Essential oils could be the ‘essential’ component you’ve been looking for to help treat your headaches and migraines.
Known as the highly concentrated, plant-derived scents used in aromatherapy practices, these powerful oils do more than just calm the body. They can be ideal for migraine prevention, pain relief and can reduce the onset of tension headaches caused by stress.
The question is, what is the best essential oil for headaches? As we delve deeper into the benefits of aromatherapy, read on to find out the best essential oil blend for headaches and migraines and what you can do to fight one when you feel it looming.
If you’re a frequent sufferer of migraine attacks, the properties of peppermint oil are here to help. Known as one of the most common essential oil blends for migraines, its menthol based formula is ideal for easing pain and relaxing muscles.
Adding a menthol/mint-based scent to your routine, such as the Bramley Room Spray with Sweet Orange & Spearmint essential oils, is a great way to promote muscle relaxation and prevent migraine attacks.
If your tension headaches are related to your sleeping schedule, we also have you covered. Chamomile oil is essential for those who suffer from insomnia and anxiety-induced migraines. Chamomile is great at soothing the muscles and can help treat tension headaches.
We recommend investing in a sleep spray such as the Bramley Sleep Spray with Lavender, Yarrow & Chamomile essential oils, that can be simply sprayed onto the pillow or directly onto the body where tension and tightening may occur.
If you’re looking for the best essential oil for headaches, lavender oil is no stranger to the list. As one of the most well known essential oils for relaxing the muscles and calming the body, it’s no surprise that we’re recommending it as an effective headache solution.
Better still, lavender oils can be used on the go, to treat migraines and onsets of tension headaches during the day. Using a roll-on relaxation stick, such as the Neal's Yard Remedies, Remedies to Roll Relaxation Balm, you can simply apply this to the back or front of your head to reduce muscle aches and migraines while you’re out and about.
For headaches caused by sinus-related conditions, it’s time to make eucalyptus oil your new best friend. Eucalyptus is known for opening up the nasal passages and unblocking your sinuses, leaving you feeling refreshed and clear of sinus related migraines.
In fact, for the best results, why not mix peppermint oil with your eucalyptus oil, for an exciting blend of essential oils directly targeted at providing pain relief. Menthol based oils work best when they are inhaled, so why not add them to a steamer or a diffuser.
For the anxious brain, rose oil is the best essential oil for headache and migraine prevention. Designed to reduce anxiety and depression, this essential oil helps calm the nerves and is a great solution to carry out and about.
Whether you choose this in balm, droplet or mist form, the rose scent is best paired with other calming essential oils such as bergamot and chamomile, for a deeply relaxing aroma that calms nerves and releases stress, ideal for combatting those stress-related headaches.
We recommend the Neal's Yard Remedies Calming Room Spray, made up of a combination of soothing rose and comforting geranium, perfect for creating a stress-free, headache-free, aroma.
Rosemary oil differs from the others on this list, acting as a powerful pain relief tool as well as a relaxant. With strong anti-inflammatory properties, it has been used for centuries as a natural remedy for headaches and migraines.
With studies showing that this essential oil blend improves both circulation and arthritis, it’s a handy oil blend to use for all aches and pains alongside migraine and headache relief.
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