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Essential Oils for Headaches

The most common headache treatment is a painkiller, but these pills come with a host of ugly side effects, like kidney and liver damage; plus they don’t deal with the root of the problem.    The Top 4 Essential Oils for Headaches - Dr. Axe:

*I use peppermint oil for migraines and it helps at times, and purchasing a diffuser is also effective (plus your house smells like Christmas!)  Also, I purchased a separate peppermint oil in a roll-on form using it on the back of my neck (can be useful on the forehead by hairline).  This didn’t help at all with my severe migraines.

I found that some grocery stores sell essential oils in their pharmacy product section and are much less expensive than stores set up that sell only oils.  Also, on the internet, there are big savings also.  I purchased the diffusers via Costco.

*To note also, my husband has asthma and finds the eucalyptus oil beneficial in a diffuser.

Have any of these oils benefited you?

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9 thoughts on “Essential Oils for Headaches

  1. I do use the peppermint for any sinus problems that I have, also put lavender in with epson salt as a bath for an achey body. But you must get 100% essential oils. Look at the Young Living website. The founder’s name is Young. Very good oils, expensive but 100% pure. Where you used 10-12 drops of store bought you use 3-6 of these. ~Kim

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