A lot of people started to apply essential oils on the bottom of their feet. This popular practice of rubbing oils to the soles of the feet is becoming more and more popular habit ,especially because it goes in combination with the reflexology of the feet.
Every nerve line endings in our body are in our feet. One study has pointed that each foot has around 7,200 nerve endings.Did you know this. In many systems of reflexology, the big toe correspond to the brain and the head. The second and the third toe after the big toe stand for the eyes and the last correspond to the ears.
The top third of the sole stands for your chest, the mid third for the stomach and digestive system. So by applying essential oils on the soles – in fact you apply oils to your whole body.
Less Irritation and Sensitivities
Also,when you are applying the essential oils on the bottom of the feet there is a lower level of risk because there is no possibility of skin irritation and sensitivities and the safety level is high.
The skin on the bottom of the feet is less sensitive than the skin throughout the entire body,allowing you to apply many oils such as citrus oils,thyme, oregano and many others, without the need for dilution.
The essential oils are absorbing faster through the bottom of the feet
The pores on the base of the feet are much thicker than the rest so the legs work as straws, rapidly engrossing the oils in the circulatory system.
The soles of the feet and the palms are the only territories in the body that don’t have Sebaceous Glands.
Because Sebum is an oily substance,it prevents the absorption of the substances in our body. Also,because the soles and palms do not create sebum, they can easily absorb oils. But if your soles or palms are sweaty, you should not rub oils. The oils will be repulsed by the water,you should first dry them.