Easing Headaches with Aromatherapy

I get a lot of headaches. They always seem to hit at the most inconvenient times and can range anywhere from a mild annoyance to a full-blown migraine. The more I learn about natural living, however, the less comfortable I am with heading for a bottle of pain reliever at the first sign of pain. After some online research and quite a bit of trial and error, I have found something that helps, at least if I am at home when the headache strikes:  aromatherapy

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, aromatherapy is the use of natural oils that have a pleasant smell to make a person feel better.

These days, when I feel a headache coming on, I reach for my aromatherapy. I bought my simple diffuser for less than $4 at my local health food store, but they can be upwards of $100 for fancy electric versions. 

I light a tea candle in the bottom, pour a little water in the well at the top and add a few drops each of lavender and peppermint essential oils. You might find another blend works for you, but this one seems to begin easing my headaches right away. 

My next plan is to try blending these two oils with a carrier oil, and pouring it into a roll -on bottle to keep with me in my purse. 

I hope you don’t get headaches often, but maybe you can try this as your first line of defense next time you feel one coming on. If you try it, will you let me know how it works for you?

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Published on Jan 6, 2014

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