Best doTERRA Essential Oils to Ease Migraines
Migraines nd severe headaches can leave you wincing in pain, squeezing your eyes shut, and rolling around in bed.
As you may already know, severe head pain isn’t just a nuisance, it can put you out of commission all day long (or even longer when dealing with long-term migraines). Maybe Tylenol isn’t cutting it. Or maybe you would prefer a more ideal way to find relief.
Either way, use a natural remedy like doTERRA essential oils to relieve that pain in the brain.
I use only doTERRA essential oils in my Massage Therapy practice so it made sense for me to partner with doTERRA and become a Wellness Advocate That means that I am committed to sharing with my clients the wonderful health benefits essential oils can create in there lives and making those oils easily available to clients with my retail selection inside The Well Nest Studio.
Everyone experiences headaches from time to time. What you may not know is that migraines are an extraordinarily prevalant neurological problem, impacting a billion people across the globe. In fact, about 20 percent of American households include someone who has experienced migraines.
When it comes to relieving migraines and headaches with doTERRA essential oils, you have a number of options – in terms of both which oils to use and how to apply them.
Some people react to one particular oil differently from another person. Therefore, it’s good to have several options to see what works best for you.
So here are the best doTERRA single essential oils and blends for migraines, tension headaches, and mild head pain:
Peppermint is well known for its anti-inflammatory properties. Its lasting, cooling effect on skin can help prevent muscle contractions and invigorate blood flow in the forehead. And there’s research to back it up.
According to one study, 40 patients experiencing a total of 164 headache attacks applied peppermint topically 15 and 30 minutes before a headache. Participants found significant pain relief, and concluded that peppermint essential oil is a well-tolerated and cost-efficient alternative to traditional pain solutions. This is one of the base oils I use in my practice during the Cold Stone Migriane Treatment which most clients absolutely love the cooling fresh feeling it brings.
Acting as a natural expectorant, eucalyptus oil helps cleanse harmful toxins and microorganisms from the body. This oil is particularly effective at fighting headaches that stem from congestion and cold symptoms
A study released in Evidence based Alternative and Complementary Health Magizine revealed that inhaling eucalyptus curbed pain and reduced blood pressure. The pain-reducing effects and sedative benefits proved especially fruitful for those dealing with tension headaches.
As many doTERRA users refer to it as the “gateway oil,” lavender has a lengthy roster of healthful benefits (calming agent, mood booster, skin enhancer, the list goes on). It is especially known for its impact on neurological issues. Thanks to its main constituents, linalyl acetate and linalool, lavender can profoundly impact the nervous system and help manage head pain – from mild to more severe.
A study by the Journal of Herbal Medicine found that the use of lavender therapy on migraine sufferers – conducted over a 3-month period – reduced the frequency and severity of head pain.
doTERRA’s popular PastTense essential oil blend has several benefits, but is particularly effective for treating tension and stress headaches. Its cleverly crafted blend of oils helps promote muscle relaxation, while balancing out the mind and body.
The blend contains the following oils: Lavender, peppermint, wintergreen, frankincense, marjoram, cilantro, chamomile, basil, and rosemary.
I will warn that out of all the wonderfully scented oils doTERRA has to offer this particular blend has a unique scent that isn't for everyone, however it is very effective.
5. Deep Blue
Deep Blue is a cooling and soothing doTERRA blend that is, according to the company, “perfect for a massage after a long day or an intense workout.” Minty oils like peppermint and wintergreen combined with soothing oils like ylang ylang and chamomile make it a great headache-reliever.
The blend contains the following oils: Camphor, peppermint, wintergreen, ylang ylang, blue tansy, helichrysum, chamomile, and osmanthus.
Deep Blue is a staple in my massage practice, this oil comes in many forms such as: Capsules,Roller blends, Creams, and Pure Essential Oil.
Applying doTERRA Oils for Headaches
Now that you know the best doTERRA oils for head pain, it’s time to put them into action. So what is the best way to find relief?
It depends on your current environment and what kind of benefits you are looking to achieve. Here are a few options:
Massaging your chosen oils into your skin is an easy way to find relatively quick relief. Dilute a couple drops with a carrier oil (i.e. Fractionated Coconut Oil) and massage into your temples and back of neck. If you’re trying to get rid of a tension headache an ideal solution would be to have your partner give you a full body massage.
Essential oil baths work great for promoting relaxation and reducing various pains. It’s also an excellent solution if your headache stems from stress-related factors. Add 4 to 6 drops of your chosen oil(s) to a warm bath and soak for 15 to 20 minutes.
3. Stationary diffuser
Running oils through a diffuser is one of the most common ways to use aromatherapy. It’s also one that provides long, sustainable results. By just adding a few drops of oil to your diffuser, you can gain benefits for hours at a time.
4. Portable diffuser
If you are working or you’re on the go, taking a bath or toting around a traditional diffuser isn’t going to be an option. That’s why more and more people are using portable essential oil diffuser products like:
A great solution that will last you all day and is the most continent would be the Diffuser Jewelry, just a few drops of your favorite oil throughout the day will bring long lasting releifn to headache pain.
The Well Nest has a variety of diffuser necklaces in stock ranging from $12- $24.
I want to wrap up this blog with another great healing treatment from doTERRA, the doTERRA Aromatouch Technique.
What is the AromaTouch™ Technique?
It's ideal for every body to help support the nervous system, immune function, reduce inflammation and pain and balance the body. I highly suggest this treatment as an additional part of any massage session going into the fall/ winter months to help boost your immune function and ward off seasonal illness.
dōTERRA’s AromaTouch Technique is a clinical approach to applying essential oils along energy meridians and reflexology points of the back, feet and hands to help balance the Nervous system and various other systems of the body. Developed by Dr. David Hill, a leading expert in integrative medicine and therapeutic applications of essential oils, the AromaTouch Technique improves wellbeing by reducing physical and emotional stressors and by supporting healthy autonomic function. The technique uses dōTERRA’s CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade™ essential oils for an unparalleled grounding experience for recipients.
Unlike traditional massage, it utilises eight oils that promote relaxation and stress relief, offer immune support, decrease pain and inflammation and elevate mood. Through a specific application technique the oils stimulate homeostatis in the body via the energy or meridian lines. Although a gentle technique, it is extremely relaxing and energising at the same time.