High-quality foot care products can become a full body sensorial experience with a balanced blend of essential oils. The art lies in finding exquisite oils and combining them in such a way that the product offers maximum skin protection as well as a fragrant care experience. This is why GEHWOL relies on essential oils of the highest quality.
Essential oils have a balancing, harmonizing, or strengthening effect due to their influence on our brain. Scents are often associated with memories and trigger emotional responses. But not only “fragrant memories” have a positive effect on our emotional life. The volatile substances also influence nerve receptors in the brain and hormonal processes. For example, lavender has a calming and mood-lifting effect by inhibiting the flow of the stress hormones adrenaline and noradrenaline, while simultaneously promoting the release of the “happiness hormone” serotonin.
Essential oils are equally characterized by a skin- protecting and nourishing effect, which is why they are especially appreciated in foot care products. Essential oils in foot creams, balms and baths are absorbed remarkably well by the skin because they are fat-soluble, and their molecular size is small. Their absorption is promoted when oils are dissolved in the vegetable base oils of foot care products such as avocado, jojoba or sea buckthorn oil.
The essential oils of eucalyptus, lavender and thyme provide bactericidal, antiseptic, foot fungus preventive and blood circulation enhancing effects. Rosemary oil and camphor extracted from laurel plants such as the camphor tree also have antiseptic, bactericidal effects that promote the skin circulation, while camphor also has excellent antipruritic properties. In addition, lavender, camphor, and rosemary relieve pain. Mountain pine and clove oil possess antiseptic and anti-inflammatory effects. In addition to these effects, which are useful in foot care, the balanced composition and dosage of the various essential active ingredients creates a valuable additional benefit: due to their good antimicrobial effects, the oils prevent the proliferation of sweat-decomposing bacteria, thereby preventing unpleasant foot odor in an extremely effective manner.