Because of the oxygenating effects Cedarwood has, it’s understandable why it helped me. Click the link to read about it!
Also known for oxygenation and often used to help a hurting head is Peppermint. (I heart you Peppermint!!) Apply topically with sensible caution, or take peppermint vitality in a capsule like we do to help with seasonal issues.
More tips for heads that hurt:
Ever tried a drop or two of Thieves Vitality on your thumb pressed to the roof of your mouth? 😉
Simple, simple. Works for many! Just be prepared becaue Thieves Vitality is made with pure cinnamon bark essential oil, and it can be literally very hot. Dilute only if absolutely necessary. Check out essential oil safety if you have more questions. 🙂
~ Ooh, and maybe layer some Copaiba vitality oil on that?!?
If you didn’t know, Copaiba is a fabulous “enhancer” of other essential oils and it has very little taste to it. It’s main chemical constituents are alpha humulene and beta caryophyllene. If you have not checked out what those constituents do, you will probably flip your lid after researching that. DO IT!!!! This is something you can take without any prescription or card, and it is THE ONLY FDA approved dietary supplement of this nature. ;-)~
Copaiba is also great applied topically. This is why it’s the main oil in the Young Living blend, Stress Away. Put either one on your shoulders, temples, or the back of your neck for an instant and noticeable change.
~ Imbalanced hormones can also cause heads to hurt
Especially if that hurting head kinda creeps up in the afternoon… that’s a clue there are hormones out of whack. And considering that so many things we buy for food and personal care on the store shelves these days contain chemicals that our bodies think are hormones, or they contain things that block the receptor sites where important nutrients for healthy hormonal functioning should go, I am not the least bit surprised.
Progessence™ Plus serum is a pure, harmonizing serum that is designed specifically for women. Along with wild yam and vitamin E, Progessence Plus is formulated with Frankincense, Bergamot, and Peppermint essential oils for optimal results in supporting hormone balance.
Men can check out the Young living blend, Mister.
~ Don’t forget to hydrate!
I’ve heard that our brains are 80% water, and when we become dehydrated brain tissue can shrink and actually pull away from the skull. (Doh!!) This triggers pain receptors around the brain.
Dehydration also causes your blood volume to drop which in turn lowers the flow of blood and oxygen to the brain. In response the blood vessels in the brain dilate leading to swelling and inflammation, worsening the headache. Yadda, yadda, yadda…sip on it all day!
Depending on WHY your head hurts, the video in the following blog may offer you help. If not today, it will another day. If you haven’t seen this one, it is a MUST!!
~ Lymphatic drain massage:
Other ideas mentioned in the post comments were RC applied to the forehead and down the bridge of the nose (AKA ‘Megan’s exorcism’-LOL!) and lots of mentions of Deep Relief, Panaway as well as M-grain.
Stephanie said this, “For the bad ones, I put a drop of Panaway on my temples, on my forehead from my hairline to the bridge of my nose, and the back of my neck. I then layer with a drop of Valor in the same places and a drop of Copaiba. I also put Peppermint on the soles of my feet and a drop of Thieves on the roof of my mouth. Works like a charm for me.”
Isn’t that awesome? 🙂 And Young Living’s blends were created by the absolute master of essential oil blending, Gary Young, who has dedicated his LIFE to learning and sharing God’s gifts in plants with US!
~ And finally…
If you did not know, this is DOCUMENTED research. Some of us may just need a lil…Marvin Gaye! Mmmhm. #SRSLY!! “I have a headache” is no longer a valid excuse! Check out this news article! (and just try to get that song out of your head…LOL) Weer, weer, weer….
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