Nowadays, the practice of applying oils to the bottom of the feet is becoming more and more popular since it is usually combined with foot reflexology.
Today we will reveal 5 important benefits of putting essential oils on the bottom of your feet:
1. Oils Delivered Faster Through The Bottom of your Feet
If you apply the oil over the bottom of your foot, the oil can be detected in every cell of the body within 20 minutes!
This is because the pores on the sole of the foot are thicker, making our legs to act as straws, sucking up the compounds faster into the bloodstream.
2. The soles of the feet and the palms of the hand are the only sites on our body without Sebaceous Glands.
Sebum is an oily ingredient that protects the body from absorption of anything. The palms and the soles can absorb oil easily because they do not secrete sebum.
Make sure not to apply oils on “sweaty” feet or hands. Also, it is very important to dry them off first so that the essential oil will not be repelled by the water.
We all know that every nerve line in the human body ends in the feet. A study showed that each foot has exactly 7,200 nerve endings. According to reflexology systems, the big toe represents the head and brain.
The next two toes represent the eyes while the next two toes represent the ears. The top third of the sole is the chest and the mid third is the digestive system and stomach.
Now, you are probably familiar with the reason why we should apply oils to our feet. As you can see, they represent the entire human body!
4. Less Irritation and Sensitivities
You should know that the safety is higher when oils are applied on the bottom of the feet. This reduces the risk of sensitivities and skin irritation.
The skin on the soles of the foot is known to be less sensitive compared to the skin throughout the rest of your body. This allows us to use here even oregano, thyme, and citrus oil, known as “hotter” oils, without the need for dilution.
5. Bypass the Liver
When you apply oil on the feet, the oils are bypassing the liver and will not accumulate there. The oils reach the lower bronchial capillaries through the circulatory system and the entire organism without being processed by the liver.