Taking good care of your hands and feet is one of the most important aspects of personal grooming. It is important in summers because you wear open footwear and avoid socks. In colder weather, the skin becomes extremely rough and dry and therefore foot care becomes important. However, taking good care of your feet is also important so that you do not end up cracking your skin or injuring your feet.
If you are able to incorporate therapeutic massage or aromatherapy into your daily regime, you will never have to worry about your feet anymore.
Foot Care With Frankincense Essential Oil
After a long day, treating your feet to an aromatic bath or an essential oil foot soak can do wonders for you. There are many essential oils that you can use to make an aromatic foot soak. However, Frankincense essential oil is one of the better oils for a foot soak. Frankincense is not only known for its wonderful aroma but also for the effects that it has on the skin.
Add a few drops of the essential oils in a basin of warm water and then soak your feet in it. The oil will work on your feet in order to enhance the skin. The oil is also good for wrinkles. Though frankincense essential oil is extremely expensive, it has to be used in very small quantities and therefore even a small bottle can last a long time.
Frankincense has been known to treat almost all known ailments. Though it is used as an alternative therapy, the essential oil can be effectively used to enhance the skin properties and make it look softer and younger. Frankincense contains sesquiterpenes, which are compounds that stimulate the upper portion of the brain. This portion of the brain is responsible for emotions and memory. The oil can also help stimulate different endocrine glands in the body.
You can also add frankincense in some plain cold cream and use the cream to massage your feet before you go to bed. The essential oil is therapeutic and has many healing properties. It is an anti depressant and allows the muscles to relax. It also acts as a mood up lifter, stimulates the immune system, increases spiritual awareness, decreases inflammation, and functions as an anti tumoral agent.
Be careful though to use only the best quality frankincense essential oil. Buy it from a reliable person, and use it only as per the instructions of an aromatherapy practitioner. Since this oil is extremely concentrated, you may have to dilute it with alcohol or vegetable oils before applying it directly on to t