Wondering how in the world aromatherapy involving the feet can make your life better?
Trust me when I say… Been there, done that.
But I’ve personally tried many of the following aromatherapy treatments… and I’ve found that it’s quick and easy. (And it feels great!)
Here’s a collection of recommendations regarding aromatherapy and the feet from Valerie Gennari Cooksley, a certified aromatherapist and my favorite author on the subject.
For Foot Odor:
“If the unplesant body odor is localized to the feet, then an aromatic footbath is very helpful.”
For Tired & Aching Feet:
“A footbath is great for joggers and anyone standing on their feet all day.”
For Athlete’s Foot:
“Helps treat fungus infections.”
For Allergies & Hayfever:
“A surprisingly effective remedy for allergy-related symptoms such as hay fever, is the aromatic foot bath.” (more here)
For Headache Relief:
“I know it sounds strange, but by soaking your feet in cold water you draw blood from the head, which brings immediate relief for headaches.”
For Low Blood Pressure (Hypotension):
“Essential oils can increase blood pressure by stimulating and tonifying the circulatory system.”
For Increased Circulation:
Using colder water temperatures “increases circulation by causing local stimulation. This is particular good for cold feet with poor circulation.”
For Arthritis & Joint Pain:
“Foot baths are very soothing pain relief for arthritic conditions of the finger joints or ankles.”
For Swelling of the Feet & Ankles:
“A cold to tepid water temperature is advantageous to decrease local inflammation and swelling.”
Source: Aromatherapy: A Lifetime Guide To Healing With Essential Oils by Valerie Gennari Cooksley
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