Peppermint Oil works as an analgesic (also known as a pain killer) as well as a stimulant, both of which will aid in the relief of headache symptoms.
Lavender Oil can help to decrease the occurrence and severity of headache symptoms. Lavender oil is probably the safest essential oil to use as it is very mild; it can even be used on children. Headaches are frequently triggered by tension and stress making lavender oil the perfect oil to use as it is a masterful relaxant.
Grapeseed Oil is what is known as a carrier oil in the realm of aromatherapy; it is what you will blend the essential oils with when you want to apply them directly to the skin. Grapeseed oil is perfect as a carrier oil; it is light, odorless and won’t clog pores.
|Size||1 - 1oz bottle Lavender Oil, 1 - 1oz bottle Peppermint Oil, & 1 - 16 oz bottle Grapeseed Oil|
-Mix 5 drops of lavender and 1 drop of peppermint into 1 tablespoon of grapeseed oil. Massage neck, shoulders, forehead and/or temples.
-Add 3 drops of lavender or 3 drops of peppermint to a cotton ball, handkerchief or piece of cloth and inhale the essence deeply from the cloth every few minutes until the headache has subsided.
-Add 3 drops of lavender or 3 drops of peppermint to a hot or cold compress and lay over the forehead or eye area. Lay down and relax.
-Add 5-8 drops of lavender, peppermint or a mixture of both oils (no more than 8 drops) to a warm bath. Soak the headache away.
** If you have any doubts about using an essential oil, check with your doctor first. Also, if applying the oils to your skin, never forget to dilute the oils first as some oils are highly concentrated and can cause skin irritation.