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Essential Oils for Headaches

Help For Headache Pain From Subtle Plant Energies



Headaches can be seen as an energetic disturbance. Often if you put your hand above the area on the head where someone is experiencing a headache, you can feel the disturbed energy.

Pure essential oils have inherent harmony and order in their energy pattern. Like anything with harmonious energy, they can be used to heal disturbed energy, such as a headache, and return it to more order and harmony. When the energy returns to normal, the headache goes away.

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Lavender: THE Essential Oil For Headaches

While people have successfully used many essential oils for headaches, lavender is, hands down, the oil of choice.

Because it's so effective -- and so benign that it's pretty foolproof, even for beginners -- lavender essential oil is the only aromatherapy remedy that I'm going to discuss.

Lavender essential oil has traditionally been used both for headache relief and to promote relaxation. It's so easy to use -- just put some on a kleenex and sniff it from time to time.

Lavender oil is very benign for most people, so you could also mix a few drops with a carrier oil and rub it into your temples, the back of your neck, or anyplace else that is relaxing and relieving to you.

If you're looking for a source for high-quality, organic essential oils, I highly recommend Mountain Rose Herbs (The link will take you to the Mountain Rose Herbs website, where you can buy essential oils. If you do, I get a small commission, which helps me keep this website going. I really like this company for their high quality, good selection, and strong commitment to "green" principles.) I also like New Directions Aromatics.

My only word of caution is that some migraine sufferers are very sensitive to smells. If that's you, use lavender oil cautiously at first, until you know its effects on you.You don't want to make things worse.


More Natural Headache Remedies

Want more natural remedies for your aching head? Try these


More About Using Aromatherapy for Energetic and Physical Health


I hope this has been helpful.




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