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Ingrown Toenails and Ballerinas

· Essential Oils

Ballet dancers are sometimes more prone to ingrown toenails when en pointe, as my daughter found out recently.

Painful and sore, and unable to go en pointe for an upcoming recital, we threw every home remedy at it and some essentials oils as well. These work much better if caught early!

Our twice-daily plan included:

Warm Epsom salt soaks

Lifting the nail slightly and placing a small piece of cotton under the nail

A couple of drops On Guard protective blend dripped on the toe and nail.

In between times, we also applied these oils as needed

For soothing Deep Blue soothing blend

For calming Lavender

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