by Judy Moon
Yes, she did!
Recently I posted about one of my secret weapons to wellness – OnGuard essential oil. I use it every day on the bottom of my feet to boost my immune system and I reapply if I come in to contact with anyone who is sick.
Why the soles of the feet, you may ask? Good question!
- Less sensitive – The soles of the feet are less sensitive than other areas of the body. Some oils are considered “hot”, things like citrus oils, oregano, peppermint for example. If applied directly to the skin without a carrier oil like jojoba or coconut oil, it could feel a little burny or tingly.
- Reflexology– The practice of reflexology is based on the belief that all of the nerve lines in the body end in the feet. It is also thought the different areas of the feet correspond with the different organs and systems of the body and by working these areas of the feet, you are also affecting the whole body. Some people will place the oils on specific areas with the intention of stimulating those areas.
- Larger Pores– This is the one that really speaks to me. Because the pores are larger on the feet, you will get faster absorption and the oils get in to the bloodstream quicker. Also there are no sebaceous glands in the feet. Sebum is an oily, waxy substance that we secrete that waterproofs and lubricates us. So there is no sebum to interfere with the absorption of the oils.
With all of that being said, if you’re going to apply oils to your feet, check the quality of what you’re using. You want to use a therapeutic, good quality oil, with no artificial ingredients in it. Read your labels!
I have also been known to put some lavender on my feet with my magnesium oil for a super duper sound sleep.
You’ll also get the added benefit of a foot rub – who doesn’t love that!