If you have ever gotten a blister, pay close attention! A few days ago I had two bulging blisters on the tops of my toes. While working on this blog, singing the praises of lavender it occurred to me that I had read that lavender could treat blisters. So I gave it a try.
I put a drop of lavender on my finger and spread it over the two blisters. I did this two more times in the next hour and 15 minutes or so. After about an hour and a half from my initial application of lavender, I felt the blister loose its fluid without breaking the skin. I used a napkin to absorb the moisture and finish draining my blister. I then reapplied lavender.
The next day I could barely tell that there had been a blister there. My skin did not break and basically just began to reattach itself to the flesh below it. I experienced zero discomfort when I put shoes on that same morning. This is the only time I have ever used lavender on a blister (this is all new to me) so I am very curious to see if it will help me prevent blister problem spots.
In the past I would get a blister while running and it would tear or I would have to pop it. The spot would be sore for a long time and would become a blister breeding ground. I would get blisters over and over again in the same spot because my skin would be so weak.
But will this work on feet that are running often? (I was not able to try this because I am supposed to rest my knee). What about blisters from burns or blisters that have already popped? To find out, I ordered some lavender for sharing. This is where I need your help! I would love it and be eternally grateful to those that are willing to try this out and report back to me. My goal is to get an accurate picture of lavender as a blister beater in different scenarios. If you are interested in trying out a bit o’lavender on your blisters (this includes all blister types), let me know and I will try to get some to you right away!