Aromatherapy For Headaches

A headache is caused by factors such as stress and anxiety, excessive exposure to loud noise, pollution, a blow to the head by a minor accident or lack of sleep.

While there are several remedies to help to cure this ailment, it is best left to aromatherapy. The fresh scents soothe your senses and cause positive vibes and rid tension of instantly.

A headache has various other symptoms like a stiff neck, uneasiness in the chest and stomach, dizziness. A blend of the right oils in the right proportions will help to get rid of these symptoms.

Use peppermint oil on a piece of cotton wool and sniff on it at regular intervals. The oils will help to lift the ache from your head. If massaged onto your temples, neck, back and shoulders you will get instant relief from any stiffness.

If your headache is making you anxious then spray some rose oil onto your face or mix it with your face cream for instant relief.

Lavender oil is extremely helpful in this case. Draw a warm bath and pour a few drops of the oil into the water and soak in it. Breathe in the aromatic fragrances to get rid of your headache within a few minutes.

Massaging the oil into your temples is a good way to cure your headache while at night you can pour a few drops of the oil onto your pillow and take deep breaths to keep stress at bay. Lavender oils are known to fight stress and anxiety.

When you are using these essential oils as a massage for a headache, you must make sure to massage the scalp and the neck well. Use the blend on your shoulders as well as a headache also causes a stiff neck and shoulders.

Aromatherapy must not be practiced if you are pregnant or are undergoing medical treatment.