Hi Mystic Moments, is it true that essential oils are best absorbed through the soles of the feet?
lila | ?? | REDRUTH
Well mysterious Lila from Redruth, you have asked a question that has tortured many brains since the beginning of time. Even the greatest minds alive could never find a definitive answer. It reminds me of this timeless question, 'What came first, the chicken or the egg?' In my opinion, it's easy, who cares! Now watch in awe as I solve your mind breaking question.
But before we get into that, I've got a riddle for you!
A hundred feet in the air, but it's back is on the ground. What is it?
I'll reveal the answer at the end, see if you can work it out before you finish reading the rest of this exhilarating post!
Where should I apply essential oils?
Lila, I can tell you 100% that essential oils are absorbed incredibly through the feet, but the question is, is that the best location? I'm sure Superman would love to tell you the best place to apply oil is the biceps, but with guns like that he could be right. I would like to point out there are many places you can apply essential oils to on the body. The most common spots are the following:
Ears - outside or behind
These are generally the best areas due to being near pulse points, and permeability of the skin always plays a big factor. Thinner skin, for example, skin behind the ears and the inside of the wrists are very permeable. Based on this, your palms of the hands and feet will also readily absorb oil molecules better than your arms, legs, belly, etc. I'm usually not one to nag, but please remember that you must always dilute your essential oils before use. Essential oils are remarkably potent, and a lot of people can have adverse reactions if they are applied without diluting first. I usually dilute mine using Sweet Almond or Jojoba Oil, but there are plenty of carrier oils to choose from so don't limit yourselves to the two I've mentioned.
Feet are the best!
It is a startling discovery, but it turns out Lila that the feet are actually the most effective place to put essential oils on your body. Here are three reasons why you should start rubbing essential oils on the soles of your feet today!
The soles of our feet have much bigger pores than the rest of our body. This means they work a little like oversized straws, sucking up the health-giving compounds in oils and feeding them quickly into our bloodstream. When applied to the enormous pores on the soles of your feet, these oils can journey through the epidermis and into your body, and start casting their magic. Abra, Kadabra, Alakazam!
The soles of our feet are designed to take abuse, look at Tarzan for example. Therefore the surface of this area on our bodies is less sensitive compared to other areas. A lot of people that would usually experience skin irritation on other parts of their body usually don’t have any issues when they apply the same oils to the soles of their feet. So due to the lower sensitivity of the skin on your soles, it means some crazy cats apply essential oils undiluted, but I wouldn't recommend it.
No Sebaceous Glands
The soles of your feet and palms of your hands are the only part of your body which don’t include sebaceous glands. Sebum primarily acts as a barrier, and due to this, it can serve as a roadblock to the essential oils which you want to absorb quickly into your body. The lack of sebum on the soles of your feet means they are the prime place to apply essential oils.
So in general, essential oils are best absorbed through the soles of the feet, but as with most things, there are exceptions. If you have a headache, some sort of pain, or other issues, applying the diluted oil right where it's needed may be better for you. All essential oils contain a variety of different properties, scents and health benefits, which make them so exciting to use. Lila, I suggest you get out there and start experiencing all these different kinds of oils for yourself. Essential oils are truly a force to be reckoned with! They can help with stress, anxiety, strengthening your immune system, preventing infections, reducing pain, balancing hormones and so on. I only have one regret in my life, and that's not using essential oils sooner!
How many thieves does it take to screw in a light bulb?
One oil blend, in particular, I like to apply to the soles of my feet is 'Four Thieves'. Thieves oil is well known to reduce stress, neutralise bacterial and viral pathogens, improve digestion, reduce inflammation, lowering fevers, healing skin conditions and strengthening the respiratory system. It undoubtedly a super oil and my feet love it. It also smells rather delicious! It contains five essential oils, which include Clove, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus, Lemon and Rosemary.
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Oh, it seems you're looking for the answer to my riddle. It's definitely worth the wait; it's a good one folks and if you got it, pat on the back to you!
The answer is....
A centipede flipped over.
And that's why they say centipedes have a lot of soul! (said no one ever)
I hope this helps to answer your question Lila, wherever you may be...
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