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6 Essential Oils To Find Relief From Your Headaches
Nobody is immune to headaches; we have all experienced the nuance of a headache. Headaches can make doing our day-to-day activities a challenge. The shocking reality is over one-third of the world’s population suffers from regular headaches and migraines.
In this article, we will discuss how essential oils can stop our headache and provide real relief, without the use of costly medicine that has dangerous side effects.
Many headache sufferers often complain that searching for the ideal natural treatment for headache relief turns into a bigger headache.
Lavender is world-renowned for its relaxing and calming qualities. Since lavender essential oils contain a high quantity of esters, it offers anti-inflammatory and sedative properties causing the nervous system to relax, which means relief for headache sufferers.
Provides maximum relief for tension headaches and migraine headaches. It is especially effective if you need to alleviate a painful headache during nighttime, as it will help you relax and allow you to sleep.
It can be used alone or in a blend of essential oils.
Peppermint has been regarded as one of the most valuable essential oils for headaches. Peppermint oil helps stimulate blood flow and reduces muscle contractions, henceforth providing relief for your headache. It affects headache pain similarly, as does acetaminophen but with fewer side effects.
It is most effective in providing relief for tension headaches. Many studies have shown that peppermint oil when applied to the skin provided immediate results from a painful headache.
It can be used alone or in a blend of essential oils. It is recommended that it never be applied directly to your skin, always dilute with almond or jojoba oil before applying. It should be applied across the forehead and temple.
One of the main components in eucalyptus essential oils is 1,8-cineole, which is considered to be a natural low-dose pain reducing that is similar to morphine. Eucalyptus essential oils have anti-inflammatory and expectorant properties. It also is considered to help relieve sinus infections.
Eucalyptus essential oil ease headaches and provide relief, especially with headaches that are directly related to a sinus infection.
Eucalyptus essential oils are often used in a blend of essential oil and rarely used alone. It can be mixed with carrier oil and applied topically to your chest, back and neck that will lead to quick relief from your sinus headache.
Rosemary essential oils are one of the oldest oils in history that has been recorded to treat headache sufferers. It helps to improve bad circulation and has many analgesic, anti-inflammatory and stimulating properties.
It can be used to treat most types of headaches including migraines. It also can stop a headache before even beginning, especially if it is caused by stress or digestive issues. Also, it is used to treat patients that are suffering withdrawals from a chemical substance.
It can be used alone or in a blend of essential oils.
Melissa essential oil has a sweet lemony-minty aroma and is excellent at relieving headache sufferers from pain. Melissa oil helps calm your nerves, which helps to ease pain from different types of headaches.
Since it is considered to be an antispasmodic, analgesic and a stimulant for the nervous system, it is recommended for all types of headaches and migraines. Also it helps with depression and insomnia.
It is best used alone. When purchasing Melissa essential oil, make sure it comes from a high-quality source, as many distributors mix it with lemon-grass, which will worsen your headaches. It is one of the more expensive essential oils on the market, because it is very costly to produce.
Marjoram essential oil has been proven to improve brain health by fortifying and strengthening brain tissue. It also helps to alleviate stress and anxiety by relieving the muscles and any strain on the body.
It provides almost immediate relief for all types of headaches and promotes a healthy immune system.
It can be used alone or blended with other essential oils.
To receive the maximum therapeutic effect from your essential oils, it is of upmost importance to purchase only high-quality essential oils. When choosing essential oils, avoid oils that contain the following expressions on the label, as it will not be a pure blend or oil.
• Fragrance oil
• Natural identical oil
• Perfume oil
Avoid synthetic aromas as they can trigger headaches.
Look for vendors that explain openly about how their oils are processed and that are unadulterated and pure. This will guarantee that you will get the relief needed from your painful headaches. Good quality essential oils won’t be cheap but a small amount goes a long way.
There are many underlying causes for why we are suffering from headaches, as essential oils will only alleviate headache pain and not stop them from returning. It is important to understand the reason behind the headaches to be able to treat them properly.
We are sure that these 6 essential oils will stop even the worst headache in its tracks, allowing you to enjoy your life pain-free.
Author’s bio: Hello! My name is Lea Harrison, a Certified Clinical Aromatherapist. My goal and the purpose of http://www.essentialoildiffuserusa.com/ is to help educate you on the proper use of various essential oils safe.