I wasn’t planning on writing about this subject today but I got an email last night from someone who is suffering with this problem. I had heard of it before but I didn’t really know much about it. This problem is the most common cause of heel discomfort. The plantar fascia is the flat band of tissue (ligament) that connects your heel bone to your toes. It supports the arch of your foot. If you strain the plantar fascia, it gets weak, with other conditions occuring. When you stand or walk you can experience quite a bit of discomfort. – I was happily surprised to find that a number of our essential oils can help with this issue. ( who am I trying to kid…I knew there would be an oil for this! ) These are the recommended oils to use for this problem: Basil, Birch, Cypress, the Soothing blend, Helichrysum, Frankincense, Lemongrass and Peppermint. These are all the primary suggested oils so whichever one you have on hand, use. – Apply the oil to the bottom of the foot and all around the calf area. Massaging it in for a few minutes will speed up the feeling of relief. Do this before going to bed at night and after waking in the morning. You can do it more often if necessary. Some people said that they would put a warm compress on after applying the oils and then cover it with a sock before going to sleep at night. And when you wake up in the morning, take some time to bend the toes forward and backwards to loosen the muscles after applying the oils. Some people have felt relief when combining the following essential oils together: Try layering Lemongrass, Peppermint and Wintergreen. Another suggestion is mixing our Soothing blend and Lemongrass together. Also try Peppermint and Helichrysum as a mixture. So, there are a few ways you can try to soothe the discomfort of this common problem…let me know if this helps you if you are suffering with sore feet and if the oils helped. I love testimonials!
Have a great day! Jana
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