5 essential oils to relieve headaches

Aromatherapy is the medicine of yesterday and tomorrow. The power of essential oils can relieve all ailments, it is well known and even admitted by the scientific community. And headaches are not left out! Discover the 5 essential oils to have in your natural medicine kit to relieve your migraines and headaches.

Le menthe poivrée, mentha piperita

Peppermint essential oil is a must in family aromatherapy. It is vasoconstrictor which has the effect of retracting the blood vessels causing that cool feeling. It is also an essential oil that calms muscular tension as it stimulates blood circulation

1 drop on the temples and forehead (watch out for eyes and mucous membranes), it provides effective relief from headaches. 

You can also prepare a balm for yourself with the essential oil.coconut oil and 2 drops of essential oil of peppermint. To apply then in the form of massage on the tense zones of the nape of the neck, the trapezoids as well as on the sinuses if your headache is due to blocked sinuses. 

La lavande vraie, lavandula angustifolia

Lavender essential oil is calming. It relieves anxiety and brings relaxation and serenity. Thus, headaches caused by anxiety and parasitic thoughts are improved. Lavender EO acts on the limbic system by reducing restlessness and mental hyperactivity

Used in massage diluted in a vegetable oil of choice or in diffusion, lavender EO nourishes inner calm and soothes all tensions. 

Areas to massage: sternum, upper back, hollow of the wrist, the soles of the feet

L'eucalyptus radiata

Eucalyptus is used in many natural remedies to clear the airways. In inhalation or in a balm, it relieves the discomfort of blocked noses and decongests the ENT sphere. Indeed, the essential oil of eucalyptus fluidifies the mucus thus allowing it to be evacuated. The headaches caused by congested and inflamed sinuses are thus relieved. 

In a roll-on, dilute a few drops of eucalyptus EO in water.sweet almond vegetable oil.  To apply on the forehead and temples. 

Inhalation: in a bowl of water previously boiled, put a teaspoon of coconut oil and 2 to 3 drops ofeucalyptus radiata essential oil. Breathe in the vapors under a towel to prevent the molecules from escaping into the room. 

Le citron, citrus limon

The essential oil of lemon Relieves headaches of hepatic origin. Indeed, some headaches like migraines are a sign of a congested liver. In addition to taking care of your food hygiene, limiting dishes rich in fat, sugar and the intake of alcohol, a few drops of lemon essential oil taken internally help the liver to regenerate itself. 

2 drops of lemon EO in a teaspoon of acacia honey. Take before lunch and do a monodiet or fast in the evening. 

Gaulthérie Couchée, Gaultheria procumbens 

Wintergreen essential oil Is an analgesic generally used to soothe muscle pain. It is also an interesting remedy for lowering blood pressure which is often elevated during migraines.

Did you know that ? The EO of Gaulthérie Couchée is rich in methyl salicylate which is a molecule that is found in aspirin!

When combined with peppermint EO, Wintergreen relieves the sensation of pressure and pulsation during a headache

Utiliser les huiles essentielles en toute sécurité

Not recommended for pregnant women, nursing mothers, epileptic subjects, the elderly and children under 6 years old. 

Never use pure. 

Essential oils are not safe. They should be handled with care and as recommended by your doctor, pharmacist, naturopath or natural health practitioner. It is also important to pay attention to the quality of the product. The chemotype and its Latin name should be listed on the bottle. Choose certified organic essential oils whenever possible.

The above advice can in no way substitute for the treatments prescribed by your doctor, of which only he or she is entitled to modify them. 

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