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Foot Care - Aromatherapy

For all dancers, and most sportspeople, it is the feet that take the pounding, and caring for them is of paramount importance. Feet that are well cared for can withstand the pressure placed on the twenty-six bones in each foot as well as avoiding the very real pain of blisters, corns and bunions.For all dancers, and most sportspeople, it is the feet that take the pounding, and caring for them is of paramount importance.

Feet that are well cared for can withstand the pressure placed on the twenty-six bones in each foot as well as avoiding the very real pain of blisters, corns and bunions.Blisters can become infected, especially those on the toes, and they need to be seen to immediately.

Lavender may sting, but 1 drop on an open blister will stop it from becoming infected. Corns develop over a period of time and become painful. Tagetes is the oil to use on these - massage 1 drop on the affected toe when the corn hurts.

Dancers have to cram fragile toes into blocked ballet shoes, and modern dancers are expected to be agile on heels so high that most of designed for specific foot needs; they are synergistic blends so make up a bottle of essential oil using these proportions.

FOOT OILS SYNERGISTIC BLEND FOR DANCERS

Tagetes 5 drops
Rosemary 3 drops
Benzoin 4 drops
Geranium 3 drops
5 drops to 1 teaspoon vegetable oil (for each foot)  

 FOOT OILS SYNERGISTIC BLEND FOR ATHLETES

Lavender 5 drops
Thyme 3 drops
Rosemary 4 drops
5 drops to 1 teaspoon vegetable oil (for each foot)   

 

Walking, jogging or running cause different pressures within the foot and a different oil is required. It has been found that female walkers use more force when their heel hits the ground so they might be wise to use padded heels.Walking, jogging or running cause different pressures within the foot and a different oil is required. It has been found that female walkers use more force when their heel hits the ground so they might be wise to use padded heels.

FOOT OILS SYNERGISTIC BLEND FOR WALKERS, JOGGERS AND RUNNERS

Rosemary 5 drops
Peppermint 3 drops
Lavender 4 drops
Blend together in these proportions and use 5 drops to 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil per massage.  

 The constant heavy landing on the ground can not only make the feet sore and cause strain on the hip bones, it may also put pressure on the head as we try to keep it up high. This can result in migranes.The constant heavy landing on the ground can not only make the feet sore and cause strain on the hip bones, it may also put pressure on the head as we try to keep it up high. This can result in migranes.If you are feeling worn out, here is a tremendously relaxing remedy.

Lavender is an excellent antibiotic and will help to heal any blisters and cuts. Take a large bowl and cover the bottom with a dozen or more small, round stones.Pour in enough hot water to cover your ankles and add 2 drops of lavender oil. Sit back, inhale the vapours and then roll your feet gently over the pebbles. 

The African marigold produces the essential oil of tagetes, which has bee much researched and proven to be an excure for bunions - so much so that there is now a Marigold Clinic in London.The African marigold produces the essential oil of tagetes, which has bee much researched and proven to be an excure for bunions - so much so that there is now a Marigold Clinic in London.

It can also be used for corns, calluses or hard skin, and to strengthen the joints and feet. Make an oil using 30 drops of tagetes oil to 30ml vegetable oil and rub all around the bunion and the other toes, paying particular attention to inflamed areas or those that you want to heal.Use every night for as long as you continue to have inflammation or pain.

If your feet have been especially battered and bruised, or if you have a problem with corns, bunions or inflamed joints, here is a formula which will both heal and strengthen.If your feet have been especially battered and bruised, or if you have a problem with corns, bunions or inflamed joints, here is a formula which will both heal and strengthen.

Reference: The Fragrant Pharmacy: Valerie Ann Worwood

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