Tips on How to Use Essential Oils to Relieve Foot Pain

Tips on How Dr Hauschka Can Help with Foot Pain and Self Foot Care 

Our legs and feet receive a lot of stress daily. They move us from place to place, carry our full weight when we stand, stretch when we reach for things and even help to keep us upright when we sit. It’s not surprising then that foot pain is a fairly common occurrence, especially when people perform all these activities while wearing ill-fitting shoes. 

If you often experience pain in your foot, you should make an appointment with a podiatrist Singapore residents trust to determine the cause of the pain and work on a long-term remedy. The podiatrist may recommend physiotherapy and special shoe inserts to correct the problem, and in the meantime, there are products you can use in Dr Hauschka to relieve foot pain as well as providing some self foot care that is often overlooked.

Why Take Care Of Your Feet?

Feet are your body’s foundation, so keeping them healthy is vital to your overall health. Years of wear and tear can take a toll on your feet. You should also take care of the skin on your feet. Your heels are not meant to feel rough and dry. Your feet are more likely to crack the longer this issue persists. The presence of cracks can allow harmful bacteria to enter, even if some of them are not painful. If left untreated for a long time, the healing process will also take a while. Taking a little time each week to care for your feet will make a massive difference in the long run.

What Are the Best Body Oils for Relieving Foot Pain?

Dr. Hauschka’s body oils use 100% pure essential oils and they are extracted using our rhythmic processes to release the botanical plants' potency. There are as many different essential oils as there are plants, but some are particularly known for their anti-inflammatory properties. These include lavender, rosemary, spruce, sage, lemon lemongrass and rose. Anti-inflammatory oils help to soothe the pain by relieving the inflammation of the affected site.

Some essential oil users prefer oils that also have a sensory effect. Lemon lemongrass body oil strengthens connective tissue and it is both refreshing for body and mind. Others prefer the warm sensation of oils like spruce and birch which soothe tired muscles.

Here are some tips on how to use Dr Hauschka’s products for the relief of foot pain and self foot care routine which is so often overlooked but so important for our overall health.

Body Oils with a Light Massage

An excellent relief for ankle sprains, tired or sore muscles, people who play active sports or golf , pregnant women and people on long flights benefit from using the revitalising leg and arm tonic. Always start with clean dry skin. Place a few drops of the Revitalising leg and arm tonic on your palm and gently rub it on the painful part of your foot. If you can manage, massage and apply light pressure on the area. You can do this for the rest of your foot before going up your leg, spending a few seconds massaging the oil into each area. Rosemary essential oil stimulates and warms as borage tones and invigorates the skin. It also soothes and minimises water-retention (swelling) and tired legs arms and legs regain a sense of lightness as it promotes circulation and enlivens the skin. 

Apply Revitalising Leg Arm Tonic evenly to the legs, feet and arms, massaging towards the heart. Repeat as needed. Allow absorption before dressing. Wait 30 minutes before putting on compression stockings.

For very dry skin, you can blend the Revitalising Leg & Arm Tonic with any Dr. Hauschka body oil.

The most common lower limb symptom of pregnancy is swelling in the feet, ankles, and calves. Fluid pools in the lower extremities, making them look puffy and bigger. Your baby's circulatory system is connected to yours during pregnancy. Your blood volume increases by up to 50% to meet the demand, and your heart has a harder time pumping blood back up from your feet. Our body oils particularly Birch Arnica Energising Body Oil is highly recommended for pregnant women as it activates skin metabolism and stimulates circulation.Blackthorn Toning Oil helps to avoid stretch marks.

Some Common Foot Problems and Self Foot Care

Preventing foot problems is essential for people who have diabetes. Keeping feet healthy is critical, and a person should be vigilant about foot hygiene. Diabetes also causes changes to the skin of the foot. People with diabetes may notice that their feet are dry, and the skin is starting to peel and crack.  

A person with diabetes needs regular podiatric checks to ensure that any foot problems do not develop into complications.

