4 Essential Oils To Heal Your Herpes Outbreak with Alexandra Harbushka

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 Essential Oils Can Help Your Herpes Outbreaks

Ok, so I love essential oils. When I was first introduced to them I was really skeptical about their holistic healing properties but I was always a huge fan of using them as aromatherapy. Essential oils have become a huge thing over the last couple of years so most likely you have some type of oil laying around your house. Well, as I’m sure you guessed it there are some oils that are really helpful and beneficial when it comes to a herpes outbreak. These oils can do things like calm your nerves, help with swelling, the itching and even have antiviral properties.

Lavender oil

I think this is the best smelling oil. Lavender is really great used topically and it can help with the antiseptic properties as well as helping relieve herpes symptoms like the itch. It’s great to be used on open cuts so when you have an outbreak you can lavender directly to your sore. Also, in addition to healing open wounds lavender is also a natural painkiller, so if you're dealing with a ton of pain from your herpes outbreak this will help ease it. Another great benefit of lavender is it can help you sleep and a lot of times during really bad outbreaks it can be hard to sleep whether it be from the anxiety of your diagnosis or just because of discomfort. You can use it topically on the outbreak, put a few drops on a cotton ball and put it in your pillowcase or drop a few drops into an Epsom salt bath. All these methods will help you tremendously.

Oregano oil

Oregano oil is pretty popular oils for herpes treatment. This is one that I’ll get questions about and see that a lot of people in our secret society use oregano oil. This oil has been used for many years due to its health benefits and it’s antibacterial properties. Oregano oil can quicken the healing process, as well as, reduce inflammation and swelling. There are tons of other great benefits but I’m sticking to what will help with herpes.

Peppermint oil

IS one of my favorites. Personally, I love putting some drops into some hot water and drinking it, but the best way to use this for herpes is not to drink it but to use it topically. It’s often considered a "super oil" because it has health benefits that many herpes medications do not. There’s been some medical research showing how badass peppermint oil can be. Peppermint oil can help alleviate symptoms of different herpes strains that are immune to many other herpes medications. Meaning that using peppermint oil topically is pretty badass and it will fight the herpes virus.  If you plan to use peppermint oil as a treatment, dilute the peppermint oil with a wet q-tip. For best results, apply it as soon as you know a breakout is getting ready to start.

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Best Practices: Take a q-tip and wet it a bit. Apply a drop or two to the wet q-tip. Then apply the q-tip to the area you wish to treat. The reason why it’s recommended to wet the q-tip is that the essential oils can be so potent and can even burn your skin. The last thing you want is a herpes outbreak and a skin burn. That sounds like a really bad day!

Pro Tip: If you want to ingest them make sure you read the label first. Some of the essential oils are not for consumption, but some of them are and are really yummy.  Also, the quality of essential oil will play a role in whether or not you want to add them to your food so do your research.

So as you can see there’s a ton of benefit to having these oils on hand and in your cupboard. I’ll always travel with at least one oil and I keep them on hand. If the oil flavor fits with what I’m cooking I’ll add a few drops in or I’ll put them in my diffuser and take them in that way. Regardless they are a pretty big part of my life.

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