I think we’ve all been there… cringing as you can feel the tension well up in your head… that dense, disruptive cloud that overtakes you until you can’t think or function, feeling the need to dive under your bed with your favorite blanket, with all drapes and doors shut. No sound. No light. Just nothing while you brace for the suck to continue until relief breaks through and you can finally breathe again without using your exhale to chant anything that could resemble prayers and cries for the tense, dense moment to stop. Has it been hours? Has it been minutes? Does it matter? Ugh. Those moments of suck.
Now… you can stop hiding from head tension, naturally.
For a long time now, I’ve been using essential oils for various things. It started with just something nice to smell that wasn’t toxic. Then they helped me curb an upset stomach. They helped me move past my baby blues and learn to love myself again. We use them occasionally in our cooking for a different flavor profile. We use them on our kids and dogs. They’ve helped us clean without using harmful chemicals. And, they help me keep my head clear so I can function.
Old habits from my time in the Navy surfaced when I was looking for natural means to help my head during those moments I couldn’t function. Not much is more obnoxious than discomfort in my head, so I put my skills as a research analyst to use and scoured studies, journals, publications, and everywhere across the internet that I could find something science to review to point me in the right direction on finding natural means to keeping my head clear, happy, and functioning.
I ran into a few studies that piqued my interest, and inspired me to give essential oils a try. Here are a couple studies you may find intriguing too:
** PLEASE NOTE ** Don’t be fooled by clever marketing. Not all essential oils are created equally. Make sure you’re not wasting your money on fake essential oils, or oils diluted in questionable solvents (even if they’re labeled as “pure essential oil”). Don’t miss our complete guide on how to find quality pure essential oils to ensure you’re not wasting your money on brands of oils that legally carry out questionable or unethical practices and mislead you through deceitful marketing practices.
DIY Headache Helper
Peppermint, marjoram, rosemary, basil, helichrysum, copaiba, Roman chamomile, and lavender are all great for helping, whether individually or combined. The best part about these oils, is they are great for helping with relaxing and with enhancing your ability to focus as well. Here is my favorite DIY oil blend for helping me combat those obnoxious tension headaches:
- 15 drops lavender
- 10 drops each: peppermint and marjoram
- 5 drops each copaiba and helichrysum
Manage your head pains without the DIY, Featuring MGrain Essential Oil Blend
M-Grain Essential Oil Blend is comprised of Basil, Marjoram, Lavender, Roman chamomile, Peppermint, and Helichrysum essential oils. It has a herby aroma that is soothing and invigorating… perfect for reducing the effects of stress on our bodies, especially when it comes to head tension.
- Massage a few drops diluted equally with your favorite carrier oil on your temples and neck to reduce muscle and stress tension
- Dilute and massage on your temples to help reduce eye discomfort that comes from looking at a computer screen too long
- Diffuse to help boost your energy and invigorate your senses
- Diffuse to help give your mind a boost of clarity and focus during the mid-day slow downs.
- Reduce occasional nausea
- Boost your overall wellness
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