Have you ever had smelly feet or been around someone who does? There is no mistaking this odor!
The reasons for this can actually be another blog post, but I will tell you quickly that it is caused from bacteria on the skin that feeds on sweat and causes the odor.
So how can smelly feet be a good thing?
Since I have used Young Living Oils now for several years, one of my favorite places to apply these natural essential oils is the soles of the feet. One or two drops applied on each foot results in the oil being absorbed through the entire body within 21 minutes. Now don't take my word for this, get a piece of raw garlic, cut it and rub on the soles of your feet. You will taste garlic in your mouth within 21 minutes!
Because I am a certified reflexologist, I work on people's feet often. If you are not familiar with reflexology, it's not just a foot rub. It is actually a science that deals with the principle that there are reflex areas in the feet, hands, and ears that correspond to every gland, organ and part of the body. And by stimulating these reflexes using the thumb and fingers, many health problems can be relieved in a natural way.
People who suffer from stress-related illnesses or anxiety, or have conditions such as diabetes, heart problems, migraine headaches, and chronic pain, to name a few, can benefit greatly from the combination of reflexology and organic essential oils.
Feet can be soaked first in a warm-water bath with sea salt, epsom salts, and essential oils to help relax the body. Lavender oil or the Peace and Calming Blend are two of my favorites, because of the relaxing benefits.
Since reflexology is more than a relaxing foot rub, clients may discover certain areas of the feet are more tender than others. This is an indication that there is an imbalance in a specific area of the body that may not be working as efficiently as it should. With repeated sessions, the body corrects these imbalances on its own.
If for instance you are under a lot of stress and tension, I use many relaxation techniques throughout the session that allows the body to rest and repair.
But to ENHANCE the body's healing, I apply essential oils after the session. These live plant substances contain numerous healing properties. So if you are experiencing a cold, I may apply rosemary oil or the Thieves Essential Oil Blend to the soles of the feet. If you are stressed as I mentioned, I may apply lavender, geranium or Peace and Calming. For headaches, I may use peppermint, for diabetes, I may use one of our oils from the Amazon called Ocotea. Each person is different so I would apply oils according to your situation.
Some of the oils do not have a pleasant smell. And there again, everyone is different. What might smell good to me may be offensive to you. In my years of learning about pure essential oils, I have come to realize that if a particular oil smells bad to you, usually that is an indication that oil will be very beneficial to the body. So bear with it. I know from personal experience, usually that oil will eventually not smell bad if you continue using it.
Why do Young Living Essential Oils work so well?
These oils have been organically grown and distilled in such a way to preserve all the anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, which assist the body's immune system to work properly. Believe me, i have tried all kinds of other oils and the results were NOT the same!
More and more people are seeking natural healing methods rather than using medications with a lot of side-effects. Reflexology and the use of Young Living Essential Oils are two great choices! Do you have to have a reflexology session to use the oils? Absolutely NOT! Reflexology helps…yes. But, the fact of the matter is that using these oils will SPEED the healing process. An example for instance, is someone using peppermint oil or the Deep Relief Roll-On and getting rid of a headache in minutes! Amazing!
So smelly feet can be a good thing! But instead of an offensive odor, a healing aroma of essential oils. And the bonus… better health!
To your good health,
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Carol is an essential oil educator and a certified reflexologist. As a distributor of Young Living Essential Oils, she teaches the importance of using genuine, authentic essential oils for health and healing. She has been an advocate of natural health and wellness for the past 35 years. Among the things she has studied includes, the use essential oils, iridology, muscle testing, nutrition, tapping and other forms of energy medicine.