The Top 5 Essential Oils For Headaches
“There is even a type of headache called a rebound headache which is caused from taking medicine that treats headaches…”
In this article, I am going to discuss the use of Essential oils for treating headaches and the best methods to apply them.
Headaches are one of the most common health problems suffered by people today. But let’s be clear here, there many different types of headaches along with causes. There are stress or tension headaches, and illness caused headaches such as head colds or sinus infections. There is even a type of headache called a rebound headache which is caused from taking medicine that treats headaches. Nice huh? Apparently rebound headaches can sometimes be caused from the over excitement of the brain caused by common over the counter pain medicines.
Five Essential Oils For Headaches
It is one of the most popular essential oils, Eucalyptus contains high amounts of Cineole. This component acts as a good anti-inflammatory and also expectorant. Because of this, you are able to use this essential oil for reducing your headaches that are related to sinus problems. This oil can also provide calming effect, so you can reduce your stress level significantly.
Eucalyptus oil also works wonderfully when used for aromatherapy in your favorite diffuser.
When you want to treat your headache quickly, consider using this Lavender oil. Lavender oil is a perfect item that you can use, especially when you are trying to reduce your headaches during evening or night time. This oil contains high amounts of esters or linalyl acetate which acts as a good anti-inflammatory for your body.
Try rubbing a small amount to the temples and forehead areas. Also works well aromatically.
This is another recommended oil that you can use to treat headaches. This oil contains significant amount of menthol that is very useful to reduce headache symptoms. Menthol is also proven to be effective for relaxation and helps ease your extreme headache, muscular ache, and other painful areas on your body.
You can also reduce your stress levels significantly when you use Peppermint oil in your daily life. This oil can be used as a good aromatherapy ingredient for improving your overall health. But be careful and only use a small amount at a time, Peppermint oil can be overpowering if overused.
This essential oil has some similarities with the peppermint oil. However, spearmint oil contains more menthol aroma than peppermint oil. When you are suffering from painful headache in your daily life, you can use spearmint oil as your favorite aromatherapy oil. Again, just like Peppermint oil, use smaller amounts spearmint oil when diffusing due to the strong aromas.
It is one of the most effective essential oils for headaches. When you use chamomile oil regularly, you can calm your own mind, nerves, and also muscles. This essential oil is very useful to reduce nervous tension, depression, irritability, and also anger.
Applying Essential Oils for Headaches
Essential oils can be applied topically to the affected areas such as the temples or forehead by making your own blend and using application roller like this or you can also use a diffuser.
My personal favorite is the diffuser method. Just add a few drops of the essential oils mentioned above to your favorite essential oil diffuser and the room will be filled with headache destroying aroma. Again, I can’t stress this enough, use peppermint and spearmint oils sparingly as they can be rather strong and overpowering when diffused.
One more important note, the following information is to be intended to be of general informational use and is not intended to constitute medical advice, probable diagnosis, or recommended treatments. A headache or migraine can be a symptom of something quite serious. Tips mentioned here will not remedy or “cure” any underlying medical issue. Discuss your situation with your doctor on guidance on pain relief.