Headaches are the worst.
I’m prone to seasonal headaches and even went through a period of time fighting headaches brought on by a concussion. My mom, who rarely gets off her feet, is taken down by migraines.
Headaches, whatever the cause or however severe, make your day a lot more difficult. Thankfully, we can use essential oils to help soothe headaches. We’ll talk about the best essential oils for headaches and how to use them!
Best Essential Oils for Headaches
Made up of Ho Wood, Frankincense, and Lavender Essential Oils, this blend is formulated to ease tension and stress-related headaches. It has a relaxing and calming aroma that you will love.
Ho Wood Essential Oil
Since the aroma of Ho Wood Essential Oil is calming, has a cooling effect on the skin, and has soothing benefits, this oil can be used to ease tension headaches.
Frankincense Essential Oil
Frankincense Essential Oil may have anti-inflammatory properties that are especially good for reducing swelling and inflammation, as per this study.
Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender Essential Oil is a famous oil for calming stress making it a great soother. Lavender Essential Oil may soothe pain and inflammation, as shown in this study2. That’s why we’ve included it not only in our Head Soothing blend but also in our Ladies Choice and Relief Essential Oil Blends.
Head Soothing Blend Uses & Recipes
A bath is a great way to release tension and stress that are often the underlying cause of headaches.
An aromatic inhaler is a method to inhale essential oils for their aromatic benefits. For stress or anxiety-related headaches, this method creates a fast-acting calm.
Create a relaxing environment by diffusing oils to help ease headache symptoms.
Sometimes a massage is the best way to relax. Massage your neck to help you relax while Head Soothing Essential Oil Blend works to take care of pain and relax you.
Create a roll-on for easy, on-the-go headache relief. Simply Earth sells our Head Soothing Essential Oil Blend already diluted and ready to go as a roll-on, but you can also create your own to help calm and soothe your headache.
What Earthies Are Saying About It
Why I Love This Essential Oil Blend
I love that this blend has a great combination of essential oils to help me tackle my head pain naturally!
Things to Remember When Using This Blend
Always dilute an essential oil when using it on the skin. This essential oil blend is unlikely to cause skin irritation when diluted properly. If the oil has been oxidized (left with the cap off for long periods of time) it is more likely to cause skin irritation. Check out this dilution chart for diluting this essential oil properly.
This relaxation essential oil blend is generally safe to use if you are pregnant. Consult your doctor prior to use.
This essential oil blend is safe to use with kids aged 2+.
Cats may find the oils in this blend irritating. However, we do not expect your cat to be disturbed if you use this blend on yourself. Just be mindful of your pet’s behavior. For more information on using essential oils with cats, check out this blog post.
This essential blend is generally safe to diffuse and use topically on dogs. For more information on using essential oils with dogs, check out this blog post.
We don’t recommend ingesting essential oils unless under the direction of a doctor certified in aromatherapy. For more information on why we don’t ingest essential oils check out this blog post.
*Please note: This post is a compilation of suggestions made by those that have extensively used essential oils and has not been verified scientifically with clinical tests nor reviewed by medical experts. It is anecdotal information and should be treated as such. For serious medical concerns, please consult your doctor. The statements given in this blog post have not been verified by the FDA
Next time you have a headache...
Reach a natural remedy using one of these essential oil ideas. I think you’ll be pleased with the results! What do you think of this blend of essential oils for headaches? We’d love to hear about it on social media with @fromsimplyearth and in the comments below!
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- Xuesheng Han, Damian Rodriguez, Tory L Parker, Biological activities of frankincense essential oil in human dermal fibroblasts, 2017 Feb
- Cronkleton E. Try This: 18 Essential Oils for Sore Muscles. 2019 May