm oil has an exceptionally low yield (about 0.05%) which makes it a very costly oil.
German Chamomile may be helpful to naturally block the absorption of the strains into the cells differently than mainstream products, according to research. Many times it has shown itself to gently easing skin conditions and improving itchiness.