Canker sores are small, painful ulcers on the inside of the mouth, tongue, lips, or throat. Multiple factors may cause canker sores, including injury to the mouth, acidic or spicy foods, vitamin deficiencies, hormones, stress, or autoimmune disorders.
Most canker sores require no treatment and heal on their own. To help relieve pain and speed healing, try the following recipe:
Canker Sore Swab:
1 teaspoon Echinacea Tincture
1 teaspoon Lemon Balm Tincture
1 teaspoon Calendula Tincture
1 Tablespoon Aloe Vera Gel
Mix all ingredients in a small jar with a tight seal. To use, place a pea-size amount of the gel on a clean piece of gauze. Hold in the mouth against the sore. You can use this gel as often hourly throughout the day, until your canker sore heals.