How to treat a canker sore with essential oils?

Whatever the origin of the canker sore, its discomfort is such that we often want to get rid of it immediately! How to get a healthy mouth quickly? What if essential oils were the solution? 100% natural, their properties act immediately so that you find a perfect mouth.

How to treat a canker sore with essential oils?

Why use essential oils against canker sores?

Our oral mucosa is very sensitive and small superficial ulcerations may appear. This is called canker sores. Often painful, they are inhibited thanks to the analgesic, analgesic and anesthetic properties of essential oils. Associated with anti-inflammatory, healing and immune-stimulating benefits, essential oils activate healing so that this discomfort is quickly forgotten.

3 essential oils against canker sores

Noble laurel, analgesic

Indispensable in our kitchens, the laurel offers us an essential oil that is very useful on an emotional and health level. Its anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties act directly on the mouth ulcer to reduce the pain and discomfort caused in the mouth.

Use: Pour 1 drop of noble laurel essential oil on a cotton swab. Apply to the ulcer 3 to 4 times a day for 3 days.

Precautions: Perform a skin test before application – Do not overdose – Not suitable for pregnant women under 3 months, children under 6, and people with asthma or epilepsy.

The tea tree, immunostimulant

The tea tree or tea tree is not to be confused with the tea plant (from which the tea we drink comes). Its leaves produce an essential oil essential to our medicine kit. The anti-inflammatory and healing properties of tea tree essential oil act against oral inflammation, while accelerating healing. Combined with immunostimulating properties, tea tree essential oil strengthens the immune defenses so that your canker sore disappears more quickly.

Use: Pour 1 drop of tea tree essential oil on a cotton swab. Apply to the ulcer 3 to 4 times a day for 3 days.

Precautions: Perform a skin test before application – Do not overdose orally – Not suitable for pregnant women under 3 months, children under 3 months and people with epilepsy and subjects with cancer or hormone-dependent disorders no – Be careful when taking antibiotics or antifungals at the same time, ask your doctor for advice.

Clove, local anesthetic

Spice of our kitchens, the clove offers an essential oil rich in benefits, but pay attention to its precautions for use! Analgesic and anesthetic, thanks to the molecules of eugenol which compose it, the essential oil of clove calms the pains in the mouth so that you quickly find your oral comfort.

Use: Pour 1 drop of clove essential oil into ½ teaspoon of edible vegetable oil of your choice (olive, rapeseed, etc.). Soak your cotton swab, then apply to the mouth ulcer 3 to 4 times a day for 3 days.

Precautions: Perform a skin test before application – Do not inhale – Not suitable for pregnant or breastfeeding women, children under 12, subjects on anticoagulants or with coagulation disorders, people on IRSS, MAOIs, pethidine , sympathometics, people with blood pressure disorders.

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Recipes against canker sores

Canker sore treatment oil

  • Clove EO: 1 drop
  • HE of noble laurel: 1 drop
  • Cajeput EO: 1 drop
  • Calendula vegetable oil
  1. In a previously disinfected bottle, pour the essential oils.
  2. Then add vegetable oil.
  3. To mix together.
  4. Dip a cotton swab into the mixture. Apply to the ulcer 3 to 4 times a day for 3 days.

By Danièle Festy, pharmacist and aromatherapist, My bible of essential oils, 2018

Canker sore mouthwash

  • Clove EO: 1 drop
  • HE of noble laurel: 1 drop
  • HE of aspic lavender: 1 drop
  • Dispersant: 3 drops
  1. In a teaspoon, add all the ingredients
  2. Immerse the teaspoon in ½ glass of hot water
  3. Make your mouthwash (do not swallow).
  4. Repeat the operation 3 times a day, for a maximum of 3 days

By Danièle Festy, pharmacist and aromatherapist, My bible of essential oils, 2018

Canker sore treatment oil

  • HE of tea tree: 30 drops
  • HE of noble laurel: 30 drops
  • Clove EO: 15 drops
  • Olive or sunflower vegetable oil: 10 m
  1. In a previously disinfected bottle, pour the essential oils.
  2. Then add vegetable oil.
  3. To mix together.
  4. Dip a cotton swab into the mixture.
  5. Apply to the ulcer 3 to 4 times a day for 3 days.

By Françoise Couic-Marinier, pharmacist and aromatherapist, Healing with essential oils, 2016

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