Headache Relief – Best Essential Oils to Use & Why

A synergistic blend of essential oils can be more effective for getting the results you desire than any single essential oil. The pure essential oils I recommend you use in a blend for relief of headaches, include: Peppermint, Eucalyptus and Lavender.

PEPPERMINT ( Mentha piperita )

Peppermint is a fluid, colorless oil with a distinctly penetrating scent.

Peppermint acts as a regulator and has a relaxing or invigorating effect depending on the circumstance for which you are using it.

An analgesic (pain reliever) research has shown Peppermint to be effective for relieving both Migraine headache and tension headaches when resulting from weak or poor digestive forces, congestion or sluggish circulation.

EUCALYPTUS ( Eucalyptus globulus )

Refreshing, stimulating and powerful Eucalyptus is a long lasting oil with fluid consistency and one of the most well-known aromas of all the essential oils, along with lavender, rose and mint. Most people can easily recognize any one of these aromas.

Eucalyptus stimulates oxygen uptake in the cell tissues and increases circulation. Increased oxygenation in the lungs promotes the cleansing and repair function of the red blood cells. Eucalyptus is the traditional remedy for sinus and tension headaches that are due to congestion.

LAVENDER ( Lavendula augustifolia )

Highly scented Lavender has a distinctly sweet floral-spice aroma that's a little wild and woody. Lavender smells like the color blue to me! I think of the Blue Bird of Happiness when I inhale its lovely and intoxicating scent.

The best Lavender oils are distilled at high altitudes. Distilling at high altitude allows lower temperatures and lower pressure for distillation making it possible for the volatile phytochemicals to come through intact in the final product.

Lavender oil is an analgesic (pain reliever) and an antispasmodic (calms nervous and muscular spasms and relieves pain), as well as a decongestant (relieves or reduces congestion).

A relaxant and a sedative Lavender's action exerts a soothing, tranquilizing and calming effect on the body, making it effective for relieving nervous tension, stress, insomnia, anxiety and palpitations.

PLEASE NOTE: There are many cheap, synthetic copies of aromatic oils, but these are not recommended for therapeutic use. For best results purchase the highest quality oils you can possibly find. Use certified organic essential oils, or oils that have been tested and are pesticide free.

Holistic MindBody Therapy, including pure essential oils, are gentle, noninvasive complementary forms of health care for balancing and synchronizing your body, mind and spirit and a natural, safe and effective way to enhance your health and well-being. Holistic health care may produce satisfying results where other methods have failed. Please consult with your physician regarding serious health concerns and do not attempt to self diagnose.

The Author:

KG has developed massage training and holistic health programs for the spa industry, health clubs and clinics, schools, resorts, as well as for individual clients. She is a MindBody Therapist and Health Educator with advanced certification and training in Bowen Therapy, BodyTalk and Aromatherapy. She is the owner of Springhill Wellness Center and the Founder & Director of PurePlant Essentials aromatherapy products.

http://www.kgstiles.com

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