Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The 3 Best Essential Oils to Use for Headaches

Often times headaches come on strong and appear out of nowhere. They can be debilitating and cause a great amount of distress. Sometimes it is unknown what causes a headache or a migraine. Other times, they are simply brought on by hormonal changes in women, degenerating eyesight, a certain smell, or even as a symptom of an allergic reaction after consuming a food item. While some may take an over the counter medicine to squelch the pain, there are other natural ways to fight off the ache that is plaguing you. This article will help identify ways that using all natural Botanic Universe – Essential Oils can make a huge impact on decreasing the side effects of a headache or migraine.
  1. Peppermint oil can be used for a variety of things due to its long-lasting cooling sensation and effect on the skin. When applied to the skin, you will experience the inhibition of muscle contractions and the stimulation of blood flow to move towards the forehead. To seek relief from a headache caused by stress, simply dab a small amount of peppermint oil across the forehead and on the temples. Do this 15 to 30 minutes after the onset of the headache and you will soon feel results. Should you want a deeper feeling and immersion of the product, use several drops with a carrier oil, such as coconut oil, and rub it into your shoulders, forehead, and back of your neck. 
  2. Rosemary oil, while not popular like peppermint and lavender oils, can still pack a big effective punch when it comes to headache rehabilitation. This form of herbal therapy acts an an anti-inflammatory. Simply take one drop of rosemary oil and add it to a hot cup of tea for internal usage when relieving migraines or headaches. If you would rather apply a topical mixture, combine two drops of rosemary with two drops of peppermint and one teaspoon of coconut oil and rub into the temples, forehead, or back of the neck. You will soon feel relief without having to ingest a potentially harmful over the counter medicine.
  3. Lavender oil can relieve tension and stress and has the miraculous ability to decrease anxiety and depression as it acts as a calming agent. Research has been conducted to show that lavender oil can be used to treat headaches that are caused by the onset of anxiety disorders or other related conditions. Because of the relief that this scent provides, researchers have explored the effects and how such relief is possible. The lavender oil regulates levels of serotonin in the brain that causes the pain to minimize in the nervous system. This type of pain is often the kind that leads to a migraine. Should you want to give this natural remedy a try, simply add 5-10 drops of lavender oil to a warm bath, soak, and take deep breaths, allowing yourself to inhale the scent. You will notice that your body will begin to relax and your headache will be reduced.

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