Blisters on the skin are often experienced as the result of burns and repetitive rubbing
motions. They can be extremely painful and also particularly annoying when they are on
your hands and feet.
Lavender oil (Lavandula angustifolia) has analgesic (numbing), anti-inflammatory, and
antibacterial properties that provide relief to blisters of all kinds. A regular application of
lavender oil to blisters can ease throbbing pain, minimize swelling, reduce healing time, and
even help prevent scarring of delicate skin.
For blistered burns, apply lavender oil to affected area as soon as possible. Make sure to
clean skin prior to application to minimize the risk of infection.
Continue to apply neat (undiluted) every one or two hours to the affected area to reduce
pain and prevent infection.
For blisters on feet or hands, apply lavender oil with a Q-tip to exactly cover only the blister.
Cover with a band-aid to avoid infection.
For sensitive skin or larger blisters, mix 10-20 drops of lavender oil with 1 oz carrier oil
(such as almond, coconut or jojoba) and apply to clean skin 3-5 times a day. If possible,
leave uncovered for as long as possible to increase oxygen and assist in cell rejuvenation.
This information is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to prescribe,
treat, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition. As always, before you begin any
sort of regimen using essential oils, please consult with your physician, naturopath, or
aromatherapist before doing so. The use of oils can be very empowering and effective
in the treatment of a variety of ailments. However, use your own discretion; the medical
community is there to help us when oils can't.