In addition to the topical applications, there are also some essential oils that can be diffused or applied topically to help alleviate discomfort and offer pain relief. It is quite common for those with Canker Sore to use essential oils such as almond, peppermint, ginger, lavender, orange and even eucalyptus when treating their condition. However, it is important to know that not all essential oils are safe to apply to the skin, especially if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Some may cause allergic reactions in sensitive individuals and/or cause a rash when applied to the skin. If you are considering essential oil use, it is also important to understand how they are formulated and use them properly so you can avoid adverse reactions and achieve the greatest benefit to your particular condition.
One essential oil that can be used topically is the doterra. This natural remedy has been used in Australia for years and has proven effective at relieving discomfort in those who have Canker Sore. The oil is most effective when it is applied directly to the affected area. A doterra blend can be purchased online or in most beauty supply stores. When using this blend, make sure you use just enough to treat your condition and then slowly work your way up to using the entire bottle.
Another essential oil that can be found in many effective blends is the Australian Melaleuca tree oil. This oil was originally used to treat infections and other illnesses, but is ideal for healing skin ailments including Canker Sore. Some of the most effective ingredients include: mullein, lemon grass, peppermint, eucalyptus, marjoram, basil, tea tree, neem leaf, white oak bark, grapefruit seed extract and rosewood. Other natural blend ingredients include: yellow dock, white oak bark and nettle root.
One of the most common essential oils used in treating Canker Sore includes the essential oil of wild orange peel. Wild orange peel is well known for its anti inflammatory and antiseptic properties. Essential oils of the leaf are often applied topically to reduce inflammation and help with the itching and burning associated with Canker Sore. Essential oils of the peel are usually combined with rose hip seed extract, tea tree oil and neem leaf. This blend is most effective when used on a daily basis.
Essential oils of the deep blue blend are also used to relieve symptoms of Canker Sore. These oils include eucalyptus, anointing oils, geranium and neroli. Essential oils of the deep blue blend can be applied to the affected area several times each day. Some of the best essential oils for deep blue blend include: hyssop, cypress, myrrh, cypress and neroli.
A very interesting natural remedy for Canker Sore is using tea tree oil for canker sores. Using essential oils for treating sores such as tea tree oil is very effective. Essential oils of tea tree oil include: arnica, cinnamon bark, marjoram, myrrh, nutmeg and rose hip. It should be applied directly to the sores several times each day. To maximize the effectiveness of tea tree oil for canker sores, it should be combined with vitamin C. Vitamin C is an antiseptic that not only helps with the healing process but also helps prevent future sores from forming.
Lemon is another great home remedy for a canker sore. Lemon has properties that help relieve the burning, itching and stinging associated with cankers. Essential oils of lemon can be used topically on the affected area, or they can be mixed into your bath water for an instant hit of healing essence. Essential oils of lemon include: lemons, cleavers, tart balsam and pink grapefruit. Tea tree oil, marjoram and rosemary essential oils are all excellent choices for using topically on a canker sore.
Lavender essential oils are fantastic for soothing and softening the skin. A wonderful combination for treating and preventing common ailments of the skin. Essential oils of lavender include: angelica, calendula, cosmos, geranium, hyssop, lindera, mint, lavender, myrtle, palmar, raspberry, sandalwood and cypress. Tea tree and mint tea tree oil can also be used directly on the skin or mixed with a carrier oil such as olive oil and used topically on the canker sore. Essential oils of lavender can be used in a steam bath or burned in a vaporizer.