Why do we put oils on our feet & our children's feet? Keep reading below for all the details! 🌿
—According to reflexology (the belief that every organ and system in your body is connected through meridians of energy that end in your feet, hands, ears and face) applying essential oil to your feet allows the oil’s benefits to reach multiple organs and systems and bring about full-body healing.
—Some essential oils are considered too concentrated for most parts of the body. The bottoms of our feet are less sensitive, especially for babies & young children. This is especially important for citrus oils or hot oils (Thieves, Rosemary + Peppermint) that may irritate skin, the feet is a perfect place to apply oils (still diluted on babies + kids)
—You have more pores, collectively, on the bottom of your feet than almost anywhere else on your body so absorption into your system is much faster! —Applying oils topically vs. ingesting, results in the active compounds going straight into your bloodstream instead of going through a lengthy digestive process and making your liver do the work.
—Your soles and palms are the only sites on your body without sebaceous glands. Because the palms of your hands and soles of your feet do not have sebaceous glands, these areas have no barrier between the essential oils and your pores.
—While this one is hard to put a scientific spin on, it’s not all about the numbers and figures! Historically, the feet have been venerated by ancient cultures as an important part of the body in spiritual practices. Much of this comes from a recognition that our feet are our connection to the Earth, rooting us in the biosphere and encapsulating our energetic links to Mother Earth. What better place, then, to put essential oils?
If you’re curious about giving it a try, we would love to help find what oils can help your heal 👣