DIY Melissa-Infused Lip Treatment

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DIY Sore Spot Lip Treatment

Unfortunately, I’ve been getting sores on my lips periodically since I was a very little girl. I went a year without a single sore, however these last few months I’ve been getting them pretty regularly.

I’ve used Zovirax, l-lysine, Abreva, and various essential oil combinations with little improvement until using this fabulous combination.  After only two applications the deep throbbing feeling subsides. I use it 2-3 times daily, depending on how soon I start applying, for 1-4 days. This DIY recipe is about a 3% dilution, which is safe for acute spot treatment.

What you’ll need:
What you’ll do:
  1. Melt Beeswax in a double boiler.
  2. Add coconut oil to melted beeswax over the double boiler. (melt on low and remove as soon as melted otherwise you run the risk of getting gritty coconut oil)
  3. After melted remove from heat.
  4. Add essential oils.
  5. Let cool slightly and whip for about 1 minute.
  6. Put a small dap on a q-tip and apply to affected area.

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26 thoughts on “DIY Sore Spot Lip Treatment”

  1. A couple of questions – first, how much does this make; second, with the “Melissa” are you referring to an essential oil, the hydrosol or something else. TIA

    1. This would make 1.25 ounces roughly. In this instance, the carrier oil has been infused with Melissa grown in an herb garden. You can learn more about infusing carrier oils here.

  2. I keep looking at this great recipe and I think it’s time to actually try my luck at DIYs. Thanks PT

  3. As a cold sore sufferer, I’m really looking forward to trying out this recipe.
    I don’t have Cajeput or Camphor though, is there something else that I can use?

  4. I made this today! I don’t have the melissa to infuse, but the recipe worked well for the consistency of the lip treatment. I also didn’t have Sandalwood. But, I saw that my PT Vetiver and Davana were good for skin problems- so I subbed 1/2 and 1/2 those oils. Typically I don’t like to vary from recipes, but sometimes you just gotta make due with what you have, right? So- Thanks for this base recipe! I’m looking forward to it helping my family.

  5. These lip sores are really nasty and been bugging me on off for years and still looking for a cure for them. Will definitely try on this recipe, thanks for sharing the tips.

  6. I have a question, the picture shows Ravensara and not Cajeput? Are these two interchangeable in this recipe? I have Ravensara but no Cajeput …hence why I ask! Thanks!

    1. I have been getting the lip sores every 5 months too. I have tried Antiviral cream (Virex) but no relief. Pls how can I get the ingredients you mentioned in your post in Nigeria, pls.
      Is there any already made treatment formula I can buy, pls

  7. “I love you website!
    And this post is so helpful as I am trying to start my own food blog. It gave me a lot to think about and provided a lot of guidance!

    I do have one question, is there any plugin or website that I should go to in order to add the copy right sign or information to my blog? I’m currently using wordpress.com

    1. I would imagine there is a plugin or widget for it but unfortunately that is not an area I’m familiar with. I know there are tons of youtube videos, I hope that helps, and all the best on your new blog!

  8. I sympathize, Kimberly! I had mouth sores for years, as a child and an adult, and never knew why. Now I know that they are a classic symptom of celiac disease (diagnosed nine years ago). Since switching to a gluten-free diet, I haven’t had a single recurrence. I’m certainly not a doctor and would stop short of saying that’s what’s causing the problem — just putting it out there as something to consider. Meanwhile, I’m glad you found something to relieve your symptoms! 🙂

    1. Thank you so much for sharing your experience! It seems that going gluten-free could benefit me in quite a few ways. With these sores becoming so frequent and severe I’m willing to try anything to actually cure them. Thank you again!

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