Healing Canker Sores ~ Naturally

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My son suffers from painful canker sores quite often. I have finally convinced him to avoid certain foods that may be triggering them. We’ll start with one culprit at a time and see what happens. Ketchup is the first to go, the acidity in it is known to cause canker sores. He’s pretty upset as he loves ketchup BUT I think the pain of the canker sores is much worse than missing out on one thing. ^_^

Healing Canker Sores ~ Naturally

I remember growing up having canker sores too, and MY Mama & Nana would have me rinse my mouth with some warm salt water for relief. This definitely does help, but I’ve found a few more options along the way that not only relieve the pain but also help speed the healing. ~Naturally.

The remedy I use on my son is simple yet very effective. I start by having him rinse his mouth with a mixture of salt and baking soda in warm water. Sometimes we take a q-tip and dab the mixture on the sores directly, so his mouth doesn’t feel all dry and yucky from the salt.

  • 1tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup of water

Rinse mouth thoroughly a few times a day, or dab mixture on affected area a few times a day.

Next, I have my all natural Clove Tooth Pain Relief – This mixture is very numbing and also holds anti-bacterial healing properties. This is his most favorite because it acts as almost instant relief. I dip a q-tip in the mixture and dab it on the canker sores directly. This mixture is simple to make and only requires 2 ingredients:

  • Coconut Oil
  • Clove Bud Oil

See link for full recipe.

We top it off with a nice Chamomile tea with honey in it, as both are supposed to help heal the sores as well. He can then rest. Tear Free. <3

Here is a great list of natural canker sore relief from RapidHomeRemedies.com

What do you use to heal canker sores naturally?

I recommend Mountain Rose Herbs for all of your herbal healing needs!
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Briar Rose

Briar Rose - Canadian Mama to two beautiful boys, blessed wife to the most supportive husband, Positive Parenting, Natural Family Wellness & Motherhood. Saved by Grace, Lover of all things old. Antiques, Old Books and Old Homes. History and Ancestry. Refinishing or Restoring Furniture, Creating Rustic Designs, Ornate Antique, Primitive Decorating. Learning to bake, sharing on Old Recipe Book. Taking a break from Blogging @ Briar Rose Blog, The Herbal Healing Mama, & Rustic Reclaimed Designs. - Profile photo: Reflections of Life Photography.

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