Stop Head Pain With Essential Oils For Headaches & Migraines

essential oils for headaches

Do you suffer from debilitating headaches and migraines? 

Its not just you! In the US alone, 37 million people suffer from migraines.

Are you concerned about taking over the counter painkillers?

Essential oils can provide you with safe and natural pain relief, especially for minor headaches.

This article will help you discover the best essential oils for headaches and migraines. They'll not only help ease the discomfort that comes with these ailments, but their calming and relaxing properties can help promote a feeling of overall wellness.

It's important to note that frequent, intense headaches and migraines may be a sign of a more serious condition and should be investigated by your doctor.

5 Essential Oils For Headaches

​Majestic Pure Lavender Oil

Majestic Pure Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender is a popular and soothing essential oil. It's one of the best essential oils for headaches and this 4oz bottle from Majestic Pure comes with a convenient dropper.

Lavender oil will work wonders for a headache in the evening due to its wonderful calming and sedative properties.

I suggest giving yourself a massage with a mix of Majestic Pure Lavender Oil and coconut oil (your hair will benefit too). Simply combine 10 drops of lavender oil with an ounce of pure coconut oil.

This will relax you, ease your headache and help prepare you for sleep which is a good headache reliever in itself.

You can also use the dropper to add a few drops to your pillow to lull yourself into a headache-relieving sleep.

Essential Oil Labs Eucalyptus Oil

Eucalyptus Oil - Highest Quality Therapeutic Grade

Eucalyptus oil has anti-inflammatory properties and can have positive effects on relieving sinus-related headaches.

This natural eucalyptus oil by Essential Oil Labs comes in a 4oz bottle with a handy dropper.

If you find yourself with a headache or migraine, find a quiet and dimly lit room to rest in.

Use the dropper to add a few drops to your diffuser to fill the room with that unmistakable eucalyptus scent.

If you don't have the time to lie down and relax, mix a few drops (again using the handy dropper) with a carrier oil such as jojoba and give yourself a quick head massage. Better still, find someone else to do it for you.

Aviano Botanicals Chamomile Oil

Roman Chamomile Essential Oil Ultra-Premium 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade

Aviano Botanicals Chamomile Oil is natural oil in its true form. It has not been diluted with any other oils and offers a soothing fragrance.

Don't be put off by its small size, due to its purity a little bit will go a long way.

Chamomile is a wonderful essential oil for migraines and headaches due to its sedative properties. This also makes it a great oil to use in the evening to help achieve a peaceful sleep.

Use the Aviano Botanicals easy-drop bottle to add a few drops to your diffuser in the evening to experience a calming and soothing effect.

Aromine Essential Peppermint Oil Roll-On

Peppermint Essential Oil Roll On

BlendPeppermint oil is one of the best essential oils for migraines. It can be used through a diffuser or combined with a carrier oil for a healing head massage.

Aromine has created the near-perfect headache and migraine reliever in their convenient roll-on bottle.

Peppermint oil has been diluted with 100% pure fractionated coconut oil so it can be immediately applied to your skin.

Keep it in your purse or drawer at work. When you feel a migraine looming simply roll a small amount on to your wrists or temples (or both). Peppermint will also help with relief from tension headaches.

Sun Essential Oils Spearmint Oil

Spearmint (Large 4 ounce) Best Essential Oil

Spearmint oil contains menthol which means it's a great essential oil for headaches. Whilst it may not contain as much menthol as its minty cousin, peppermint, I prefer the scent of spearmint.

Sun Essential Oils provides a pipette with their spearmint oil, allowing for easy use.

Mix 10 drops of spearmint oil with your favorite carrier oil and give yourself a migraine and headache relieving massage, focusing on your temples. The spearmint scent will also help calm you, having a positive effect on that pesky headache.

These five oils are almost certain to help rid your of your headaches and migraines. I recommend you start by using only a small amount (that's generally all you need anyway). If you concoct a mix that's too strong it may actually make your pain worse.

Don't be afraid to experiment a little and mix a few of these oils together for an enhanced effect. Your head (and the rest of your body) will thank you.