Hiking Adventure! Me vs Blisters

This is the first time in all of my hiking endeavors that I have gotten a blister. I'm not sure what I did differently this time, to deserve a blister, but I don't like them and I don't want another one.


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Blister Causes
When hiking a blister occurs because of repetitive friction. There are other ways that blisters happen but we are talking about hiking in this post. I believe why I got a blister this time is because of my feet getting cold from the snow, and they got a little wet. I was wearing 2 pairs of socks, so they must have been slipping around some.


Blister Prevention.
Reduce friction!
Have properly laced and fitted footwear.
Make sure you break your shoes in before a hike.
Keep clean and dry.
Tape known problem areas.


Treatment After Blister
Essential oils and rest the affected area.
My go to is Lavender and Chamomile mix with Aloe.
Learn about mixing oils here.
This time because I realized I was out of lavender. I used Myrrh, Roman Chamomile, and Tea Tree mixed with coconut oil. Within an hour I could lightly walk on it, and the next morning it was gone. I was so sore from the hike anyway I wasn't up for much walking the rest of the day.


I do not usually pop my blisters, it always makes them hurt more for me, but if you must here are the steps.
Wash hands
Sterilize a needle and prick the blister and squeeze out the fluid.
Do not peel the skin away, it will help protect affected area.
Place a band-aid over your blister.


Now for the fun stuff pictures of our hike! We went to Kamikaze/Teneriffe Falls in North Bend WA.
























How do you guys take care of blisters? I would love to hear it, comment below!

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