There are many types and reasons for headaches – including muscle tension, stress, hormonal changes and dehydration. Essential oils can help, when they are used to target the reason for the headaches. For example, basil oil in a carrier solution can ease muscles and soothe a tension headache. Other examples of essential oils that can help are peppermint, lavender, geranium and orange oil. Some headaches, such as ones caused by dehydration, need additional care but essential oils can be soothing and help general wellbeing.
- Headaches are annoying and to get relief many resort to painkillers. But the author posits that before resorting to painkillers, there are natural remedies like essential oils.
- Tension headaches affect about 78 percent of the world’s population and it is associated with pain around the head, neck, or behind the eyes.
- A natural remedy for tension headaches is peppermint which not only has pain relieving properties, but also has cooling sensation for relieving tense muscles.
“You can select from lavender, frankincense, neroli, citrus oils, or any other essential oil whose aroma you like. By inhaling the scent of these essential oils, you can reduce your levels of the stress hormone cortisol, lower your blood pressure, and slow down your heart rate to help you relax.”