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We all get headaches at some point or another. Here’s my natural headache relief recipe. This DIY headache roller is amazing and goes anywhere!
Natural Headache Relief | DIY Headache Roller
Not so long ago I was having a ton of stomach problems. I put off seeing a doctor for about a year…because I was terrified that the solution would be surgery or tons of meds or testing that would scare me. I’m a scaredy cat…no shame.
Long story short I had some ulcers that were likely caused by years of use and abuse on my part. Hello, I’m Meagen and I used to be a Diet Coke addict who popped NSAIDs like they were going out of style. I was terrified of the pain coming back (from an old back injury) so I just kept medicating and eventually my stomach couldn’t take that anymore.
Now that my stomach is feeling better I refuse to jeopardize that progress by taking over the counter pain medicines. They quickly agitate my stomach anymore so I just avoid them. That usually means that when I get a headache or, heaven forbid a migraine, I’m stuck with ice packs and dark rooms and hoping for the best. A couple of sleepless nights with that pain and I start looking for ways to treat those headaches naturally!
Can you use essential oils to treat a headache topically?
I do! Today I’m sharing with you how I kick those headaches and migraines naturally! This roller is my take on the popular “headache rollers” that you can find on Pinterest and other sites about essential oils. I’ve found that my version has a more appealing scent (oh hi, I hate walking around smelling funky), and it’s potent enough to kick even tough pain!
What’s your natural headache relief recipe?
Here’s the recipe for my natural headache relief roller. I use 10 mL roller bottles that I got on Amazon. I’ll include some shopping links below so you can see where everything comes from!
- 10 drops peppermint
- 10 drop spearmint
- 10 drops lemongrass
- 10 drops lavender
- Coconut oil to fill
How far do you fill your roller bottle?
I don’t fill mine the whole way. I make sure to leave space so that when I add all the ingredients for my DIY headache roller I can fit the roller mechanism back into the bottle neck without it squirting everywhere! If you are not super sensitive to these particular oils you can under-fill the bottle as well. Sometimes I mix mine a little stronger and I don’t fill it the whole way. A great way to help kick those tough headaches.
Does this mixture get really cold?
So minty oils will get cool when they’re exposed to air on your skin so it does get cool but for me this particular oil blend doesn’t get super cold like the straight oils would! I find it’s a nice amount of cooling and I can pair it with an ice mask and not have it be too intense.
Why should I try a natural headache relief?
If you are looking for more ways to incorporate essential oils into your life this is another great option. Another reason I personally use a natural headache relief is because of stomach issues. The mint is a soothing smell so that’s a total plus for stomach bugs or nausea as well!
I’ve found that using natural options is much better for me and my family versus chemicals. For something like a headache where medicine is not necessarily required to treat the pain, this is an excellent solution!
Where do I get the stuff you used to make this headache relief roller?
Here are some links to where I get my ingredients:
- doTERRA Oils (all my oils come from doTERRA)
- Roller Bottles (I used this one)
- Roller Bottles (But I’d recommend something with a metal ball)
- Fractionated Coconut Oil (The kind I use)
Are you a doctor?
For the record and to avoid any confusion about my essential oil posts:
NO! I’m not a doctor and this is not intended to cure or prevent any diseases. These statements have obviously not been evaluated by the FDA and I’m only showing you what I use so you can decide for yourself if this is something that could help you as well! If you decide to use this recipe you should always test your sensitivity to each oil included beforehand!