October is here, which means for the next three months or so, there will simply be too much to do and too little time to do it. From getting the kids their Halloween costumes to planning family get-togethers to traveling, it seems like the todo list is getting longer and longer while the days are shorter than ever. This can lead to excess stress which can manifest in the form of pesky headaches. Thankfully, there are a few things you can do to keep the headaches at bay.
Lavender Living has a solution. Before we dive into the holiday season where your time will likely be spent doing things for others, we want to encourage a little self-care by highlighting our essential oil headache roll-on. This roll-on features a blend of five essential oils (German chamomile, peppermint, lavender, marjoram, and blue yarrow) with a sweet almond oil carrier that lets this essential oil headache blend roll on smoothly. Read below to learn about each of the essential oils that make up this calming and soothing blend.
German Chamomile: There are two types of medicinal chamomile: German chamomile, which is deep blue in color and also referred to as true chamomile, and Roman chamomile. German chamomile has a long history of medicinal use emanating mostly from Europe where it was used as an antiseptic to heal wounds, aid in digestion, decrease inflammation, and relieve gas. Today, the soothing scent of German chamomile is believed to reduce tension, counteract agitation, and ease the pain of headaches and sore muscles.
Peppermint: For thousands of years, peppermint has been used in traditional medicine to treat a variety of ailments ranging from indigestion, nausea, vomiting, morning sickness, and even menstrual pain. Think of it as the ancient Pepto-Bismol cure-all for tummy troubles.
Lavender: The earthy and floral scent of lavender oil has a calming effect to reduce stress and anxiety, which can help relieve a headache that is triggered by stress. These qualities make it a standard in almost all calming essential oil blends on the market. Lavender is also believed to have a direct effect on headaches and migraines. In fact, a 2012 study showed that inhalation of lavender essential oil can reduce pain associated with migraines. Another 2016 study showed that participants who regularly inhaled lavender over a three month period had a reduction in the frequency and severity of migraines, suggesting that lavender may even be a good preventative measure to prevent headaches.
Marjoram: This essential oil is known for its herbal, spicy, and woody aroma, helping it to promote a calming environment — just what you need when that migraine strikes. Marjoram is believed to reduce pain when applied topically for a myriad of ailments ranging from fevers to headaches, making it a key component in our essential oil headache roll-on.
Blue Yarrow: Blue yarrow has a long history of being used in medicine both ancient and recent. The scientific name of yarrow is Achillea millefolium — Achillea after the Greek warrior, Achilles, who was said to bring yarrow to the battlefield with him to treat his army’s battle wounds. Native Americans also used yarrow, calling the plant “life medicine” and using it to treat earaches and toothaches. These days, yarrow essential oil is often used as a natural astringent and to relieve congestion. In our essential oil blend for headaches, blue yarrow offers a calming effect and reduces worries that are often associated with headaches.
How To Use Our Essential Oil Blend For Headaches
To use this essential oil roll-on, simply apply the blend to your temples, neck, shoulders, behind the ears, or wherever the headache pain seems to be manifesting from. You can also apply this blend under your nose for an aromatic relief of headache symptoms. Get your essential oil roll-on for headaches today!