One of the most effective ways to use essential oils is by applying them to the feet. The soles of our feet have larger pores, allowing a better flow to the bloodstream.
A 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).
Considering reflexology's vast history of benefits, using essential oils on the feet can be a powerful way to reap the benefits on certain parts of the body.
Soles of the feet are naturally less sensitive (to defend against cuts while walking). However they are just 1 of 2 body parts that do not contain sebaceous glands. Sebum can be a barrier to entry, and applying to the feet helps essential oils to avoid this barrier.