Mouth cold sores are usually caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV1), but could have other causes. Some studies have demonstrated lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) contains compounds to help fight the virus. Aloe may also help. See the research listed below.
In a small pot or double boiler, melt beeswax, coconut oil, and vitamin E together on low heat. Remove from heat and add the aloe gel and Melissa essential oil, stir well.
Immediately pour into storage tins or sealable jars. Let cool on counter till hard, then cover. Apply a very small amount on lips as needed.
Avoid during pregnancy, lactation, and with very small children. Avoid with hypersensitive skin. Discontinue use if condition worsens or there is added irritation.
The recipe should last about two weeks or much longer if store bought aloe gel is used. Avoid sharing lip balm with others, which could spread the virus.