Friends are amazed (and slightly puzzled) when we tell them that we apply most of our oils to the bottoms of our feet. Here is why we do that. In each foot, there are over 7,000 nerve endings (reflex points) that correlate to every organ and system in our bodies. The science of Reflexology is one way to “activate” sluggish or blocked channels in the nervous system. Likewise, the large pores in the soles of our feet are effective portals for applying essential oils. Our bodies are amazing – and we rely on this method to move the benefits of the oils to the spot that needs attention. For instance, we apply Valor to our big toes before bedtime – the points on the big toes correspond to the head and neck. Interestingly, we have both experienced a dramatic improvement in the “noise of sleep” (aka snoring). Most nights, there are no noises – on occasion, only a soft “purring” in place of the former “roof rattling”! We also apply Cedarwood to the bottoms of our feet, resulting in a deep, peaceful sleep (usually full of interesting dreams). Thieves applied to the soles of our feet is a good way to protect us from various germs that are readily shared by others this time of year. We also use Thieves hand cleaner and spray, and we diffuse the oil most days to provide an additional defense. We love the aroma of Thieves, so it’s a pleasant oil to sniff when we’re at home. So, tickle our feet! We’re loving the benefits!