I'm not sure if due to the weather or stress that I got a fever blister, but out of now where the beginnings of a potential issue popped up on my lip. My initial reaction was to go natural and try one of my essential oils. I was out of tea tree, so I opted for pure peppermint oil. Obviously, I had to dilute the oil, so I got about a teaspoon of aloe vera gel and mixed about 2-3 drops of the peppermint oil.
This little concoction had AMAZING results! I applied it every 1-2 hours and it began working instantly. By the second day, this "blemish" had virtually disappeared.
Hopefully my little experience may peak your curiosity about essential oils. If you haven't checked it out previously, here's a link to a guide I wrote awhile back:
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