One of the most effective ways to reap the natural healing benefits of essential oils is by applying them to the feet. But why the feet? A couple reasons in particular...
First, the soles of our feet have larger pores, allowing a better flow of the beneficial oils to the bloodstream. They are just 1 of 2 body parts that do not contain sebaceous glands. Sebum can be a barrier to oils entering the skin, and applying to the feet helps essential oils to avoid this barrier. The skin on the feet is also naturally less sensitive to reactions caused by oils & thus makes the perfect place to apply them.
Another huge plus comes from the benefits of reflexology. Reflexology is an ancient practice where practitioners apply pressure to certain areas of the feet. These specific points are all connected to body organs via nerve lines (each foot contains 7,200 nerve endings).
Pain relief, nerve stimulation, blood flow, migraine relief, and so much more can be achieved through reflexology. And in the absence of abnormalities, reflexology may be as effective for promoting better health and preventing illness, as it may be for relieving the symptoms of stress, injury and improving your mood.
Considering reflexology's vast history of health benefits, using essential oils on the feet can be a powerful way to reap the benefits on certain parts of the body.
Here are the top 5 essential oils for the practice of reflexology.
Many first-timers are drawn into essential oils due to their pleasant aromas, and dive deeper once they learn about the benefits. Oils on their own can be a powerful all-natural solution, and using them for reflexology can enhance the effect!
Immunity is a blend that can help strengthen the body systems, Inner Peace contains plants that support a normal mood, Energy can boost one's alertness/stamina, and oils such as Lavender, Frankincense, and Stress Away can help relieve stress and anxiety.
The 100% pure oils from Vitality Extracts are great for reflexology, and diluting with a carrier oil like Fractionated Coconut Oil (or the others mentioned above) can help prevent any irritation for sensitive skin types. It is good to test different carrier oils out and find what works best for you. Here is a link to their wide range of carrier oils.
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… it can get very intricate, but is SO cool.
No wonder we apply oils to our feet - our feet represent our entire body!
Immunity has a light cinnamon smell that my family loves. When one of us starts to feel like we are coming down with something, I immediately start diffusing it, and rubbing it on our feet. It always amazes me how quickly we start to feel better. Immunity helps your body fight off whatever it’s battling, and acts as a safeguard for your family. We love it! The shipment arrived very quickly, and the packaging was in perfect shape. Vitality has great quality oils! We were surprised at the size of the bottle, and how deep the color of the oil was. We will definitely be ordering again!
- Rebecca W
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I haven’t been disappointed. Some of the oils were for other people who have problems with stress and sleeping problems. I myself love the Energy and Sweet Dreams oils! The Sweet Dreams seems to help me relax instantly and I apply it to my feet. The Migraine oil was for my son in law but I don’t know if he’s had a chance to use it. My daughter loves the arrow bracelet. Lastly, when I purchased 3 of the Sweet Dreams oil and one was broke, you promptly replaced it at no charge. Your caring for people speaks volumes for your company and that is a great quality in my eyes! Thank you so much for your products. I do recommend them
- Nita G.
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