Last week Charlie asked, "So. Since moving to Chattanooga I'm staying in a hotel while house hunting. After two days I noticed a blister on my big toe and figured it was my new shoes. Well now after four days and a trip to urgent care it's basically athlete's foot. Which I should have known because it used to happen all the time when I was a dancer/figure skater. What would be best for supporting the healing of this?"
thing that comes to mind, Charlie is Tea Tree.. but there are others
that we discussed in class. I am going to have to research and get back
to you, ok? I know it's been discussed in both classes, but I can't recall the answers.
But, in passing.. when talking about the needed dilutions for wound healing
(10% btw) Robert Tisserand mentioned that Sandalwood (did nor reference the
species, could be spicatum.. you HAVE album) at 10% is effective for
tinea. And tinea = Athlete's foot."
Charlie wrote back, "Perfect!
I'll experiment. I have a sample of the spicatum co2. I'm guessing the
distilled would be ideal but we'll see what happens"
thought.. a gel base will increase absorption into the skin..
something you want in this case... so you could use a tad less of your
precious S'wood.. or tea tree... (the EO doesn't blend well with the
gel, so seeks out fat cells in the body to bond with)"
In a follow up, Charlie said, "The foot looks great! No more pain, swelling.
Blisters are gone. Just some dry scaly skin. I'm still applying nightly.
At least for a week....It's amazing! The oils are so much faster acting than
products I have used in the past! I've ended up with a blend of
sandalwood, tea tree, Frank frereana, and English lavender. I'm making
it my nightly foot massage for a few weeks."
Another aromatic success story!