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Essential Oils for Headaches or Migraines

Few things can get you down quite like a headache or a migraine. It can ruin your entire day. Some people are prone to getting them more often and if you fall into this camp, you might feel like you’ve already tried everything to treat or prevent your headaches or migraines. Have you tried essential oils?

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Essential Oils for Headaches or Migraines

There are many reasons why we may suffer from headaches. Stress, illness, heat, high blood pressure just to name a few. If you find yourself suffering from headaches or migraines you probably know that you can take prescription or over the counter medications to treat them, you also know that those have their own list of side effects that may be worse than a headache. So, how can you get relief naturally? Essential oils are a great way to naturally treat your headache and migraine.

Hormonal Headaches

Whether you have a PMS headache, pregnancy headache or menopause headache lavender and rosemary essential oils are both soothing and pain relieving.

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Essential Oils for Headaches or Migraines

Stress Headaches

Stress is a major trigger for headaches. The best solution for stress is being able to relax enough to sleep away the headache. Lavender and peppermint oils can help relax you and relieve a stress headache quickly.

Sinus Headaches

A sinus headache can be brought on by changes in the weather, seasonal allergies or a cold or sinus infection. Eucalyptus oil is great for relieving sinus headaches.

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Essential oils being applied to the wrist.

How to Use Oils

You can add a few drops of the essential oils of choice to a bath, place them in a diffuser or apply them topically (mixed with a carrier oil) to temples, back of the neck, forehead, and wrists.

Using essential oils to treat a variety of headaches and migraines is a natural way to feel your best and head off what could be a severe headache at the first twinge without harsh side effects.

Lyne Proulx
Lyne Proulxhttps://ottawamommyclub.ca/
Lyne Proulx is a Certified WEBB Bodywork Pet Practitioner, Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. She loves all things Disney and is an avid teaholic and chocoholic. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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  1. I suffer from really bad headaches, but luckily I only get them maybe twice a year. I have never tried essential oils but I do have lavender oil and will try next time.

  2. I love reading about the benefits of essential oils. My son suffers from allergy headaches so I was glad to hear about the eucalyptus oil remedy. Thank you.

  3. I do wish I’d have known this whilst my brother was alive. He suffered greatly from massive headaches that lasted for days and days. I will pass this on to my kids who suffer from migraines though, thanks for sharing.

  4. I used to suffer with migraines when I was younger. Now it’s the occasional tension headache. I will look up about using essential oils instead of meds. Thank you for pointing me in a new direction.

  5. I’m sure glad there are natural ways to help with migraines. I suffered most of my life, and all that was available back then was pain relievers.


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