Natural Headache Relief with Essential Oils

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They started when I was 10 years old. The migraines. By the time I was 12, the headaches kept me home, in bed, in the dark, in misery, several days out of every month.

I had tests. They poked, they prodded, they took blood, they stuck things to my head to see what was going on inside. In the end, they just said exactly what my parents thought all along. I had migraines.

This was in 1969 so there wasn’t a lot of advice about natural types of treatment or investigating causes.  Nobody worried about the long term side effects of the medication that provided relief.

And so, at age 12, I was given a prescription for Darvon, an addictive opioid that was put on the controlled substance list then eventually banned in 2010 because of serious heart side effects. There was no control over how I used this medication either. I had free access, and if I felt a headache coming on, I knew that I couldn’t waste any time taking my pills because the pain would get worse and the medication wouldn’t work.

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Even so, the side effects were bad enough that even I, at 12, knew that they couldn’t be good for me. Nausea and vomiting (which is also a migraine side effect, so it’s not easy to say what caused it), dizziness, and a quickened heart beat were enough to make me finally resist taking the Darvon except for serious headaches, and instead use an over the counter analgesic called Emperin. Back then it contained phenacetin, and combined with aspirin and caffeine it was fairly effective in soothing my migraines. Then they found out that phenacetin is really bad for your kidneys and took it out of the Emperin. Guess what? It didn’t work any more.

On reflection, I think that is a good thing.

Fast forward 45 years. These days there are many more and much safer medications for migraines. They are much more effective too, so they are less likely to lead to an overdose or have serious side effects. The fact remains that I am still frequently taking powerful medications. And seriously? That can’t be good. In addition, acetaminophen is usually my “first step” when I feel a headache coming on, even though I know that over the counter drugs can be dangerous too.

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That is why I was so excited when I was invited to be a part of the campaign for Healing Natural Oils. I have tried natural methods to ease my headaches, including supplements, massage, dietary changes, but none had made much of an impact. But in the last year or so, I have been hearing so many things about the benefits of essential oils that I thought it was time to investigate and see what they have to offer.

Finally! Natural Headache Relief with Healing Natural Oils

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The Healing Natural Oils Headache Treatment contains a blend of  homeopathic and botanical ingredients and the instructions are simple. Just put a few drops into your hand and massage into the back of your neck and at your temple. The botanicals in H-Headaches Formula provide a natural analgesic effect while the homeopathics work systemically to relieve symptoms such as throbbing head and pain over the eyes.

I have been using the H-Headaches Formula whenever I feel a headache coming on. I feel that my symptoms are milder and that I can avoid some of the medications that I usually turn to. The scent of the oil is pleasant and soothing, which is important because migraines increase sensitivity to smell. I am thrilled that I have finally found natural headache relief.

I have also found that if I use the oil as a preventative, in circumstances that I know might trigger a migraine, I have a good chance of not getting the headache in the first place.  For example, after my 18 mile run over the weekend, I rubbed in a little oil before lying down to recover. Long runs like that frequently set off a migraine, but not this time. I made it through the day, tired, but without a headache.

Do you get headaches? The H-Headaches Formula is beneficial not only for migraines, but also for tension, sinus, and cluster headaches.

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  1. says

    I don’t suffer from a lot of headaches, but when I do, I do NOT take that over the counter crap….. 1/2 because I think it’s unhealthy but 1/2 also because my liver is NOT GOOD, so I don’t need to put extra stress on it! I am certainly looking into this NATURAL headache relief! :) My sister suffers from HORRIFIC migraines almost weekly – which is better than her daily – so this could potentially help her a little bit too :)
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  2. says

    I have not used natural methods for migraine relief but have had migraines for years now…I take multiple medications and I’m at the point where I feel like my body is used to it and it’s not as effective. I’ve been searching for alternative ways to treat my migraines and this sounds like something worth trying!
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  3. says

    I’m sorry to hear about your migraine history. I started getting migraines when I was around 11 or 12, and it was awful. I’d lose a partial amount of my vision, and the drugs for treatment would cause me to throw up too. So I stopped taking them almost immediately, figuring that the migraine was better than the cure. Luckily the migraines slowed with age and the end of puberty. I’ve only gotten one or two migraines in the past 20 years, and I’m really, really thankful for that.

    I’ve used essential oils a few times in the past, especially for muscle pain.
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  4. says

    Cool. I used to have fairly severe migraines, mostly hormone related coupled with extreme work stress. Changed jobs! So glad you found something that seems to help. Imitrex was the only thing that seemed to dull the pain for me then I was left feeling worthless.

  5. says

    I’ve only tried lavender oil for relaxation, but I suffer from a very distressed stomach (yay IBS!) and headaches + migraines. My TMJ is also getting really bad (to the point where there are days where I have to stick to strictly liquids or very soft foods and it SUCKS). I would love to try essential oils!
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  6. Birdiebee says

    I have never tried essential oils but have been told by everyone I know who uses them about how wonderful they are.

  7. vivian says

    I haven’t used essential oils for headaches but I do get the occasional headache that really lingers even though I take painkillers. I think the EOs might help with that.

  8. Lisa N. says

    Yes, I’ve been using a mixture of vetiver, lavender and other EO’s to help treat my son for his anxiety. It has made a difference.

  9. BreannaS says

    I have not used essential oils for my migraines but I would definitely be willing to give it a try. Anything to limit the amount of prescription medication I have to take.

  10. Richelle says

    My neighbor actually just ran over some Thieves for me to try for the first time. We have some sick kiddos here :( Crossing my fingers. I have used lavender before.

  11. says

    I love your story! I’m using essential oil every time I have a headache and it really works for me. I’m glad that I found your blog. Thanks for the inspiration.

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