There is never a good time for a throbbing migraine that comes without warning and takes you out of life’s precious moments.
When we need to relieve migraines, we like to use essential oils to make all-natural remedies.
This post will tell you why we like natural treatment options, which essential oils to use, some considerations to be aware of, and (of course!) a great recipe to make a DIY migraine blend that works and smells amazing!
Why Use All Natural Migraine Remedies?
Whether to prevent or relieve pain and nausea from migraines or other common headache disorders such as; tension, cluster and sinus headaches, natural remedies offer a safe, non-habit forming alternative to the over the counter and prescription options which work poorly for most and often come with nasty side effects.
Here’s what we like about using natural alternatives for migraines and headaches:
- All Natural pure plant ingredients are safer for you
- No side effects or addictive properties
- They work!
How Do Natural Migraine Remedies Work?
The naturally occurring extract oils contained in the leaves, stems, bark, wood, and flowers of some plants help to keep the plants healthy. These are the essential oils!
Certain plant essential oils are rich in natural analgesic (pain relieving), anti-spaspodic (spasm relieving) and anti-inflammatory properties.
When used safely and applied properly, essential oils can be used to relieve even the most powerful headaches just as effectively as any commercial medication, but without any side effects.
Here’s how we can use them:
- Diffuse for soothing pain relief and to create a calm environment in your home and office.
- Rub on temples, wrist and bottom of feet for instant relief via the bloodstream.
- Create a DIY blend of the oils for fast acting, maximum results.
You can get creative with your own blends using any of the oils below. We’ve included a proven blend at the end for you.
Which Essential Oils To Use To Relieve Headaches
There have been several studies that show specific essential oils to be beneficial for all forms of headaches. These include:
A study in Phytomedicine suggests peppermint oil alleviates migraines and tension-type headaches. It causes a significant increase of blood flow to the forehead and contains analgesic (pain-relieving) properties.1
Otherwise known as salvia, Spanish sage oil has been shown to relieve spasms. One of the therapeutic compounds in Spanish sage—ursolic acid—has anti-inflammatory properties.2 Inflammation, says the journal Neurology Advisor, plays a significant role in the development of migraines.3
In several studies, sweet fennel has been shown to improve brain function and reduce anxiety. In fact, in one study, sweet fennel was shown to reduce anxiety more effectively than the drug, diazepam. Sweet fennel is listed in the 19th edition of Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapeutics for its stress and anxiety-relieving effects, both of which are major migraine triggers.4
A spice made from the seeds of a plant in the ginger family, cardamom isn’t just for the kitchen. It turns out it’s also very effective for preventing migraines. That’s because it contains anti-inflammatory chemicals that reduce swelling. Cardamom may help prevent migraines by preventing the release of certain chemicals that cause blood vessels on the surface of the brain to swell.5,6
Cardamom’s cousin, ginger, has been used to cure nausea since ancient times. Many people who suffer from migraine attacks experience nausea and even vomiting. Ginger helps relieve these symptoms, as well as vertigo and dizziness. One study even shows that ginger is just as effective for migraines as a prescription drug, and much safer.7
Try All 5 Migraine Relieving Essential Oils In One Blend
On their own each of these 5 essential oils offer several benefits for headache relief. However, what makes them incredibly effective is when they work synergistically together in a blend. That means when they are carefully blended in just the right proportions, the therapeutic properties of each plant are multiplied for the best results.
You can make your own DIY blend with the ingredients above, using a carrier oil like coconut or almond oil for topical uses. Start with a 1% dilution, which is 6 drops of essential oils per 1 oz. of carrier oil.
For many, the easiest and most effective, not to mention affordable way, to get all 5 of these oils together is in a professionally balanced blend: Migraine Care.
Migraine Care is a 100% pure, therapeutic blend of all 5 of the essential oils above, designed to prevent and relieve symptoms of migraines and the most powerful and painful headaches. With over 70K 5 star reviews, Migraine Care is the #1 recommended blend for migraines and headaches.
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