The 5 best essential oils for Headaches

Headaches

Headaches. There is really nothing good to say about them. They hurt, they are annoying, and I HATE THEM. Unfortunately for me, I suffer from headaches often. Apparently, it all stems from the muscle spasms in my neck, at least that is what the docs tell me!

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Doctor, Doctor don’t give me no pills

Doctors, don’t really like them either. They always somehow end up giving you bad news about one thing or another. And then they throw medicine in the form of prescriptions pills at you like its going out of style. Remember, there is a pill for everything, and a pill for the side effects from the pill that you originally took. Get me? Good! Yea, not much of a fan of pills either! How can you tell?

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Anyways, multiple emergency room physicians, my general practitioner, my orthopedic, neurologist and chiropractor all agree on one thing at least. That the cause of my headaches is simple. My headaches are caused by the chronic muscle spasms I suffer from. Oh wait there’s a pill for that!

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Alternative Headache Relief

The following are ways I go about getting headache relief without having to pop a pill.

Food/Beverage

Eat 10-12 almonds

Rub a lime on forehead

Eat spinach

Drink 16 oz of Gatorade

Therapy

Massage

Tens Unit

Stretching

Weird Remedies

Put a pencil between your teeth and gently relax your jaw without biting down on the pencil.

Put your hands in ice water and flex them a few times.

Essential Oils

One thing in life I do not HATE are essential oils. They are amazing. I use essential oils for many things in my life, and using them for headaches is at the top of MY LONG list.

So here I am going to share with you the top 5 essential oils I use for headaches and how I use them!

*But first Please Remember

dilute essential oil before use

  • Lavender Essential oil
    • Rub (diluted) on temples and or back of neck
    • Diffuse mixed with peppermint or alone
  • Peppermint Essential Oil
    • Rub (diluted) on temples and or back of neck
    • Diffuse mixed with lavender or alone
    • Inhale from bottle
  • Frankincense Essential Oil
    • Rub (diluted) on temples and or back of neck
    • Diffuse
  • Marjoram Essential Oil
    • Rub (diluted) on temples and or back of neck
    • Add to bath
    • Diffuse
  • Eucalyptus Essential Oil
    • Rub (diluted) on temples and or back of neck
    • Add to warm bath water and soak
    • Mix 15 drops eucalyptus essential oil with a 1/4 cup of rubbing alcohol and 1 cup water in a bowl add 2 or 3 wash cloths and absorb all the water



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Do you suffer from frequent or even infrequent headaches?

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Stacey
  • I get a lot of migraines and am not a big fan of taking pills either. Plus they make me really sick so I like the idea of trying essential oils !

    • Hun essential oils are amazing. Especially for headaches

  • Tonya Wilhelm

    Thank you for this. I am a headache sufferer and luckily found a way to minimize them, cut the preservatives! That’s made a huge difference for me. I do also have an EO blend that works well too. I’m bookmarking this! Thank you.

  • WOW! I suffer with migraines, in fact I had one all day yesterday. I wish I had known about these tips, I’m bookmarking this page so I will know next time. I’m also doing the eucalyptus cloths as soon as I get the stuff! 🙂

    • I am so sorry you had a migraine. I hope you never have to use these cloths but if you do, lmk how it goes for you

  • sauumye

    OMG!! Never knew essential oils could help with headache. This is amazing!! Surely recommending it to my mom. She has major headache issues.

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