Headaches are one of the most common pains we experience. Almost everyone has had one at some point due to stress, insufficient sleep or exposure to loud noises. Luckily, essential oils can be the remedy used to assist the body to cope with the symptoms of a headache!
This could be as simple as inhaling the essential oil from the bottle or applying it to a tissue and waving it under the nose. Inhalations deliver the molecules of essential oils directly to the brain making it one of the speediest treatments. Lavender would be a fantastic choice for this application, studies have shown it to be safe and effective especially to manage migraine headache. Our Organic Bulgarian Lavender Oil has abundant levels of linalool and linalyl acetate bestowing the bright floral aroma and great therapeutic value.
Peppermint essential oil has long been turned to for assistance when faced with acute headaches. Menthol is the active component of peppermint that can help relax muscles and ease pain. Inhalations of peppermint are wonderful but nothing compares to the refreshing tingling sensation of the diluted Peppermint Oil topically applied to the temples or neck. You can prepare this in advance with a carrier oil of your choice in a glass roller bottle to have on hand and ready! You don't need to use a lot, Peppermint topical dilutions can be effective as low as 1-4%.
Have you ever tried a Chamomile Compress? Roman Chamomile essential oil is known for its calming and anti-inflammatory abilities making it a super sweet and soothing ally when suffering from headache. To prepare the Chamomile Compress, add a drop of Roman Chamomile Oil to a small pot of warm water on the stove top and mix thoroughly. Submerge your compress cloth into the pot until soaked. Then carefully wring it out, ensuring the water isn't too hot for the skin, and place the Compress over your forehead or around your neck and feel the benefits of relaxing Roman Chamomile. Sublime!
We hope these quick, easy and all natural methods will aid you or those close to you the next time a headache comes up! It's always fun to discover new ways to use your essential oils. Subscribe to our Newsletter to be notified of future Blog posts and shop updates. We promise we won't flood your inbox with migraine inducing amounts of marketing emails!