I thought I would share this essential oils rollerball recipe for headache relief today since so many of your really enjoyed my last little rollerball recipe to help with snoring. This is one that I’ve found works well for me, so try it out for yourself and see what you think!
Just like with snoring, frequent headaches can be a sign of something more serious, so definitely consult with your doctor if you have any concerns about how often you’re getting headaches. I’m not a doctor and the information in this post is strictly for informational and entertainment purposes.
Back when I used to work in a “real job” for other people I used to get headaches all the time. Almost daily. Thank goodness that I don’t get them that often anymore, but they do still pop up now and then for different reasons. Headaches can happen because of stress, hunger, dehydration, exhaustion, all kinds of things that most of us can run into on any given day. With all types of headaches, it’s best to deal with them just as soon as you notice them coming on, whether you tackle them naturally with essential oils or with regular pain killers. I used to find myself taking pain killers a little too often for my liking, so I’m glad I’ve found something that really helps with my headaches that’s a little more natural, for those few times when I do still get them. Why take painkillers when you don’t have to?
Roller balls are great for essential oil application because they’re so convenient. You can easily throw one in your purse or keep it on your nightstand and you can apply it right away as soon as you notice a headache coming on. They allow you to already have your oils mixed with a neutral carrier oil to the right concentration and they allow you to apply the oils cleanly without any dripping. Basically, they’re the best. 🙂
When you purchase your roller balls, make sure you get the darker glass ones, usually amber/brown glass or blue, instead of the clear. You want to protect your sensitive essential oils from the light so you don’t compromise the integrity of the oils.
So here’s my favorite essential oil roller ball recipe for headache relief!
I like this recipe because it uses more common, less expensive oils than some of the other recipes that I’ve seen and it still really helps to clear the pain and tension right out of my head.
- 10 drops of peppermint essential oil
- 10 drops of eucalyptus essential oil
- 10 drops of lavender essential oil
- 20 drops of rosemary essential oil
Add all the essential oil drops to a clean, empty roller ball, then top it up with a neutral carrier oil. I always use fractionated coconut oil, which is basically a liquified coconut oil. To use the oil, turn your roller ball up and down a few times and then use the roller ball to apply the oil to your temples, the back of your neck, your forehead, or anywhere that you feel tension and pain. Because this blend contains peppermint, it can feel a bit cool on your eyes, so try not to get too close to the eye area if you’re driving or doing something else that requires you to keep your eyes open. 🙂
Don’t forget to add a label to your roller ball bottle so you can remember what this blend is for. I clearly haven’t done that yet with this one. Oops!
One of the really interesting things about essential oils is that sometimes different people can react differently to the same oil. With headache relief, there are some common ones that a lot of people find really helpful, but you may find an oil that most people don’t mention that for some reason really works well for you. If you’re searching for the right combination of oils that will work for your headaches, here are a few less common ones to try that may just do the trick!
Lemongrass essential oil (boosts energy and relieves muscle pain)
Roman Chamomile essential oil (relaxing and anti-inflammatory)
Marjoram Essential Oil (relieves anxiety and tension)
Ginger Essential Oil (anti-inflammatory and anti-nausea)
I should mention that the oils that you see in the pictures are the oils that I usually use at home and they’re from PURE, where I get most of my essential oils. You need to order directly from them, so let me know if you’re interested and I can get you some more info. Just leave me a comment or send me an email. 🙂 The PURE oils go through 9 different purity tests and are super high quality. They’re also about 1/2 the price of a lot of oils that you can get from the other big essential oil companies so that’s why I almost always buy from there. 🙂 I linked to some oils from other manufacturers in this post for your convenience so you can see what the bottles look like or buy them instantly through Amazon. This brand that I’ve linked to is the brand that I usually go with if I’m out of something and need to pick it up from a local store and don’t have time to wait to get my PURE order for that month. I find that if I don’t provide enough info about which essential oils I choose and why in these posts, that someone always asks to have that part of things explained a little better. So if you want to know more about this (or anything else I write about ever, just drop me a line or leave a comment!)
Helpful supplies for essential oil projects like this:
- Dark Glass Roller Ball Bottles (These are just like the ones I used in the photos above)
- Blue Glass Roller Ball Bottles (These count as a “dark glass” as well and they’re super pretty!)
- Essential Oil Discovery Kit (If you’re new to essential oils, this is a great value for a little starter kit of oils!)
- Fractionated Coconut Oil (To act as a neutral carrier oil for the essential oils)
- Essential Oil Bottle Opener (For easily opening essential oil bottles and rollerball bottles)
Do you have an essential oil recipe that really helps you with headaches? Do you like to use the rollerballs or do you have another method you like better for headaches?
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- Essential Oil Snore Relief Roller Ball Recipe
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- Spring Essential Oil Diffuser Recipes
- Homemade All-Natural Cough Syrup
- How to Clean Your Hairbrush With Essential Oils
- The Creek Line House Natural Solutions Archives
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