Migraines are no joke. For those that suffer from them, they can be debilitating and downright frustrating. But what if there was a way to lessen the severity of your migraines? Aromatherapy might be the answer you've been looking for. Learn about this migraine diffuser blend and how it can help you achieve relief from your symptoms.
Let's delve into the world of aromatherapy and its potential to help relieve migraines. Specifically, we'll discuss a migraine diffuser blend that you can make yourself using essential oils.
Essential Oils for Headaches and Migraines
There are many different types of headaches, from tension headaches to migraines. And while over-the-counter medications can help relieve some of the pain, they can also cause unwanted side effects.
Essential oils are a natural alternative that can provide relief without all the extra chemicals. It can also be used as a complementary therapy.
Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender oil really shines in diffuser blends, especially when you need some relaxation. Its versatility allows it to play well with just about all other oils. It has analgesic properties that are safe and effective when dealing with a migraine. Lavender essential oil also calms and relaxes.
Peppermint Essential Oil
Peppermint oil is a breath of fresh air. This popular oil can improve circulation, relax muscles, and soothe the gut, all of which can be beneficial during a migraine. The combination of lavender and peppermint smells amazing and refreshing.
Lemongrass Essential Oil
Lemongrass oil is known to help manage pain and inflammation. It's earthy, citrus aroma has calming and soothing effects. Lemongrass has the power to relieve tension and discomfort that comes with headaches.
Essential Oil Diffusers Guide
How to Aromatherapy Diffusing Guide with 200+ Diffuser Blends by Jennifer Lane, Loving Essential Oils Owner & Certified Aromatherapist:
Migraine Diffuser Blend
Migraines can be debilitating and extremely painful. If you suffer from migraines, you know how hard it is to get relief. A migraine diffuser blend can help to provide an environment to assist with symptoms of a migraine.
Migraine Helper Diffuser Recipe
Try this favorite headache diffuser blend recipe:
Directions: Add drops of essential oils to diffuser with the recommended water and enjoy!
Migraine Essential Oil Inhaler
Don't have a diffuser? You could also use this blend on an aromatherapy inhaler. An aromatherapy inhaler is a device used to deliver essential oils to the lungs which then gets them into your blood stream. By doing so, the essential oils are able to provide the user with a range of therapeutic benefits.
Learn more about using essential oil inhalers.
Migraine Inhaler Blend
Directions: Add the drops of essential oils to cotton wick, place the cotton wick inside inhaler and assemble the inhaler. To use, bring it under your nostrils and take a deep breath in.
How to Make An Inhaler at Home
Don't have an aromatherapy inhaler? No worries, you can make an aromatherapy inhaler at home with an empty bottle.
You will need:
- Small, empty glass bottle with lid
- Piece of cotton or cotton pad that fits into bottle
- A few drops of essential oil
To make the inhaler:
1. Place the cotton into the bottle
2. Add a few drops of essential oil to the cotton
3. Close the bottle up to contain the scent.
5. When needed, open the bottle, hold under your nose and inhale deeply.
Diffusing Essential Oils
One of the easiest way to put oils in the air for inhalation is with an aromatic diffuser. You can enjoy mind and body wellness with a variety of essential oil blends.
Not familiar with diffusing essential oils? Diffusing essential oils can be really wonderful and a great way to use your essential oils everyday. You can learn more about diffusing oils here:
- What Is An Essential Oil Diffuser
- Benefits of Diffusing Essential Oils
- How To Use An Essential Oil Diffuser
Can I Use Eucalyptus Essential Oil for Headaches?
Eucalyptus essential oil is an effective holistic remedy for headaches and migraines, as eucalyptol, the active ingredient in eucalyptus oil, has powerful pain-relieving properties.
It can be used topically and inhaled to assist with the symptoms associated with both chronic and episodic headaches. You can substitute lemongrass in the recipe above for eucalyptus. Both have uplifting and energizing properties in addition to assisting with headache symptoms.
Make sure to dilute eucalyptus oil in a carrier oil like sweet almond oil before applying it to your skin. Alternatively, you could:
- Place a few drops of eucalyptus oil in a bowl of hot water and breathe in the essential oil steam
- Add a couple drops on a tissue and inhale from the tissue as needed
- Add a few drops to your bathwater with a carrier oil, and a few drops of lavender essential oil.
Whatever method you choose, eucalyptus essential oil is an effective natural headache relief remedy!
What essential oils are good for headaches?
There are several headache essential oils which can be used to relieve headaches. Peppermint, lavender and eucalyptus are all known to soothe headache pain.
Peppermint is believed to help headache pain because it can relax the muscles in your head and neck. The minty aroma is invigorating and uplifting.
Lavender has a calming effect and has been reported to help decrease headache intensity. It is also helpful to calm anxiety and decrease tension.
Eucalyptus can open up airways and it’s antispasmodic properties reduce inflammation, both of which may provide relief for those suffering from headache pain.
Here is a list of essential oils for headaches:
- Tea Tree
- Clary Sage