Applying essential oils on the soles of the feet is the fastest way for the benefits to travel through the body. An easy way to apply oils to feet is with roll-ons.Why do they travel faster this way?
The pores on the soles of our feet are much thicker than elsewhere on the human body, the oil can be detected in the body within 20 minutes.
When applied topically, essential oils are processed by the liver. The exception to this rule is when the oils are applied to the soles of the feet. This method allows oils to bypass the liver and reach the lower bronchial capillaries via the circulatory system.
The human body is also covered in sebaceous glands which secrete sebum; an oily matter that’s sole purpose is to lubricate and waterproof the body. This can interfere with the rate essential oils are absorbed. The palms of your hands and the soles of your feet are the only two areas of the body that do not have these glands allowing essential oils to absorbed more easily.