Take your feet out.
Its the moment to give your feet some air.
After so much time with shoes enjoy the summer.
Feet work so much.
They carry us around the whole day, all our life. And we have them so much time in shoes.
The first walk in springtime over soft grass, a walk on a sandy beach. There you realize how bad we treat our feet.
In my yoga practice I enjoy so much the assanas where your feet are up in the air.
They feel so good afterwards.
Tickly and light.
And smaller they look too.
Some people bath their feet. That is nice and relaxing.
Especially when they are cold. It makes you sleepy.
Or a massage. Especially the chinese have a lot of techniques to cure using the feet.
Or even massaging with the feet.
In our world of shoes we are walking around with one very important sense less.
We don’t gather information about our ground, the temperature and texture. Its a big part of the sensorial experience. Our brain gets very stimulated by what we perceive with our feet.
Another thing about feet.
Apparently the pores of the sole of our feet are very bug and by that easily penetrated bu oils for example.
This makes it very interesting for aromatherapy.
Oils get transportet into the skin inti the liquids of the body super easily.
I guess this is enough reason to give it a try.
The following essential oils are widely used to treat the feet and with that the whole body.
Swollen feet at the end of a day?
End of the day foot bath
Make a bath with Epsom salts and add 10 to 15 drops of your favourite essential oils to the water. Soak and relax for 20 to 30 minutes.
- 1 tablespoon of carrier oil
- 3 to 8 drops of the essential oils of choice
Commonly used for relaxing and balancing after a long day is a mix of Lavender essential oil with Frankincense.
For swollen and hurting feet use
Peppermint essential oil. This oil is refreshing and cooling. It reliefs the pain very fast and is anti inflammatory as well has a very pleasant scent.
Eucalyptus essential oil is also refreshing and cooling but is more analgesic than anti inflammatory.
Rosemary essential oil is great for muscular and joint pain. It improves circulation and is perfectly combined with Peppermint and Eucalyptus essential oil.
Geranium essential oil is related to all type of skin issues. It is highly regenerative and helps healing wounds and reduces pain.
Lavender essential oil has many properties. It is bosth analgesic and anti inflammatory. It is great to treat and relief joint and muscle pain and treats different skin conditions. At the same time it is a natural anti depressant and initiates healing processes.