Putting essential oil on the bottom of your feet is a great way to reap their benefits.
Because these oils are so strong, you can’t ingest them. Although some people do consume them, this isn’t recommended unless you’re working with a professional aromatherapist. The particular blend I’m writing about, especially, doesn’t lend itself to internal consumption.
That’s because some of the oils found in Thieves oil and in similar products are considered “hot.” This means they can burn the mucus membranes.
So, anyway, back to the feet. Massage is an excellent way for healing aromatic compounds to reach your bloodstream. Diffusion is another. But not everyone owns a cold air diffuser, especially if they’re just learning about aromatherapy.
The soles of the feet have a rich blood supply. The oils will eventually be transported throughout the body. Thieves oil is often used for fighting viral infections. So, if you have a cold, a germ-fighting blend applied to your feet may support your body, as it fends off the pathogens.
It’s also believed the bottoms of the feet have a network of reflexology points. These correspond to various parts of the body. One school of thought is that essential oils stimulate the nerve endings found on the undersides of your feet.
However, it’s important to dilute any oils you apply. One recommendation is 1 or two drops of aromatic oil to one teaspoon of carrier oil. Don’t worry, this still means the end product is potent. The oily carrier oil helps transport the aromatics to your bloodstream.
Thieves Oil for Feet
Thieves oil is sold by the Young Living company. It contains lemon, cinnamon, clove, eucalyptus and rosemary oils. It’s believed this idea comes to us by way of a band of Medieval thieves. Supposedly, these men robbed the sick during the 14th-century Black Death. (Some people think these men lived a century later.) Protected by aromatics, they didn’t get sick themselves.
Young Living sells excellent products. If you’re interested in the original Thieves essential oil, it’s available here.
The germ-fighting blend in my house is sold by a competitor. I’ve been really happy with this formula, made by a smaller company that’s not as well known as Young Living or doTerra.
A number of other brands sell germ-fighting oils. Plant Therapy, one of the companies I’ve bought a lot of my oils from, makes a Germ Fighter Synergy Blend. It contains the exact same blend of five oils (clove, cinnamon, lemon, rosemary and eucalyptus) found in other brands.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These products are not meant to diagnose‚ treat or cure any disease or medical condition. Women who are pregnant or nursing should not use essential oils unless directed to do so by a healthcare professional.
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