I love big, dangly earrings! The problem is….most of them don’t love me. I say MOST because I know if I bought earrings with sterling silver or gold-plated hooks I would probably be fine…but I don’t. It never fails that the earrings I LIKE are cheapo kinds with cheapo hooks that end up making my earlobes sore and inflamed. Very frustrating.
When my earlobes get that way I will rub a drop or two of Tea Tree essential oil on them and it takes care of the discomfort right away! But I didn’t know how to PREVENT it in the first place. That is until I saw an idea by Karen Petersen at Today’s Mama about coating your earring hooks with Vaseline.
It makes perfect sense when you think about it. Coating the earring hooks with something that provides a barrier of sorts between your sensitive ears and the offending earring. Brilliant.
I decided to forego the petroleum-based Vaseline suggested, and instead used an alternative product I found at Whole Foods awhile ago called Waxelene that has no petroleum or hydrogenated oil. Another alternative would be to make your own. CLICK HERE to see my post on how to make your own NON-petroleum jelly.
Then I decided to take it one step further and added a few drops of Tea Tree to the Waxelene to create the best of both worlds sensitive ears remedy!
Tea Tree has powerful healing properties and combined with the waterproof barrier that the Waxelene provides, it’s the perfect combination.
Those of us with sensitive ears can now be fashionable AND comfortable! (Now if we could just come up with something similar for SHOES!)