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Short guide to using essential oils on your feet

Posted by Jasmine Piliposyan on

Did you know that essential oils can help eliminate even the toughest foot odors? Bet you didn’t know this, but your feet are concentrated with a lot of absorption points. And if they absorb good things, like essential oils, it can have a highly transformative effect on your health and well-being.

Benefits of essential oils for feet

Applying essential oils on your feet can have many benefits. It can help you fall asleep faster and more soundly through the power of aromatherapy. Your feet are essentially connected to various parts of the body, and applying pressure to or touching certain parts of your feet can cause a physical change in another part of the body. Imagine adding essential oils to the mix!

The best part about applying essential oils on your feet is that they’re one of the less sensitive locations on your body. This means that you don’t have to dilute essential oils when using them on your feet as opposed to other locations on your body that are highly sensitive, like your face and arms. Another plus is that your feet soles don’t have sebaceous glands, which are glands that naturally produce a barrier-like substance called sebum to lubricate your skin and hair. The absence of sebaceous glands means that the soles of the feet are the best place to apply essential oils.  

Some essential oils have natural deodorizing qualities that can work to reduce odor and destroy odor-causing bacteria on your feet. Certain essential oils are anti-fungal and can be effective in treating fitness-related foot issues like Athlete’s foot, Jock Itch and other similar .

Since you don’t need to dilute essential oils before applying to your feet, it eliminates one of the major steps. Another easy and effective method is to apply essential oils onto cotton balls and place them inside your shoes for all-day freshness. 

Best essential oils for feet

Certain essential oils, like Tea Tree and Lavender are effective on treating Athlete’s foot, Jock Itch and other similar fitness-related foot issues because they are anti-fungal. Tea Tree essential oil is known for treating fungal infections while invigorating the mind and body. Applying Lavender to your feet before you go to bed ensures a restful sleep.

Grapefruit essential oil has an uplifting aroma and helps eliminate and prevent infections. Another great example is Rosemary, which can heal tired and sore feet after a long day.  Lemon essential oil restores dull skin and helps relieve mental fatigue and exhaustion.

You can create your own DIY recipes to treat, deodorize and freshen your feet. Click here to know some of our suggestions.

Which essential oils do you like applying to your feet? Share with us in the comments section below!

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