Recently, Paul and I went to see our son and his wife in Texas.
I know that Ryan and Jess have some basic oils so I just packed the supplements we use and roller balls for cold sores (that I get often) and sleepy time. I put everything in a pouch so I could get to them easily. About half way there I realized I had LEFT EVERYTHING AT HOME!! Almost immediately a little core sore popped up probably because of the stress. We arrived without any other incident. (Did I say I forgot my pouch and was stressed out?) After visiting a bit, I asked to use some oregano because of the anti-virus properties. I tried putting some on my lip with my finger but that didn’t go well. It was just too hot. After a nice evening, I put on some of their Stress Away and went to bed.
The next morning I tried again but this time I put a Q-tip on the opening of the oregano and turned the bottle over quickly. I touched the Q-tip to the bump on my lip. I knew the oil was there because I could smell it but there was no sting or discomfort at all. I reapplied every few hours. The best part is that the oregano and Q-tip worked great. The cold sore didn’t get bigger and dried up almost immediately. I don’t know if I invented this method or just discovered it out of necessity but I will use this Q-tip method again.
You know the old saying,” When life gives you lemons, make lemonade,” but in this case use oregano and a Q-tip.