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Autumn winds and lip balm for cold sore protection

Natural, organic protection for lips

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

Help your skin’s natural defences by eating well and being happy, by not using harsh chemicals and detergents on your skin, and by applying natural organic oils to help maintain you skin’s natural defences.

In 2010 I developed a natural lipbalm, Greenman Beebalm, that I use daily. Since then, my experience and feedback from friends and customers has convinced me that BeeBalm helps prevent and heal cold sores.

My experience of dealing with skin problems including cold sores

I ‘ve been using Beebalm lipbalm since 2010 and I don’t really get cold sores anymore. Toward the end of this summer I was traveling and didn’t do my usual daily lip balm application, and a sensitivity started – a slightly bruised feeling that is the start of a cold sore. I applied BeeBalm and the sore disappeared over the next couple of days, with barely a hint of the crusting that marks a fully developed cold sore.

How it works

I studied Biochemistry and Forestry, but in my opinion, the way BeeBalm works is more common sense than science. Apart from the obvious advice to live well and eat good organic food, how does it work?

Cold sores are caused by a virus infection which disrupt the skin. So the idea is to:

  1. apply a waxy layer to protect the skin, allowing it to heal itself (beeswax, jojoba)
  2. provide an anti viral to discourage the cold sore virus (tee tree oil)
  3. provide nutrients, vitamin E and free radicals to promote skin healing (wheatgerm oil)

Tea Tree oil is well known as an anti-viral oil. Some people are sensitive to Tea Tree. In any event you should use it diluted in oil, or a 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.

I use organic beeswax because I don’t want to put non organic beeswax on my face – could contain pesticides and antibiotics. I  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.

Bee Balm TT prod shot lrI started making my own my own lipbalm in 2010. It’s called BeeBalm (Tea Tree). I sell it under the Greenman Bodycare label, in local shops and online. It’s stocked in Hisbe Brighton, and Manuka Foods, Chichester, both in the UK (see Greenman Bodycare website for stockist details).

You can also buy BeeBalm online from my website

Good luck!

Greenman

 

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Ada’s email: testimonial from Poland that BeeBalm helps heal cold sores

In 2013, I received a brilliant testimonial from Poland:

“I had a bad cold sore at the time I had to go to the hospital to give birth to my baby and I took a few of the (medicated) cold sore patches with me (not to pass the infection to my baby), but they only made my cold sore worse.

After couple of days my husband brought me my lip balm (Greenman tea tree BeeBalm) and after couple of days not only it helped to soothe it but my cold sore was gone completely.

Ada (Poland)”

https://greenmanbodycare.com/product/beebalm-organic-lip-balm-with-tea-tree-oil/

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Alicia’s Letter: testimonial that Beebalm helps heal coldsores

I feel confident about recommending BeeBalm to help cold sores, because users tell me it works. Here, below, is the original testimonial from 2012 that made me feel I should share BeeBalm with others.

Alicia’s letter (2012)

  • With permission, address withheld.
  • Re: Greenman BeeBalm
  • From: Alicia (address withheld)
  • To: greenman@greenman.bz;
    Date: Saturday, 8 September 2012, 19:58
    Hello Russell
    The BeeBalm works well. I have so far have not got a cold sore (knock on wood). I use the BeeBalm almost everyday and even gave one to my mother.
    Sent from my iPhone
    Alicia’s original paypal note (with her order for two tubes of BeeBalm)
    “i heard that this will work for cold sores. im going to cross my fingers. i been having cold sores for a very long time. i frist got one at the age of 7 or 8.”

Greenman BeeBalm Tea Tree Oil organic lip balm (1 x 4.5g tube)