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Cold Sore Lip Balm
5 from 2 votes

No More Cold Sores Lip Balm

This nourishing lip balm recipe uses essential oils scientifically proven to help keep cold sores at bay. 
Active Time5 mins
Cooling Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: DIY Beauty, Wellness
Keyword: coconut oil, essential oils, lip balm
Yield: 1 tube of lip balm
Author: Nicole Stine
Cost: $3


  • Double boiler
  • 5 mL lip balm tube
  • 1 pipette



  • Combine beeswax, cocoa butter, coconut oil, and avocado oil in a double boiler. Warm on low heat until beeswax is completely melted.
  • Remove from the heat and stir until thoroughly mixed. Add essential oils and stir again. Using the pipette, transfer the melted mixture to lip balm tube. Let it completely harden before use.


Do not apply lip balm to a cold sore straight from the tube as it will contaminate the mixture. Instead, use your clean fingertips to apply the balm to a cold sore and immediately wash your hands afterward. 
Here are the lip balm tubes and pipettes I use. Feel free to adjust the recipe to make more.
Your lip balm should last for 3–4 months without needing refrigeration.
*Do not use more than 2 drops of peppermint EO per lip balm tube. The cooling properties of peppermint can cause a strong tingling sensation that some individuals may find uncomfortable.