Foot Application

Applying Young Living Essential Oils is one of the most popular ways we use our oils. When we’re not feeling well and we’re not sure “where” to apply a Young Living Essential Oil we say, “when in doubt… the soles of the feet!”

A short video on different applications…

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Topical application of Young Living Essential Oils is certainly the simplest and most common means of using therapeutic-grade essential oils. Read more about one of our favorite blends we call “Chiropractor in a Bottle.”

According to researcher Jean Valnet,M.D., an essential oil that is directly applied to the skin can pass into the bloodstream and diffuse throughout the tissues in 20 minutes or less [all the more reason why you want to know your essential oil is the purest.]

More recent studies have also documented the ability of essential oils to penetrate the stratum corneum (the upper layer of the skin) to reach the subdermal tissues and blood vessels beneath. (Huang et al., 1999; Ogiso et al., 1995.)

How to Use Essential Oils on the Feet

Essential oils should be used in moderation as they are highly concentrated. The safest application is with Vita Flex or acupressure point applications on the feet.

It is recommended that most therapeutic-grade essential oils be diluted in vegetable oil. Young Living has a lovely oil called V-6, which was specially created for this purpose.

Prior to topical application particularly if you have not had previous experience with essential oils you can read more on how to use therapeutic-grade essential oils.

In a Nutshell: How Does it Work?


Reflexology is thousands of years old practice of massaging acupressure points on the feet or hands to relieve stress, illness, pain, and to stimulate mental, emotional, physical and healing and well-being in all body systems. Reflexology is said to build resistance to stress, and rejuvenates by stimulating meridians, circulation, nerve systems, and detoxing.

Each area of the foot, hand, face and ears connect via nerves and electromagnetic (Qi) energy channels (meridians) to a particular body organ system. Rubbing stimulates that area.

These meridians also run through our 7 main life energy centers, called Chakras (Sanskrit, pronounced “sha-kras”) which are linked to our 7 main endrocrine glands, supplying the physical, mental and emotional energy there.

Vita Flex Technique

Vita Flex Technique means “vitality through the reflexes.” It is a Tibetan form of reflexology that doesn’t put constant pressure on a contact point. It is a specialized form of hand and foot massage that is exceptionally effective in delivering the benefits of essential oils throughout the body.

It is said that Vita Flex originated in Tibet thousands of years ago, and was perfected in the 1960’s by Stanley Burroughs long before acupuncture was popular in Western medicine.

Vita Flex application of essential oils generates a tremendous response that sometimes produces noticeable effects within 1 to 3 minutes.

The chart shows the foot pressure points for applying essential oils and shows you which Young Living essential oils might be used.

Foot Chart

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Disclaimer: Consult your health care professional about any serious disease or injury. Do not attempt to self-diagnose or prescribe any natural substance as a substitute for professional medical assistance. The information here is provided for your better understanding of holistic health.