My mom gets very bad headaches, and this is one of the reasons I got into essential oils. Because she had tried many different medications, and none of them helped. That is one of the reasons why I researched a lot of essential oils to find out which ones really helped with headaches. Also, I researched to find out what helped for other ailments such as anxiety and the seasonal crud. I have learned so much about many different oils!
The reason that there are so many options is because, just like medications, not one specific oil works for everyone’s same ailment. Sometimes you need to try a few to find that one that really helps you. So don’t give up after the first one.
1. Tension Blend for Headaches
This blend is great for headaches, especially for any tension headaches you may have. It already comes in a roller ball bottle so you just roll it on your temples, and you can also roll it on your neck if you have tension there. It is a blend specially made for headaches so you know it is going to work.
So roll the blend on your temples and put a cold compass eye mask on, and give it about a half hour. Then you will be good to go with no headache. Here is an eye mask I use! If that does not work, keep reading to see what other oils you can try.
This oil is amazing for so many different ailments, including headaches. This oil is all about healing. So what you can do with this one is, put a drop on your thumb, and then press your thumb to the roof of your mouth. This gets the oil going directly to the head, and to the headache, to stop it in it’s tracks.
And, the great thing about essential oils, is that you are not limited in how many times you can use it. So if you need to do this technique three times in a row, every five minutes, for it to get rid of your headache, then do it.
Peppermint is another oil that helps with so many different things, another reason I love essential oils so much. But, did you know it can also help with a pesky headache? You can either rub on your temples to loosen up the tension that is collecting there. Or you can just inhale it. Just put the bottle up to your nose and take a couple whiffs. You should notice the tension start to relax in your head. And, just like frankincense, you can apply it as many times as necessary until the headache is gone.
4. Soothing Blend
This is a blend you might not think of using for headaches because it is usually for sore muscles. But sometimes headaches are caused by sore muscles. So this one can be put on your shoulders and on your stiff neck to help loosen up those muscles. You can even put it at the base of the neck, right where your hairline is, just to get all those muscles relaxed, and get the headache to stop.
This is an oil that has come out recently, and it is amazing for all things pain. It especially helps for headaches. You can just take the oil and put a couple drops under your tongue. This way it will go right to your head. And, as mentioned, you can do this as many times as it takes to get the headache to stop. But many people only need to use it once.