Nowadays, it’s very popular to rub essential oils on the feet. It’s a practice which is especially effective when it’s combined with foot reflexology.
In this article, we’re going to present you 5 benefits that applying essential oils on your feet will offer to you!
When Oils Are Used On The Bottom Of Our Feet, They Are Delivered Faster
The soles of our feet have thicker pores. Our legs are actually straws that can suck up the compounds in our bloodstream very fast. Applying the oil on the bottom of your foot enables any cell of your body to detect it in only 20 minutes.
Sebaceous Glands Aren’t Present On The Palms Of Our Hands As Well As The Soles Of Our Feet
Sebum is the oily substance which protects our body from absorbing anything. Our soles and palms don’t have the ability to secrete sebum, but they can absorb it very good. Still, be careful not to put oil on “sweaty” hands or feet. They should be dried so that the oil isn’t eliminated by the water.
Our feet are the place where every single nerve line in our body ends. Researches claim that every foot contains about 7,200 nerve endings. Every system for reflexology claims that our big toe is the one that represents our head as well as the brain. The following two toes are connected to the eyes. The toes next to them represent the ears. Our chest is on the top third part of the sole. The mid third represents our stomach as well as our digestive system. That’s why the application of oil on our feet is so effective.
Less Sensitivities and Irritation
When you put the oils on the bottom of your feet, the risk for skin sensitivities and skin irritation is decreased. The skin present on the soles of our feet isn’t as sensitive as the skin on the rest of our body. We can also use stronger oils without having to dilute them: citrus oils, oregano, thyme etc.
Bypass the Liver
When oils are applied on our feet, they bypass our liver and don’t accumulate there. They aren’t processed by our liver. They use the circulatory system to go to the lower bronchial capillaries, as well as into the complete organism unprocessed.