Our feet carry our body’s entire weight and facilitate our mobility and we usually pamper it by getting a foot spa or massage once or twice a month. However there are a lot of foot care products that should be part of your daily ritual and below are just some of them:
Camphor essential oil is extracted from camphor trees which grow in the tropical regions of Asia and South America. The oil is distilled from the camphor trees’ wood and roots and has been used by humans for different purposes for centuries. Persians used it to control plagues while the Chinese used its aromatic properties in building their temples. Camphor oil was also an essential ingredient for embalming.
Tea Tree essential oil comes from the twigs and leaves of the Tea Tree, scientifically known as Melaleuca Alternifolia. This plant is endemic in Australia and its oil has been widely used for centuries as a topical cure for many disease and infections.
Do you ever wonder how varicose veins develop? It is actually a sign of poor blood circulation which is often brought about by venous statis. Our pulmonary and systemic veins’ primary functions are to carry oxygenated blood away the lungs and carry back deoxygenated blood from the body to the heart.
Helichrysum essential oil is derived from several plants species under the genus Helichrysum. A third of its six hundred species grow in Africa while the rest are scattered in the regions of Europe and Australia. Though great in numbers, only a few species are actually used for medical purposes like H. Italcum and H. Arenarium and H. Petiolare. Helichrysum goes by different names based on its region of origin but it is commonly called as Everlasting essential oil or Immortelle. It is even called curry plant even if it has nothing to do with curry powder. Helichrysum can be a bit pricey than other essential oils because it is difficult to grow and maintain its 25-50% level of neryl acetate due to the changes in the climate and soil acidity. Once distilled, the plant’s essential oil can be used as a powerful agent fight different diseases and infection.