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Essential Oils for Headaches & Migraine Headaches*

DIY Headache Blend - Headache Relief Blend

Essential Oils for Headaches & Migraine Headaches

You can use essential oils for headaches to help relieve headache pain fast.* Peppermint, lavender eucalyptus globulus, rosemary or rosewood are helpful.  Our Headache Relief Essential Oil Blend can  help you stop a headache or migraine headache before it ruins your day.*   Headache Relief Essential Oil Blend combines peppermint, lavender, eucalyptus, rosewood, and rosemary.  

Headache Relief Essential Oil Blend Properties*

Eucalyptus globulus essential oil acts as both an anti- inflammatory as well as an expectorant. Eucalyptus essential oil is said to help ease headaches, most especially those associated with sinus headaches.* 

Lavender (French) essential oil  has a high percentage of esters which offer anti-inflammatory and sedative properties. Lavender essential oil is a good oil to use if you are trying to alleviate a headache during the evening/nighttime hours.*

Peppermint essential oil contains a significant amount of menthol. Menthol is known to help relax and ease tension headaches and alleviate muscular aches and pains. Peppermint oil is quite stimulating and may interfere with sleeping.*

Rosewood essential oil  helps relieve nervous tension.*

Rosemary essential oil supports the stimulation of blood flow.*

See our references at the bottom of this page for additional information.

*This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease.

Packaged: 15 ml, 30 ml, 60 ml and 120 ml concentrate bottle which can be diluted with a carrier oil.  Also in a convenient 9 ml roll on which is ready to use and safe to apply to skin.

Headache Essential Oil Blend Safety Tips

  • Do not use if using ventricular fibrillation, or if diagnosed with GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease).
  • Do not use with infants or children under ten years of age. Keep away from children as even small amounts may be toxic.
  • Should not be used during pregnancy or if epileptic.
  • Avoid use on hypersensitive, diseased or damaged skin.
  • For external use only.  See our Safety Information page for further details when using essential oils.

*Statements made on this website have not been evaluated by the FDA, and are not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease.

How to Use Essential Oils for Headaches

Cotton ball or Tissue Diffusion Technique

Place 1-3 drops of your chosen essential oil(s) on a cotton ball or tissue. Place the cotton ball or tissue near your nose and inhale. When first trying oil, use only one drop to ensure that you do not have a sensitivity or reaction to, especially while you have a headache.

Topical Application of Essential Oils and Gentle Massage for Headaches

Massage several drops onto the forehead, back of the neck and/or temples (depending on the location of the headache) Use this basic aromatherapy headache massage recipe:

1 oz. carrier oil

10-12 drops of your chosen essential oils from the above list of essential oils

NOTE:  If using eucalyptus essential oil or peppermint essential oil, use only 6-8 drops

Avoid These Typical Causes of Headaches

Seek medical advice for headaches or migraines headaches as they can be a symptom of an underlying medical condition.   If you regularly experience headaches or migraines, discuss your situation with your health care professional.