There are all sorts of headaches we feel:
More than half the adult population worldwide experiences occasional headaches. There are over the counter options—however, a select audience out there who all are looking for natural alternatives. We’re going to share our top 5 essential oils to use to help alleviate different headaches.
These all seem to work in different ways, but it’s best to do any additional research to see which types may best fit your personal needs.
1. Lavender Oil
Lavender is a common purple flower believed to have originated in the Middle East or India. This specific flower is recorded to have gone back about 2500 years in history. Romans had used Lavender to scent their baths, beds, and clothes. Lavender is known for its calming properties, hence why most like to associate it with stress-triggered headaches.
2. Rosemary Oil
Rosemary’s botanical name is “Rosmarinus Officinalis,” in history, it served as a symbol of friendship, loyalty, and remembrance. Properties for rosemary often serve to promote circulation. While good for the digestive system, rubbing this on your temples helps to circulate blood to alleviate tension headaches.
3. Peppermint Oil
Did you know that peppermint is a hybrid plant? It’s a cross between Water Mint (Mentha Aquatica) and Spearmint (Mentha Spicata). Peppermint promotes digestion relief and healthy respiratory breathing. Opening up breathing passageways allows more oxygen to reach your body.
4. Roman Chamomile Oil
Chamomile comes from the Greek word meaning “ground apple.” The name collaborates with its sweet and herbaceous scent. Ancient Egyptians use to prescribe it as a remedy for illnesses, while the Romans enjoyed it as a beverage, which still stands to this day as chamomile tea. Chamomile has a history of calming the body and leaving a peaceful mind.
5. Eucalyptus Oil
The dominant country of growing eucalyptus is in Australia. Many of the eucalyptus plants in the world originated in Australia. In the Victorian era, it was discovered that it had disinfectant properties. Eucalyptus, being distilled into an oil, is a practice that has been around since the 1850s! Eucalyptus opens airways when breathed in and also is quite useful for your skin. Rubbing this on your temples and the nape of your neck has a relieving effect.