I hate taking pills, so whenever I get a headache, my first instinct is to look for a natural remedy. And this diy headache relief balm with essential oils is one of my favorites.
It works well for and is easy to make… talk of a win win situation! Read on to learn how to make headache balm at home.
This is a very common question that many ask themselves every day.
Well, there are several reasons why headaches occur. These range from sinus pressure and congestion, dental-related issues, tension caused by stress or anxiety, caffeine withdrawal, exhaustion, hunger, alcohol, lack of sleep among many other reasons.
Personally, my headaches are always stress related! It can be very painful and disabling a times.
Another common cause of headaches is overuse of pain medications. This is known as rebound headache. Ironically the first thing most people do is take over the counter medication to treat a headache.
This invariably can lead to a vicious cycle, whereby repeated use of painkillers for treating headaches ends up causing more headaches.
See where the solution becomes the problem?
Not only does overuse of pain medications cause frequent headaches, but they only offer temporary fix or cover up.
The pills do not actually treat the core underlying issue of a headache itself, causing the headaches to return. They also have negatives side effects and may end up damaging your liver or kidney!
This is why, I prefer treating my headaches naturally. This headache relief balm is made with all-natural ingredients. Moreover it works for me without any negative side effects!
Always, do a skin patch test prior to topically using an essential oil you have never used before! See my sections on essential oil safety:
You will also need (2) 1 oz or (1) 2 oz container to put the balm.
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The cooling effect of this balm will soothe the pain and is perfect for massaging your temples, behind ears and back of neck whenever you feel the beginning phases of a headache begin to appear.
That’s it – recipe for diy headache relief balm with essential oils… all-natural, simple and easy! So give it a try and feel free to share your results with us using the comment form below!
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Just wondering if this would work with shea butter instead of cocoa butter? Need to try this and see if it will work for me 🙂
thanks for posting it.
Yes Sheryl, you can use Shea butter if you don’t like/have cocoa butter.