|If you've ever had a burn on your fingertip you know what a challenge it can be to continue sewing. The pain, blistering and ensuing scab can make finger work miserable for days.
Recently, I grabbed my hot iron in the wrong way and got a big second degree burn--a blister on my finger. I ran cool water over it while thinking--what to do? I have a friend that swears by lavender for skin irritaions. It occurred to me that I could try some lavender essential oil (lavandula augustifolia) to make it feel better.
I was shocked that the pain IMMEDIATELY was relieved and I could immediately go back to sewing--pain-free.
The next day the blister was evident (though mild) and remained completely pain free. And disappeared soon thereafter.
If you decide to try this tip, please be sure to get Lavandula augustifolia as there are a couple of different kinds of lavender essential oils and another may not work as well.
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