Organic Pure Vanilla Extract

66% Worth it
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This really is the best natural remedy I have found for cold sores. I find that it works especially well as a preventative measure when you feel that cold sore tingle.... you know the one! Studies have found that vanilla is antibacterial and antifungal so using it preventatively can't hurt, especially because it tastes so good.

What You'll Need

  • 100% pure Vanilla Extract - you can buy in most food stores
  • Cotton Swabs

What You'll Do

  • Soak cotton in vanilla until thoroughly saturated.
  • Apply directly to sore, holding the swab in place for a minute or so. Repeat four times daily
  • Soak the cotton pad or swab in the vanilla extract until it is thoroughly saturated.
  • Using a cotton swab, liberally apply the vanilla to your lips. You can hold the swab or pad in place for a minute or so. Do this four times daily until no longer needed.

Tips & Warnings

  • Make sure you do not use artificial vanilla as this will have no effect at all on the cold sore.
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ANNA B says...
Excellent - best if applied before bed. In the morning cold sore had healed.

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