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You can use essential oils for feet in a variety of ways. Here's what you'll find on this page:
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You can massage tired feet with a blend of either 4
drops of lavender or peppermint essential oil in 2 teaspoons of carrier
oil. Feel free to experiment with different essential oils.
To gently massage swollen feet, use 3 drops of lavender and 2 drops of Roman chamomile in 2 teaspoons carrier oil.
For a refreshing foot massage, The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy suggests any of the following oils: basil linalol, grapefruit, lemongrass, peppermint, rosemary, or spearmint.
The Complete Aromatherapy and Essential Oils Handbook for Everyday Wellness suggests the following massage blend for swollen feet and ankles:
Feeling a little depressed? Healing with Aromatherapy recommends the following foot massage blend:
Tired Foot Relief
To relieve tired, painful feet, try this blend adapted from Complete Aromatherapy Handbook: Essential Oils for Radiant Health:
To help relieve the discomfort of bunions, gently massage the area twice a day with this blend:
Source: The Complete Aromatherapy and Essential Oils Handbook for Everyday Wellness
Another option is to apply lavender, lemon, sweet marjoram, or peppermint essential oil (dilute as needed), according to Massage & Aromatherapy: Simple Techniques to Use at Home.
For corns, the Essential Oils Desk Reference recommends:
Apply one drop of the blend directly on the corn two to three times a day until the corn dissolves.
You can also try applying undiluted lavender or tea tree oil to corns.
For rough skin on your feet, use the following cream:
Source: Aromatherapy Massage
To make a foot powder using essential oils for feet, 500 Formulas For Aromatherapy suggests:
Before applying powder to your feet, rub at least 5 drops of grapeseed oil into the bottom of each foot.
Powder to Neutralize Foot Odor
Source: Essential Oils Every Day: Rituals and Remedies for Healing, Happiness, and Beauty
Here's a cooling mist for a hot day:
To Use: Mist on feet and legs. For extra cooling, store the spray in the refrigerator.
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