Aromatherapy is a healing application of the essential oils that is extracted from trees, plants, organic herbs as well as flowers. This practice heals the body from a natural way of healing the body ailments to the conduction of weight loss.
During the conduction of aromatherapy, the essence of various herbs diffuses into the air thereby making the body to relax and feel better. Aromatherapy has been a very popular ancient practice where a number of herbs, fruits, flowers are used for healing and promoting a person’s well being.
Essential oils are the vital elements of aromatherapy massages and hence are also helpful in promoting the hand and foot care of the individuals. Take a look at some of the vital essential oils that can be used as aromatherapy for hand and foot care.
Peppermint oil: Peppermint essential oil is widely used for foot care. This oil has a pain relieving effect and also has a soothing and cooling effect on the skin.
Peppermint oil is thought to be extremely valuable in easing the discomfort of muscle and joint pain. This essential oil helps to refresh the skin and also relieves the irritation of the skin.
Tree tea oil: This essential oil is extremely valuable for athlete’s foot, scrapes and cuts, insect bites, herpes, etc. Tree tea oil is vital for curing toenail fungus.
All that one has to do is to apply 1 or 2 drops of the oil directly into the infected finger and toe nails thrice daily. Individuals who are perceptive to direct application of the oil can try to soak the nails in the treated water.
Mix half cup of warm cider vinegar with six drops of tree tea oil and a drop of sandalwood oil. Add this mixture to a basin filled with warm water. The water should be ankle deep or wrist deep.
After that, soak your hands and feet for 15-20 minutes. This is extremely useful for both pedicure (foot care) and manicure (hand care).
Sandalwood oil: The sandalwood essential oil has a very beautiful essence that is extremely relaxing for the body. This oil is suitable for both the hands and the foot skin. A thin layer of this oil has to be applied on the skin and massaged in order to relax the muscles of foot and hands.