How To Use Essential Oils To Treat A Headache Or Migraine?

aromatherapyIf you are a victim of frequent headaches or even headaches associated with your menstruation cycle you are mostly likely very tired of feeling pain as well as taking over the counter medicines to ease the pain of your headaches.

Even more severe than a headache is the dreaded migraine which can be debilitating and even cause nausea, time away from work and inability to participate in normal day-to-day activities.

Aromatherapy is a type of alternative medicine that has had much success in treating headaches, headaches associated with menstrual cycles as well as migraines.

Aromatherapy is a type of holistic treatment which means the therapy treats the inherent problems not just re-actively fixing the headache. Aromatherapy seeks to treat the issues causing the headaches and not just the symptoms of the headache itself.

You will first need to purchase the pure essential oils needed for the aromatherapy to treat your headaches or migraines. You can purchase essential oils at any co-op, or organic foods retailer. You will need to purchase the following essential oils:

  • Lavender
  • Sandalwood
  • Peppermint
  • Rosemary
  • Eucalyptus
  • Ginger oil

The first step is to combine a few drops of each essential oil together. Once you have created the mixture you can begin the aromatherapy session. There are several different ways to administer the aromatherapy for immediate relief from your headache.

Or something else to think about is if you have early warning signs that a headache is coming on; for example if you know your cycle well enough you can be pro-active by administering the aromatherapy shortly before your cycle begins.

You can use the essential oil mixture as a massage lubricant and gently rub around your temples. You can also use the mixture in your bath or use an aromatherapy burner to release the scent of the essential oils into your home.