Dr Hauschka’s Hydrating Foot Cream has a protective, regulating effect on diabetic feet.  The creamy consistency absorbs quickly to offer intensive care and moisture, especially for dry feet. The oily extract obtained from St. John's wort has a soothing, regenerating and strengthening action on the skin to enlivens and revitalizes and warms the feet to give better blood circulation.

Dr Hauschka’s Silk Body Powder can be used in conjunction with the Hydrating Foot Cream when experiencing excessive sweating or when skin is dry and rough. We often use the term talcum powder but do you know that there are chemical ingredients in talcum powder, like silicate talc that is not only a potent carcinogen, it also causes allergies and infection in lungs. Talc absorbs moisture and so we use talcum powder to avoid perspiration, however, this causes much damage to our skin. Dr Hauschka’s Silk body powder’s formulation contains zero talc, relying instead on the effectiveness of pure powdered silk and nurturing plant extracts. The silk body powder helps with chafing, helps protect your skin and helps fight off the bacteria. 

Athlete's foot is not the only threat to foot health, but it is extremely common. Fortunately, it can be prevented. Infections like athlete's foot or infected toenails can be contracted by sweaty feet left in shoes or socks for long periods of time. If sweating will occur on your feet while you participate in a particular activity, make sure to change your socks immediately afterward. Wear socks made of moisture-wicking material as well. Dr. Hauschka’s Deodorising Foot Cream keeps feet dry, comfortable and fresh throughout the day. The formulation absorbs odor and excess moisture, warms feet and softens skin. Deodorising Foot Cream refreshes the feet and supports healthy skin. Natural silk powder and rice starch directly absorb excess moisture for long-lasting comfort. This formulation protectively envelops the foot with a fine layer of powder, helping prevent friction and pressure points.Silky and rice starch have been added to the cream to give it its airy and moisture properties. The cream also contains rosemary essential oil and sage that regulate and vitalise. For all-around protected, soft and pleasant skin feel. Apply a thin layer of cream to the feet every morning and evening - do not massage into the skin.

Add a Few Drops of Bath Essences for a Foot Soak

For a treatment reminiscent of having a foot spa, place some warm water in a basin and about 10 drops of essential oil to the water. Dr Hauschka’s bath essences for foot baths are ready to be used straight from the bottle. Simply choose one of the 6 bath essences to make the mood more calming like our Moor Lavender Calming Bath Essence is the perfect choice in the evening if you want to climb into bed with warm feet and a sense of inner peace. We recommend our Sage Purifying Bath Essence, which regulates blood flow, relaxes the muscles to refreshe and regenerate tired feet. The Sage Purifying Bath supports the Hydrating Foot Cream when it comes to the regulation of sweat.

Get into a comfortable seated position and put clean feet into the water. Relax and enjoy the soak for the next 20 minutes or until the water is no longer warm. Not only will you be rewarded with soft moisturised feet but your room will be filled with the natural fragrance of the essential oil. 

Bath essence are also great for compresses

For particularly sore and painful feet, it may be helpful to apply a compress. If you dropped something on your foot or twisted your ankle, applying a cold compress can help to minimize the swelling. Fill a bowl with ice cubes and cold water then add a few drops of our Lemon Lemongrass Vitalising Bath Essence as a cool compress. Soak up some water in a towel then apply to the affected area for up to 10 minutes. Take a short break to allow the muscles to come back to normal temperature before applying the cold compress again.

If you feel stiffness in your foot or experience arthritic pain, a hot compress is advised. Use warm but not scalding water and add a few drops of Spruce Warming Bath Essence to generate more warmth. You can use a compress or simply do a foot soak.

Whether your foot pain is caused by a medical condition or your feet are simply tired after a long day, it’s never a bad idea to pamper your feet. A foot spa treatment with a matching massage may not always be possible, but you can get some easy relief with the help of essential oils. Moor Lavender Calming Bath Essence can be placed on the neck and shoulders as a relaxing hot compress and Rose Nurturing Bath Essence is perfect for pregnant women as well. Discover the impressive versatility of the Dr. Hauschka bath essences. This enables you to achieve special feel-good effects that you can also enjoy at home. 
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