Blisters

sock with hole legs feetBlisters found on the skin may come from a variety of different sources. A common source is from repeated rubbing on the skin and 2nd or 3rd degree burns. Shoes or boots that fit badly can cause blisters on heels, toes, and/or balls of the feet. Working with your hands without wearing gloves is another common source. The best cure for these types of blisters is prevention. Test new shoes and boots before going on extended activities. Wear gloves if your hands are not calloused when doing repeated motions with tools.

One of the greatest problems with blisters is the potential for infection to occur. As blistered skin peels away revealing a layer of the skin which is more prone to infection called the dermal layer. Essential oils are ideal for this situation since many oils are both antibacterial and analgesic.

Suggested Oils to Use

Lavender, Tea Tree, Myrrh

Also consider: Geranium, Helichrysum

Suggested Ways to use

First clean the area well with soap and water. After that, you can apply lavender or other suggested oils. Lavender has antibacterial properties. If the blister is causing discomfort drain the blister by disinfecting a needle with Melaleuca (or rubbing alcohol). Penetrate the blistered area of skin and then allow the blister to drain. Apply Lavender, Tea Tree, and/or Myrrh topically, without diluting, every one or two hours to the affected area of skin to reduce pain and prevent any infection. If the affected area will be exposed to direct sources of an infection, cover the blistered area with a cotton ball and tape or band aid, otherwise it is best left uncovered to heal faster.