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Best Essential Oils for a Foot Massage

by Tiffany in Essential Oils

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A foot massage has to be one of the most enjoyable and popular massages. It might even be the reason why so many ladies love to have pedicures. Pretty toes are nice but the massage that comes with the pedicure can’t be beat! They are simple and easy to perform as well so trading massages with your spouse can be an excellent lazy evening at home idea.

It can be reviving and therapeutic! Our feet are super sensitive and super responsive. Many complimentary therapies (think reflexology or shiatsu) believe that we can cleanse and energize body systems and internal organs all through massage on your tootsies. It helps improve blood supply to the feet and thus aids in relieving aches and pains. It can also be a great stress reliever.

To get started grab a carrier oil like almond, fractionated coconut, olive, or grapeseed. Young Living has a great oil called V-6 that was designed for this purpose. Use 4-5 drops of the essential oils per 10ml of carrier oil. Also give your feet a quick wash beforehand.

Best Essential Oils for Happy “Oily” Feet:

Thyme – Invigorates and deodorizes, also good for athlete’s foot

Peppermint – Cools, deodorizes, and invigorates

Lemongrass – Great for sweaty feet and swollen cankles

Rosemary – Achy, painful feet

Lavender – For relaxation and “sleepy time” for kids

Tea Tree – Refreshment and helping eliminate warts, great anti-fungal properties

Geranium – good for blood flow and circulation

Grapefruit – Uplifting and immune boosting

Enjoy! And if you are interested in getting your hands on any of these amazing oils get more info below:


  • those essential oils look amazing thank you for the run down on the benefits:)

  • I am relaxed just thinking about this, I love oils and oh man a foot massage!

  • Kung Phoo

    I like the lavender essential oils it takes away my headaches.

  • Theresa Beauteeful Living

    I’ve always been partial to the lavender essential oils. Love the smell and how calming it is :)

  • Anna @GreenTalk

    Rosemary is divine. Boy would my feet be happy!

  • foot massages are heavenly! i love essential oils too. what a relaxing combination.

  • Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell

    The foot massage is definitely the best part. I absolutely love that, and I enjoy peppermint oil in it too.

  • I need a foot massage right about now. I bet they smell amazing.

  • Juliana RW

    I never foot massage before, but what I need right now is hand massage :D

  • Janice

    I have never used essential oils before. I have a lot of friends who love them. I really need to try them out.

  • mail4rosey

    Grapefruit makes me happy. I love anything that is scented with it, and wish it was more common to find.

  • Robin Rue

    My hubby usually just uses lotion, but I will tell him to try this :)

  • Tammi Roy

    Thanks for this! I’m new to oils and am having a difficult time learning what each is for! For example, I had no idea that Tea Tree oil can help eliminate warts, my daughter has one on her foot – I’ll try it!

  • Anne

    I love a foot massage, but we usually just use baby oil. Love the idea of incorporating some essential oils!

  • Kelly Hutchinson

    I will admit, I hate to have anyone touch my feet, so a foot massage is out of the question! However, a neck massage with grapefruit pil is right up my alley.

  • I love using essential oils for foot massages. I see a Chinese acupuncturist who also offers foot massage and reflexology and he uses traditional Chinese medicine and essential oils. I feel so revived every time!

  • Happy Oily Feet sounds like a product that you can trust! I’ll go check it out.

  • Jennifer Juro

    I have only had a foot massage once!! Sounds amazing. I am going to have to look into these!

  • Kori

    I used to hate having my feet touched. But, after my last pregnancy, a foot massage was the highlight of my day.

  • ginabad

    Great list. Apparently I need Rosemary lately! Not sure why, my feet have been getting sore easily lately.

  • I LOVE grapefruit….I seriously use it in everything, well that and lavender lol!

  • yonawilliams

    I wish I could relax and enjoy some of these aromatherapy suggestions, but I am too sensitive and giggly when it comes to my feet. I love the scent of grapefruit, but I’d also be curious about the geranium.

  • Deanna Ritz

    Oh a foot massage sounds really nice right now!! I would really love one with these oils as well.

  • I love to use the Peppermint in a massage oil base! It reduces swelling of my feet and feels great.