Posted on August 05, 2009 0
Feet Treat - give yourself a little sole power!
Contributed by: Gina Rafkind
They come in all different shapes, sizes and we usually don't think about them until they hurt us. Yes, I'm talking about our feet! They do so much for us on a daily basis but for the most part are neglected. It's time to give a little gratitude to our feet and take time out to give them a little attention. Warning: This tip may cause you to relax so do not operate any heavy machinery afterwards:)
What you'll need: 1 golf ball, 1 - 1 oz. bottle with a screw top or flip cap, 1 oz. jojoba (or carrier oil of your choice), 7 drops Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) essential oil, 5 drops Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens) essential oil, 2 drops Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens) essential oil.
I chose the three essential oils above because they are all known to help with nervous tension. Plus, Lavender is known to help relieve insomnia and inflammation. I love pairing Lavender with Geranium because I feel combining them makes the blend even more powerful. Geranium and Cypress are believed to aid with circulatory issues so they may help with arthritic conditions.
First, put the golf ball on a rug and rub the soles of your foot over the golf ball, one foot at a time. This feels so good! You are stimulating the reflex points on the bottom of your feet.
Don't be surprised if you feel sensations in other parts of your body. If you have ever had a reflexology session, you will know what I mean.
Then after you have made your massage oil by putting the designated drops of essential oils from the above into the 1 ounce bottle, adding your carrier oil to fill the rest of the bottle, capping the bottle and shaking gently, pour a little massage oil into the palm of one hand. Warm the oil up by rubbing your palms together, and then give your feet, one foot at a time, a nice, calming massage. I love to do this right before going to bed.
I keep the massage oil blend in the draw of my night table, along with my golf ball. You can also do this in the morning after waking up. Enjoy!
*Important Note: Before using any essential oils, check with your medical practitioner if you have any health concerns or conditions or if you are pregnant or nursing.
Gina Rafkind is the owner and founder of VedaSun; a company whose mission is to be your Aromatherapy Luminary and inspire you to Break Out and unleash your vibrant inner being by enhancing your awareness practice of using your senses as a pathway to presence.
Gina is a Licensed Cosmetologist, Aromatherapy Consultant, Certified Reflexologist and Acutonics Provider. She has been formally involved in the Aromatherapy field since 2000 and has studied with a Certified Aromatherapist. She is a current member of the Advisory Panel of the Natural Ingredient Resource Center.
Contact Gina at The Aromatherapy Luminary Discover 4 empowering steps to ignite your vibrant inner being.
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