Why is it that the cutest women’s shoes are always the most uncomfortable? So a few days ago this was exactly the case for me, and after a couple hours of wearing heels, I ended up with two fat blisters (ouch!), one on each big toe. So instead of going straight for my Neosporin, I decided to try an oil remedy. I looked it up in my nifty oils book, and read that lavender oil was recommended to alleviate blisters.
Before applying the lavender to my two blisters, however, I figured let me make a quick “clinical study” out of this situation! So I only applied the lavender oil to one of my blisters (the one on my right toe) and left the other one alone with no applicatio at all. That night, I noticed that the blister on my left toe (sorry for the gory details!) had actually burst, the liquid had drained out, and the raw flesh underneath was now (painfully) exposed. My blister on the right toe, which I had applied lavender to (1-2 drops few times throughout the day), had not burst. Instead, I could tell the liquid that was underneath it from earlier in the day was not there anymore! The squishiness of the blister was gone, and I couldn’t feel any liquid underneath.
The following day, I noticed that the slight ring around the blistered area on my right toe was gone and there was no residue of a blister at all! No scab, no peeling off of the skin, nothing! I was truly amazed. It’s been 4 days since I had first applied the lavender oil to my right toe blister, and my left toe blister is still a scabbed-mess.
It’s safe to say I proved to myself just how effective lavender oil is on blisters, and I will allow myself to start applying amazing lavender oil to my scabbed-up blister on my left toe now! You know, sometimes you just have to treat yourself as the guinea pig to discover more amazing and beautiful uses for these fabulous oils!
Would love to hear your comments, questions, or similar experiences you may have had using lavender oil =).