A Natural Cold Sore Remedy that Really Works

by Maria on March 4, 2009

plant is in handsCold sore remedies can be seen at pharmacies, grocery stores, and on television all the time. While some people may have success using prescription treatments, others go on a quest to find a natural cold sore remedy that won’t let them down.

After several years of formulation, Andrea Butje recently blended a highly successful natural cold sore remedy.

Her client found that a cold sore that normally became highly irritated and painful stayed small throughout use of the blend.  No swelling, no pain.

“No monster on my lip!”

Cold Sore Gel
Sandalwood essential oil — 12 drops
Eucalyptus radiata essential oil — 6 drops
Ravintsara essential oil — 1 drop
Just under 1 oz (30 ml) organic aloe vera gel
3 ml Solubol dispersant

Apply as needed with a clean fingertip or applicator such as a Q-Tip.

Remember, when blending therapeutically, it’s crucial that you use high quality oils.  The oils you can pick up at your local natural grocer are generally not high quality and can actually make skin irritation worse!

Did this remedy work for you?  Share your story in our comments!

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Maria Mora has worked on and off with Andrea Butje and Cindy Black since the inception of Aromatics International in 2006. With a background in writing and marketing, she enjoys assisting the talented Aromahead team with spreading their amazing wealth of knowledge. She looks forward to attending the Aromahead Institute's Aromatherapy Certification Program in the fall of 2008, and hopes that her next son waits to arrive until she's done with the last segment of the class.

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Missy March 12, 2016 at 8:42 pm

Hi! I see this recipe is for Adults and kids older than 10. Do you have a recommendation for a 6yr old? Thanks!


Andrea Butje March 14, 2016 at 1:41 pm

Hi Missy – for a 6 year old, I would suggest omitting Eucalyptus and Ravintsara and add 1 drop of Tea Tree to the blend.


Jackie August 25, 2015 at 10:25 am

I saw your cold sore recipe on your blog. It called for ravintsara, Sandalwood aloe and Eucalyptus radiata. Which sandalwood and ravintsara should we use?
Also I’ve see ravintsara spelled wo the T. Is that different?
Thank you


Andrea Butje August 25, 2015 at 5:28 pm

Hi Jackie – the sandalwood is Santalum album and the ravintsara is Cinnamomum camphora ct 1,8 cineole. Ravintsara and ravensara are two different oils: Ravintsara oil (also known as Ho leaf) is therapeutic and great for reducing pain and headaches, while Ravensara oil is not therapeutic and used for fragrance. Hope this helps 🙂


Carol March 9, 2009 at 7:53 pm

How long does this keep?


Maria March 16, 2009 at 2:50 pm

Hi Carol,

With aloe, this keeps, in the refrig, 3 or 4 days. Without the aloe, as a base with just the essential oils (to add to the aloe), it would keep for several years.


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