Massage for 10-20 seconds onto the bottom of the feet, inner wrists or behind the ears prior to bed time. Our oils may make you feel relaxed. Do not use before driving or operating machinery. If the oils have solidified inside the bottle, (may happen in colder climates) just hold the bottle in your hand to warm it up or run warm water over the bottle.
Applying Cannopathy Oils.
NOTE: If you are unable to apply the Therapeutic Hemp Healing Essences to the feet you may also apply the oil to the inner palms of the hands or behind the ears (prior to bed). Additionally you can apply the oil topically to any parts of the body that require extra attention throughout the day, avoiding the eyes.
In reflexology, the feet are regarded as your “second heart” and a mirror of internal health. In Ayurvedic Acupressure (also known as Marma therapy), this energy point on the feet improves the flow of prana, particularly to the head/brain, helpful for overall sensory acuity, helps relieve mental stress and anxiety, promotes sleep and aids mental astuteness.
The feet have the largest pores on the human body. Traditionally when we lived in nature without shoes, we would absorb many of our minerals and traces of nutrients via walking on the earth. This is why therapeutic foot spas filled with magnesium and herbs are still popular today. Do you wonder how powerful the uptake is through the feet? If you rub raw chopped garlic or Eucalyptus oil on the soles of your feet, within seconds/minutes you'll taste it in your mouth! The oils may also be applied to the inner wrists or behind the ears where the skin is soft and absorbent.
Now let's get down to the scientific explanation of why our oils work via the feet, inner wrists or behind the ears and not orally. Our research has found that many of the therapeutic benefits are lost when the oils are consumed. This is due to the first-pass effect where the liver metabolizes what we digest, sometimes to such an extent that only a small amount of the digested therapeutic goodness from the oils emerge from the liver to the rest of the circulatory system. This first-pass effect through the liver greatly reduces the bio-availability of our oils. Our aim is to maximize the healing benefits by allowing the body to circulate and absorb as much of the oil as possible and we found that application through the feet, inner wrists or behind the ears, is the most rapid method and has the highest potential to reach the areas of the body requiring treatment.