Can I ask you a simple question – do you know why many people around the world rub essential oils onto the soles of their feet? Well, according to the experts, the practice of applying oils to the bottom of your feet is gaining in popularity, as it’s often combined with foot reflexology. And, yes – if you use the RIGHT therapeutic grade essential oils, there are at least five important benefits of putting essential oils here. Just take a look at the article below and find out more about this.
- Oils delivered faster through the bottom of your feet
Here’s what you need to know – the experts say that the pores are thicker on the sole of the foot, which means that our legs act like straws sucking up the compounds quickly into the bloodstream. So, if you apply essential oils all over the bottom of the foot, the oil can be detected in every cell of the body within 20 minutes! Sounds great, right?
- Did you know that the soles of the feet and the palms of the hand are the only sites on our body without Sebaceous Glands?
How this works – well, since Sebum is an oily substance it would actually further “shield” the body from absorption of anything. Since the palms and the soles do not secrete sebum, they are more ready to absorb oil. Note: and remember – you don’t want to apply oils on “sweaty” hands or feet. This means that you should dry them off first so that the EO is not repelled by the water.
First of all, you should know that every nerve line in the body ends in the feet. The experts say that each foot has 7,200 nerve endings. Amazing, right? And, you’ll be more amazed when we tell you that in most reflexology systems, the big toe represents the brain and head. The next two toes represent the eyes, and the next two toes represent the ears. The top third of the sole is our chest, the mid third is our stomach and digestive system. No wonder we apply oils to our feet – our feet represent our entire body!
- Less Irritation and Sensitivities
Your feet will thank you for it, because when oils are administered on the bottom of the feet with a lower risk of skin irritation and sensitivities. Why – well, this is because the skin on the soles of the feet are less sensitive than the skin throughout the rest of the body, allowing us to use even the “hotter” oils (oregano, thyme, citrus oils…) here without the need for dilution.
- Bypass the Liver
Ladies and gentlemen, if you use the “right” foot application, the oils will be bypassing the liver and will not accumulate there. Instead of being processed by the liver, the oils reach the lower bronchial capillaries via the circulator system and the entire organism unprocessed. We really hope you find this article helpful and don’t forget to share it with your friends and family. Thank you and have a good day.