Essential oils for aromatherapy against headache and severe migraine are extremely efficient. They work very well on the pain, spasms, vertigo and nausea symptoms of a severe headache.
Here are some of the most effective essential oils for headaches,that will help improve your general condition as well as your mood.
Eucalyptus essential oil
It acts as an anti-inflammatory and pain reliever. It even has an expectorant effect for colds and coughs. Helps with headaches and migraines, mostly caused by problematic sinuses.
Essential oil of lavender and chamomile
Both have strong anti-inflammatory properties that quickly relieve headaches and act as a sedative if used before bed.
Peppermint essential oil
It contains a significant amount of menthol. Among its many uses is that in the fight against migraines. It is also a powerful remedy against muscle pains and abdominal cramps. But it should be noted that it is a strong stimulant and is not suitable for use immediately before going to bed.
Rosewood Essential Oil
It relieves nervous tension. Blended with rosemary essential oil, it stimulates blood flow to the extremities and circulation to the brain, which helps relieve headaches.
How to use essential oils for headaches?
- Drop 2-3 drops of your chosen oil on a cotton pad and rub near the nose or inhale deeply. When first trying to use essential oils in this way, use only 1 drop to avoid any sensitivity or adverse reaction to the essential oil.
- Local application of essential oils and light massage for headache - massage with a pad on the forehead, neck and neck (depending on the location of the headache).
Sample recipe with essential oil of your choice:
In 30 ml of base sweet almond oil, dissolve 10-12 drops of the essential oil of your choice. Shake until the oils are mixed and apply with a cotton pad to the desired area.
Note: If using eucalyptus or peppermint essential oil, use only 6-8 drops!