I only use high quality organic foot balms in my reflexology treatments which contain at least 95% certified organic ingredients. These products are safe to use, have a beautiful, natural scent, and nourish dry, cracked and damaged skin.
It's important to me that I also extend my natural and organic philosophy as far as I can. Therefore the other products I use in my treatments, for example foot powder, essential oils, cotton wipes, towels and pillowcases, are all organic and natural too.
So why organic? What we put on our body’s biggest organ, the skin, absorbs directly into our bloodstream and whilst our bodies can probably deal with a reasonable amount of the chemicals we are exposed to every day, I believe that reducing this exposure can only be a good thing.
The chemicals found in many skincare products are used because they're cheap and easy to manufacture. Although the jury is still out on how harmful some of these chemicals can be, some have been linked to skin irritation, headaches and hormone disruptions. Products containing natural ingredients avoid the risks associated with chemicals and tend to be much gentler on the skin.