In such a situation, home remedies can prove to be of great help and cure the headache in a jiffy. We tell you how to make a DIY headache balm which will cure the tension and provide relief.
What you need:
-Carrier oil such as coconut oil
-Few drops of essential oil like peppermint or lavender oil.
How to make
To make this readymade headache balm, heat coconut oil in a double boiler. When it completely melts, add a few drops of your preferred essential oil to the heated concoction.
Once cooled down, pour the prepared mixture into a small bowl or jar.
Allow it to solidify a little. To use, simply dab your fingers in the balm and apply to the forehead. It will soon get absorbed and provide relief.
How it works:
Essential oils have been used for a long time to get rid of pains, aches, headaches as well as cleanse the system from the inside. Oils work from the root to act on the trigger and unclog any blocked nerves, cut down the stress and resolve the headache. They also carry very fewer side effects so this can be used by anyone. They have almost the same effect as any pain reliever medication or gels. They also carry great health benefits for you, improving your immunity and overall wellness.
Peppermint oil is one of the most commonly used oils for quick headache relief. It acts as a great natural choice because it is very calming and contains strong notes of menthol, which eases pain and makes the tensed muscles relax down.
It also makes for a great numbing agent as an anesthetic so you mask away the headache problem easy. Studies have also proved that using essential oils like peppermint has the same anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties as other medicines.
You can also prefer to choose other essential oils in the balm. Rosemary oil, lavender oil are great options to consider. It effectively gets rid of the pain and eases tension from the affected areas. Lavender has chemical properties which also solves the problem of insomnia, stress, and depression, which are all root causes which might cause a headache.
Always conduct a patch test before you decide to use it, If you have sensitive skin or allergies, do not miss out on this step.
The views expressed in this article should not be considered as a substitute for a physician’s advice. Please consult your treating physician for more details.