I can’t find the website I was at the other day to give you the link, I believe it was a blog by some guy in the military. What they were talking about was how it was recommended to apply Vick’s VapoRub on the soles of your feet to help clear congestion, coughing, toe-nail fungus, etc. and how it really worked.
When I was a kid we had Vick’s in the house and we used it all the time. What I know now that I didn’t then, that’s a product made from petro chemicals.
The pores on the soles of our feet are fairly large. They absorb things pretty well. Us Young Living essential oil lover’s are always rubbing our essential oils on the soles of our feet because we know that it works. Read more about foot application of essential oils…
Over the years what I’ve become more aware of is my feet, what they’re exposed to, what’s touching them, what’s being put on them intentionally and unintentionally. This awareness of my feet s a direct reflection of my usage of essential oils.It is amazing what the skin and feet can absorb. Even when I take my dog for a walk in the park, many other dogs walk there too, I’m very careful where I step.
This has also resulted in my being much more conscious of what goes on my floors. If I’m walking around barefoot, any surface my feet touch, the potential for my feet to absorb what’s on the floor is very real. I think of all the households that use the wide array of chemical laden floor and carpet cleaning products. And in those households, all the kids and pets that are on those floors and what they are in close contact to and absorbing. We are really allowing ourselves, kids and our pets to come into direct contact with some pretty nasty and hazardous stuff. Read about Thieves Household Cleaner…
I wonder, just how much are we under estimating the ability of our feet, and skin in general, to absorb.
There are much safer products to rub on the soles of our feet and chests when we don’t feel well. All the more reason to READ those LABELS. Almost daily I rub some Young Living essential oil or combination oils of on my feet or body. It’s what I do to stay well or to feel better.
It also demonstrates the importance of the quality of essential oil or other products that we casually slather on or bodies. Of course, the only essential oils I use and recommend are therapeutic grade. I would never dram of using the cheap and novelty aromatherapy products the same way I use the therapeutic grade Young Living oils.
I hope that the guy whose blog I saw the other day finds my blog and reads this post. I hate to think that our guys are being exposed to yet another unsafe thing. If you guys are reading this, you can get the real deal at my website and see what happens when you have some good stuff to rub on your feet and chests.
The essential oil blend I typically use is called, R.C. I also feel that when I’m congested, coughing, stuffy – the addition of Cypress essential oil with R.C. works real well for me.
If you want to see something funny, visit this blog – someone thought that using dryer sheets to remedy “stinky shoes” was a good idea. I was happy to see their readers posted comments to the contrary!
A friend just the other day told me she was having trouble finding new socks for hr husband that were NOT treated with some sort of antibacterial to control foot odor. I sure hope that this type of product doesn’t become popular, our exposure to these manmade products is not at all healthy for us and ultimately end up being quite problematic.