Natural Treatments for Blisters

By Scott J. Banks, Joe Kraynak, J. J. Virgin

You don’t want to pop a blister; instead, let it heal naturally. Blisters result from friction, chemical exposure, or infection and are the body’s way of protecting the underlying skin as the body grows new skin. The following natural cures may help in the meantime:

  • Aloe vera: Break off a piece of the plant, rub the broken end gently over the blister, and cover with a breathable bandage. Do this several times a day.

  • Apple cider vinegar: Place a small amount on a cotton swab and apply it around the blister. Be aware that this is likely to sting.

  • Green tea: Green tea has anti‐inflammatory properties. Boil a cup of green tea, let it cool, and then use a cotton swab to apply the tea to the blister several times daily.

  • Tea tree oil ointment: Apply this ointment several times daily and cover with a breathable bandage.