When you have a sore throat rather than taking painkillers, start gargling.
Gargle with salt water and either 2 drops of doTerra On Guard
Or you can do the same thing as an oil pull and add some coconut oil which you then swill around your mouth, so yes add the coconut oil, the essential oils and salt. Just swill for 5-10 minutes around the mouth.
Do this across the day 2-3 times.
This can really help to reduce the pain of a sore throat and any bacteria in the mouth quite quickly for you.