Monthly Archives: September 2014

It’s that time of year again! Break out the lip balm! Cold sore prevention as autumn approaches

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A photo of me applying Beebalm in the nick of time!

Earlier today a friend (MP) texted me – she had lost the tube of BeeBalm I gave her last year, and she felt a cold sore coming on. Could I meet her and bring a new tube?

So it must be that time of year again. Although it’s not yet cold, change is in the air, and cold sores start to appear. So I’m posting this post for people who Google “How to prevent cold sores” and “Cure cold sores”. It’s the reason I keep on making BeeBalm, because people I know use it, and it works. So I would like to spread the word.

There is not much new to say, just a reminder to help your skin’s natural defences by eating well and being happy, by not using harsh chemicals and detergents on your skin, and if necessary by lightly applying natural organic oils and organic beeswax.

I make a lip balm that fits the bill perfectly – here’s the link:

My experience of dealing with skin problems including cold sores

I studied Biochemistry and Forestry and used to work in publishing. I used to get cold sores but no longer! (Cross fingers touch wood!) Here’s my opinion. Apart from the obvious advice to live well and eat good organic food, what to do if cold sores start?

The best antiseptic oil in my view is Tea Tree. It is well known as an anti viral oil – check it out in Wikipedia. Only problem some people are sensitive to Tea Tree – it’s too strong for some skins. In any event you should use it diluted in oil, or the most convenient way is in a lip balm. Use a lip balm that is made with beeswax, this will form a protective layer on your skin and help your lips heal themselves. During winter I use Tea Tee lip balm and I don’t really get cold sores anymore. This last winter I didn’t bother, a little one started, and I applied the TeaTree balm and it went the next day. I started making my own my own at home using organic beeswax because you don’t want to be putting non organic beeswax on your face – could contain pesticides and antibiotics. I also prefer to use community farmed products if I can – rather than industrial produce. So I use organic beeswax from African forest communities. I also include jojoba oil because its got oils similar to human skin, and wheat germ oil because its got vitamin E. It really works for me and my friends.

Bee Balm TT prod shot lrYes, I do sell it under my Greenman label, I’ve been selling in local shops and online since 2010. It’s called BeeBalm (Tea Tree). It’s stocked in Infinity Foods, Brighton, and Manuka Foods, Chichester, both in the UK. You can also buy it online from my website.

Good luck!

For more info on why I think Beebalm is so good at curing cold sores, click here: