There are many pharmaceutical-based headache remedies, but most people prefer natural, homeopathic remedies to ease their pain. It is possible to use pain relievers such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen for occasional headaches, or stronger over-the counter remedies for frequent migraines.
For people who suffer from headaches on a regular basis, it is better to use natural methods than long-term, daily analgesics. They are often less expensive than other options. Aromatherapy is a popular and effective natural treatment for headache relief. Aromatherapy uses essential oils that have been extracted from plant materials. Essential oils are able to create aromas that are beneficial for our bodies.
Essential oils can be purchased at your local pharmacy or health products store. Essential oils can be purchased for homeopathic remedies. Make sure you only purchase the best oils. The most effective aromas to relieve headaches are lavender, sandalwood, eucalyptus, and peppermint. I keep a small amount of peppermint in my purse.
When I feel the onset of a migraine, I warm some up in an oil warmer. The aroma fills the room quickly and sometimes the migraine doesn’t even arrive. Ginger may be able to help soothe your stomach if you have a migraine and nausea. You can also mix oils to create effective combinations. You can find great “recipes” for aromatherapy mixes in your local library or on your favorite search engine. You can use essential oils to relieve your headaches by dotting your temples with oil and then lying down in a quiet place.
Your headache will disappear in about the same time as it takes for pain relief drugs to kick in. You can also mix a small amount water with 5 drops of lavender. After the liquid has dried, moisten a piece of cloth with the scented liquid. Place it on your forehead or neck and let it rest for a while. My favorite way to diffuse my scent is to use a diffuser.
You can also relax in a bath with unscented bath oil and eight drops of aromatherapy oils. If none of these options appeal to you, you can try the inhalation method. Add a few drops essential oil to a bowl of hot water. For about five minutes, place your head on the bowl and cover it with a towel. Aromatherapy can be a natural treatment for headaches. However, it is important to be careful about how long you are exposed to a scent. Aromatherapy can be a natural treatment for headache pain if used in moderation.