Headaches are commonly caused by stress or muscular problems such as trigger points or knots in the neck and jaw muscles. Stress can also cause muscular tension in the upper body. Gentle stretching and laying down can help ease tension in the neck and shoulder muscles and help reduce stress levels.Essential oils that calm and help release muscle tension are useful for treating headaches.
Essential oils for headaches
Happy Head Essential Oil Blend
Uplifting & soothing, this analgesic blend has been developed to help relieve headaches, soothe neck tension and improve mental clarity. Diffuse to help alleviate headaches or mix with a carrier oil and apply to the back to the neck to reduce tension.
• Marjoram Essential Oil: Great muscle relaxant. May assist with rheumatic pains as well as sprains, strains, swollen joints, muscle pain and spasms. Has a beneficial effects on minor respiratory complaints. Used for headaches, migraines and insomnia.
• Spearmint Essential Oil: May assist with hiccups, migraines and headaches. Ideal for use in children as Spearmint Essential Oil is significantly milder than Peppermint.
• Clove Essential Oil: May help ease muscular pain and aching joints. Can help treat fungal & viral infections. Helpful for those with mental and nervous fatigue.
Headache Rollerball Blend
Apply classic headache blend neat to the back of the neck under the skull or use the blend in a warm or cool compress as required.
Add the neck tension blend to a small amount of carrier oil, massage into the neck and upper shoulders and lie down for up to ten minutes.
Alternatively, add 5-8 drops of your desired essential oils in 10ml of carrier oil in a rollerball bottle.
Wishing your headaches are eased quickly and naturally!
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Author: Elisabeth Lemieux
Liz is the Marketing Coordinator at ECO. Modern Essentials and oversees the company’s brand and communication strategy. Liz has extensive experience in brand management, strategy development and digital marketing across a range of direct-to-consumer businesses in the health and wellness industry. She is a qualified Yoga instructor and has been practicing for nearly a decade. Liz is passionate about everything wellness and has a strong interest in holistic health.