The feet are the perfect area of the body for applying essential oils. This practice is gaining in popularity since reflexology is cited as one of the main reasons to apply essential oils to the feet.
So, here is a list of the 5 most important benefits of applying essential oils here. Check them out!
Why You Should Put Essential Oils on Bottom of Feet
- Oils Delivered Faster Through The Bottom Of Your Feet
If you apply oil on the bottom of your foot, it takes only 20 minutes for the oil to be detected in every cell of your body. This is because the pores on the sole of the foot and your legs are thicker and they act like straws sucking up the compounds fast into the bloodstream!
- The soles of the feet and the palms of the hand are the only parts of our body that do not producesebaceous glands.
Sebum is an oily compound that prevents the body from absorbing any substance. The fact that the palms and the soles do not secrete sebum shows that these areas of your body will quickly absorb oil. Make sure not to apply oil on “sweaty” feet or hands. It is very important to dry them off first. In this way, the water will not repel the essential oil.
It is a known fact that every nerve line in our body ends in the feet. It is scientifically shown that each foot has 7,200 nerve endings. According to reflexology, the big toe is connected to the brain and head. The next two toes are related to the eyes, while the next two toes represent the ears. The top third of the sole is our chest while the mid third is our digestive system and stomach. As you can see, our feet represent our entire body, so it is no wonder why it is of utmost importance to apply oils to our feet!
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