Have you ever noticed how a cold sore will usually erupt at the WORST moment?
A family photo session… retirement party… or your first-born’s wedding… and BOOM.
You’ve got the ugliest thing ever crusted up and oozing on your lip.
Forget kissing anyone – you don’t even want to be LOOKED at.
And it burns and tingles like a son of a gun.
We’re smack dab in the middle of PEAK cold sore season, which is always winter…
But you can clear up your face… and get your confidence back… with a safe and easy trick that dates back to ancient India.
Fever blisters… begone!
Warning: The following may shock you.
If you’ve EVER had a cold sore… even just once… you have herpes.
And the various types of herpes simplex viruses NEVER go away completely.
They may retreat for a while… but even then, they lie in wait… ready to strike.
You can try to stave off a flare-up by boosting your immunity and avoiding stress, but you need to be prepared for when one of those “fever blisters” decides to rear its ugly head.
That’s why you need to have this ancient cure on hand: Indian sandalwood.
The most common source of the sandalwood that’s commonly found in fragrances, it comes from the Santalum album tree that’s native to India, Indonesia, the Philippines, and elsewhere in the East Indies.
It’s been known by that name since at least the early 14th century… but ancient cultures of diverse faiths have considered it sacred for ages.
They treasure its scent… so burn the wood from the center of the tree trunk as incense in religious ceremonies and other fire rituals.
And that’s exactly where sandalwood essential oil comes from… the scented heartwood.
Sandalwood can stop the herpes simplex virus-1 (HSV-1) from replicating.
And the more of it you use, the more effective it is.
Even more impressive is how it can inhibit the growth of the strains of HSV-1 that have learned to resist Big Pharma’s antiviral drugs.
Sandalwood works best when used at the first sign of an outbreak, though it’s never too late to use it.
Researchers attribute its antiherpetic activity to its main constituent, a type of alcohol called alpha-santalol.
For starters, this compound is a powerful anti-inflammatory… but we’ve only just BEGUN to learn what else it can do.
It’s also handy when you’ve got any number of other skin conditions, too… like burns, boils, chapped or dry skin, or even eczema.
Essential oils are highly concentrated versions of plant extracts, so they can be irritating on their own when used in full force.
Before applying it to your skin (don’t ingest it), you’ll need to dilute sandalwood with a carrier oil — like coconut oil, which is also good for your skin).
You can mix it with other essential oils like chamomile, lemongrass, oregano, and thyme.