Canker sores are a commonly occurring condition affecting the mouth region. It occurs as the sensitive lining of the mouth are eroded and they are painful making it difficult to eat and talk. It is a condition commonly seen in about 20% of the population and there are various methods that can treat them effectively. You may want to figure out how to get rid of canker sores using home remedies which will give you effective results in no time. Canker stores are an inflammation that typically appear red and grow in size with a yellow or whitish centre.

A number of reasons can be behind them and the exact cause is sometimes unknown. It can be caused by stress, genetics, problems in immune functioning, wearing braces, etc. There are various DIY ingredients which can be combined to create an anti-microbial, inflammation reducing, pain relieving oil which will work well. Eucalyptus and peppermint are both oils with anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties. These work to reduce infection and finally do away with the canker sores. In order to prepare the home remedy, use 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil, 10 drops of peppermint essential oil, 8 drops of eucalyptus essential oil and mix them in a glass bottle. Apply this on the affected area after shaking thoroughly throughout the day 4-5 times and soon the sore will disappear.


Chamomile is also a good home remedy if you are researching how to get rid of canker sores. This substance is used to aid digestion, increase sleep, relaxation and also reduces inflammation in addition to having antiseptic properties. To prepare the medication, use a chamomile tea bag and fresh water. Soak the bag in the clean fresh bowl of water and hold it against the sores for 5-10 minutes to get pain relief, it also promotes speedy healing and recovery over time.

Coconut oil is a substance with excellent anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory properties and is quite effective in reducing and ridding your canker sores. With a clean cotton swab apply a liberal amount      onto the sore. Make sure to cover it well with a generous helping. This remedy works in a few weeks time to help tackle the canker sores.

Clove oil is a great remedy for pain relief and also is excellent for its anti-inflammatory properties. Mix 4-5 drops of essential clove oil with ½ teaspoon of olive oil and apply with a cotton ball onto the affected area for 5-8 minutes to get relief from the canker sores. Applying raw honey 2-3 times a day daily is also a great way to be rid of these pesky sores. Ensure that you always clean your mouth before applying these home remedies. With items like clove, eucalyptus oils etc, be sure to only use the recommended drops as they are quite potent and strong. Also pay heed to any allergies or reactions to any of these natural ingredients and stop immediately washing the area clean completely, if there are any allergic reactions to it. Consult a dermatologist if rashes or painful eruptions occur.