Headaches are no fun, and when one comes on, you want to get rid of it fast. A headache makes it impossible to concentrate on anything. Many factors may contribute to a headache such as anxiety, stress, eye strain, dehydration, etc . Before popping a pill, try the 2 DIY head soothers below for a natural cure:

BENEFITS:

  • All natural
  • Easy to make
  • No side-effects or harm to kidney/liver after excessive use like the commercial pills
  • Can be modified according to availability of ingredients

DIY HEADACHE SOOTHERRECIPES:

HERBAL HEADACHE SOOTHER BALM

For preparing herbal balm, infuse the carrier oils like olive oil, jojoba oil, etc. in an airtight container with any of the herb like calendula, chamomile, lavender, peppermint, etc.for 2-3 days. Let the oil acquire the properties of these herbs. Strain the oil and melt little beeswax in it. Put the mix in a clean container and let it cool down and harden. Use it like a regular headache balm.

HEADACHE RELIEVING OIL

You need 10 drops lavender essential oil, 10 drops peppermint essential oil, 10 drops orange essential oil and 1/2 cup olive oil. It’s as simple as measuring the olive oil and adding the essential oils. Simply combine all the ingredients and give it a good mix. Carefully pour the mixture into a small rollerball container or sealable glass vial, and your headache soother is ready to use. Store in a cool, dark spot, and the mixture is safe to use until it’s gone. Avoid using too close to eyes, as the essential oils may irritate. When in need, rub on temples and at the centre of the forehead. You’ll instantly feel a soothing tingle while breathing the calming scent. It is safest to consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using essential oils