Herbal Treatments for Blisters
The herbs that will promote the healing of the skin and fight infections include:

o comfrey,

o calendula,

o chamomile,

o lavender,

o St. John’s wort.

• You can use lavender and tea tree essential oils on the blister. These essential oils need to be diluted by adding five times as much neutral vegetable oil - such as almond, sesame, vitamin E or avocado oil.

• Avoid causing further stress and physical injury to the area for several days.

• Repeat the cleaning and application of the herb cream and dressing two to three times per day until the blister is healed.

Herbal blister ointment

The following ointment is appropriate for use with blisters, minor cut, abrasions, minor burns and fungal skin infections.

½ ounce dried calendula blossoms

½ ounce dried comfrey root

2 cups almond, olive or other pure vegetable oil

½ cup finely chopped beeswax

10 drops lavender essential oil

10 drops tea tree oil

Combine the herbs and vegetable oils in a suitable pan and allow it to heat gently for 2 - 4 hours. You need to check it and stir it frequently to prevent it from burning. When the oil is yellow in color and has a ‘herby’ smell then it ready for straining - you can do this through a coffee filter or a piece of clean cloth. The result is an infused herbal oil.

To each cup of infused oil add ¼ cup of beeswax. Heat the oil and beeswax together over a very low heat until the beeswax is melted. Be careful not to allow it to boil or burn. The balm should be the consistency of an easily spreadable paste. To test this place a tablespoon of the mixture into the freezer until it cools. If it seems too thin add some more beeswax. If it is too thick add a little oil.

Remove the mixture from the heat and quickly ass the essential oils. Pour into clean glass containers and cover tightly. Cool to room temperature.

With appropriate care the blister should heal effectively in a couple of day and there shouldn’t be any infection. However, if the blister is particularly deep or there is underlying bruising or if you have circulation problems or diabetes you would be wise to seek the assistance of a health professional.

Dr Jenny Tylee is an experienced health professional who is passionate about health and wellbeing. She believes that health is not just absence of disease and seeks to actively promote vitality and wellness through empowering others. She encourages people to improve their health by quit smoking
cleansing their body, taking essential vitamin and mineral supplement and many other methods, including herbal remedies. She also owns healthproductssite.com

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