You have heard dozens of times about the power and impact of essential oils on skin, hair and the human body in general. However, the practice of applying them to the feet is gaining more and more powerful popularity - because it is often combined with reflexology in these areas. The oils are delivered to the body much faster when taken through the feet.
The pores on the soles of the feet are denser and the feet act as straws that quickly absorb compounds up into the bloodstream. If the oil is applied to the entire foot, it can be delivered and felt in every cell of the body within just 20 minutes! The soles of the feet and palms of the hands are the only places on the body without sebaceous glands.
Since the palms and feet do not secrete sebum, they are ready to absorb fat. But don't apply the oils to "sweaty" hands or feet. Dry first so that the essential oil is not repelled by sweat.
You know that every nerve line in the body ends in the feet and there is a whole science about it called reflexology. Areas on the feet are believed to correspond to organs and systems in the body. The left foot, for example, corresponds to the left side of the body and all the organs and valves in it, while the right foot corresponds to the right side of the body. Thus, since the liver is on the right side of the body, its reflecting point is located on the right foot.
When essential oils are included in reflexology, their benefits increase.
Less irritation and sensitivity
In addition, safety is higher when the oils are applied to the soles of the feet, reducing the risk of skin irritation as well as sensitivity. The skin on the soles of the feet is less sensitive than the skin on the rest of the body, which allows us to use even more "hot" oils (from oregano, thyme, citrus) without the need to dilute them.
Bypass the liver
When we apply essential oils to the feet, they bypass the liver and do not accumulate in it. Instead of being processed by it, the oils reach the lower bronchial capillaries through the bloodstream and throughout the body in an unprocessed form.