A headache is defined as a pain in the head or upper neck. It is one of the most common locations of pain in the body and has many causes. Headaches can affect the quality of life. Some people have occasional headaches that resolve quickly while others are debilitated. While these headaches are not life-threatening, we all know that the pain of a headache can make day-to-day life a miserable challenge, and forces us to take over the counter pain killers.
There are many causes to headaches, among them stress, depression, anxiety, bad posture, head injury and many more. Some people believe food allergies may be the main factor for some people. However, further studies are needed. Instead of using chemical pain killers, you can try natural remedies to relieve headache that are easy and cheap.
Here are 2 natural remedies to relieve headache:
Headache Oil Blend Reliever (about 2 tablespoons)
This is a very effective formula that is very concentrated but very safe. It contains refreshing and cooling peppermint essential oil that contains a significant amount of menthol. Amongst its many uses, menthol is known to help relax and ease tension headaches and muscular aches and pains. If your headache is associated with sinus infection, replace the peppermint essential oil with eucalyptus essential oil that is especially good for sinus headaches. Lavender and chamomile essential oils have anti-inflammatory and sedative properties.
8 drops peppermint essential oil (or eucalyptus essential oil for sinus headache)
8 drops chamomile essential oil
8 drops lavender essential oil
1 tablespoon jojoba base oil
Add all the oils into a little bottle. Screw the top and shake well for 2 minutes to blend. Place in a cool dark place and allow 24 hours to synergyze.
How to apply? Shake well before each use. Massage 1 drop of the blend into each temple, 2 drops into the base of the neck, and 2 drops into the forehead area. Next place 3 drops in your palm, and rub your palms together to warm the oil, then close your eyes and inhale the oil blend from your cupped hands. Breathe slowly and deeply for a few minutes. Use within 1 year.
Foot Soak To Relieve Headache (for 1 treatment)
If you want a simple and quick remedy to relieve headache, soak your feet in cold water for a short time. It draws blood from your head, easing the heat and muscular tension that cause you headache. With the addition of the essential oils, you will receive, you will get cooling and energetically balancing benefits throughout your body, and at the same time softening and deodorizing rough and tired feet.
2 teaspoons carrier oil, such as sweet almond oil or jojoba
5 drops lavender or geranium essential oil
3 drops peppermint essential oil
Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl, and stir thoroughly to mix. Pour the oil blend into a foot tub with enough very cold water, and even with a few ice cubes, to cover your feet and ankles. Blend with your feet. Soak your feet for 10-15 minutes with your eyes closed, while breathing deeply and regularly. Dry your feet with a towel and apply your favorite moisturizer.