Essential Oils for Headaches & Migraines
Headaches are commonly caused by stress or muscular problems such as trigger points or knots in the neck and jaw muscles. Stress can also cause muscular tension in the upper body. Gentle stretching and laying down can help ease tension in the neck and shoulder muscles and help reduce stress levels. Essential oils that calm and help release muscle tension are useful for treating headaches.
Essential oils for headaches
- Rosemary Essential Oil: Increases circulation to the brain, helpful for headaches associated with being mentally tired, warming, eases muscle tension.
- Marjoram Essential Oil: Great muscle relaxant. May assist with rheumatic pains as well as sprains, strains, swollen joints, muscle pain and spasms. Has a beneficial effects on minor respiratory complaints. Used for headaches, migraines and insomnia.
Spearmint Essential Oil: May assist with hiccups, migraines and headaches. Ideal for use in children as Spearmint Essential Oil is significantly milder than Peppermint.
Clove Essential Oil: May help ease muscular pain and aching joints. Can help treat fungal & viral infections. Helpful for those with mental and nervous fatigue.
Headache Rollerball Blend
Apply classic headache blend neat to the back of the neck under the skull or use the blend in a warm or cool compress as required.
Add the neck tension blend to a small amount of carrier oil, massage into the neck and upper shoulders and lie down for up to ten minutes.
Alternatively, add 5-8 drops of your desired essential oils in 10ml of carrier oil in a rollerball bottle.
Wishing your headaches are eased quickly and naturally!
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