Headaches absolutely stink. They can be completely debilitating and derail your entire day, or even weeks depending upon how long it lasts. They can make you feel anxious, irritable, confused, and frustrated.
If you don’t want to take medication, it can be difficult to find something to help ease the pain. The good news is now, with natural remedies, you can get relief! You can use essential oils to help alleviate the discomfort.
Let’s dive into the best essential oils for headaches:
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Lavender essential oils are a great stress reducer and have also shown to help treat migraines and headaches. One of the best ways to use lavender essential oils is in an oil diffuser (here’s an article showing how to use an essential oil diffuser).
Rosemary essential oils have been used for hundreds of years to improve circulation and reduce pain. It helps relax muscle tension which can positively affect your headache. Apply the rosemary to your temples in a diluted mix of water.
Chamomile essential oils soothe muscles, reduce anxiety, and treat insomnia, which can help reduce headaches.
If you are a pregnant woman, you should not use chamomile as it can increase your risk of miscarriage due to its ability to increase blood flow.
Peppermint is a great essential oil for headaches. It contains menthol which helps relax muscles and ease any pain your body may be feeling. If you apply a diluted amount of peppermint essential oils to your temples it should relieve tension which can help ease your headache.
Eucalyptus essential oils are a great natural remedy to reduce your headache pains. If you feel like your headache is caused by sinus pains, eucalyptus is a great essential oil to try as it helps open up your nasal passages and releases tension in your muscles. At the very least, it will help you relax!