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Treatment of Blister with Essential Oils

Blister:

Small pockets of fluid usually caused by friction, burning, freezing, infection, or chemical exposure, blisters normally affect the upper layer of the skin, causing pain that can sometimes be severe. Allow blisters to remain intact, if possible, as the skin is a natural barrier to infection. Severe blistering caused by burns, chemical exposure, freezing, and infection may not respond well to natural remedies. Seek medical attention as necessary.

Lavender-Myrrh Compress:

MAKES 1 TREATMENT

Follow this treatment by applying a donut-shaped blister bandage or some moleskin around the blister, making sure the sticky part of the covering does not touch the blister.

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. In a medium glass bowl, add the water along with 2 drops of lavender essential oil and 2 drops of myrrh essential oil.
  2. Using your fingertips, apply 1 drop of lavender essential oil to the blister, followed by 1 drop of myrrh essential oil, then the carrier oil.
  3. Submerge a towel in the water, wring it out it out, and apply the compress to affected area. Leave the compress in place until it warms to body temperature.
  4. Dry the area before applying a cushioned bandage.
  5. Repeat this treatment every 4 hours as needed.

Tea Tree Blister Soak:

 MAKES 1 TREATMENT

Use this remedy for foot blisters that have broken open or have been drained. Use eucalyptus, lavender, or myrrh essential oil if tea tree essential oil isn't on hand.

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. In a large shallow glass or ceramic basin, add the water and tea tree essential oil, and stir to combine.
  2. Soak the foot for 15 minutes, then pat it dry, allowing the blister to air-dry.
  3. Repeat this treatment 1 or 2 times a day until the blistered area has healed. To speed the healing process, keep the affected area exposed to open air for as long as possible.

 

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