09 November 2016

Homemade Headache Salve

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Trying to reduce the amount of chemicals in my body, I looked for a solution to my headaches.  Most of my headaches are caused by allergies or stress, so I wanted to find a easy, inexpensive and effective method for easing the pain.  I had tried a wonderful product that was a roller ball that you stroked across your forehead that was very effective, but the product was a bit expensive and hard to find.


This homemade product reminds me of the rollerball one.  The idea is to smear a bit of the product across the forehead, on the temples or on the nape of your neck.  You can also just simply inhale the scent.  The scent of the product (essential oils) helps your muscles relax so that the tension can be relieved.

Combine 1/4 c coconut oil with 1 T sweet almond oil.  Melt by either microwaving it for 15 seconds or by placing the oils in a bowl and placing that bowl in a bowl of hot water.  Stir until incorporated. Add 10 drops of lavender, 10 drops of frankincense and 4 drops of peppermint and stir well.  Pour into small containers.  Refrigerate until hardened.  The product doesn't need to be refrigerated but it will melt in temperatures over 76 degrees.  Be mindful of this if you are carrying it in your purse. I store ours in the refrig all the time.

I find this to be soothing and relaxing which helps the headache.  It is also my first solution before deciding that I do need to take a pill.

What pain relieving solutions to medicine do you use?

24 comments :

  1. I love this. I've used straight peppermint oil before with success but this is neater and probably won't make my eyes water!

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  2. This sounds awesome! I love coconut oil, lavender, and frankincense is my fave. I'd probably add tea tree oil or eucalyptus too.

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  3. I've used a similar mixture. It works very well!

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  4. Can't wait to try this! I don't get headaches often, but when I do I hate taking a pill. Thanks for sharing this

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  5. Interesting! I never would have thought of almond and haven't heard of sweet almond oil! I am definitely going to look for this next time I'm in whole foods!

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  6. My son could use this right about now. He has had a headache for 2 days with no known cause. Doctors are just saying a virus. he could use this relief.

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  7. Worth trying. I think I have all the ingredients on hand already. I use coconut oil for so many thing. Another side benefit might be some moisturizing. I always need that! LOL

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  8. I love anything with the peppermint scent. I can see how this would calm our senses and make you feel better.

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  9. Oh this is great!! I hate taking meds when I get a headache, so I will try this out :)

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  10. I try to avoid taking pills if possible for headaches so this is a great alternative. And it looks relatively simple to make!

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  11. Dana Vento7:26 AM

    This is really what I need, I always having headache especially every morning.

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  12. Wendy Polisi7:27 AM

    This is my first time to heard it and it's really interesting. Having a headache could lack of focus. I need this one.

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  13. If I get a headache, it's usually because of fatigue or hunger. So, I will try to skip the meds and just eat or take a nap. If I can't I usually reach for Tylenol. This sounds like a good natural solution to have on hand.

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  14. My headaches are always sinus based. Thank you for sharing this recipe!

    Tammy
    www.simplypreparing.com

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  15. We always use peppermint oil for headaches, but I never thought about making a salve for it!

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  16. This sounds fantastic. I love using products where I don't have to worry about the hidden and unwanted chemicals. I can't wait to try this!

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  17. I get headaches ALL the time! I am going to have to try this since I can't have caffeine anymore!

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  18. This is very useful! I am constantly battling headaches from allergies and sinus, but I hate taking medication. Thanks for the tips!!

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  19. I swear by essential oils and love using them to ward of various ailments. This looks like a great recipe to have on hand when my diffusers aren't doing the trick.

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  20. I usually just start popping ibuprofen! I have never used essential oils before but maybe it would be better for my body to start getting rid of unnatural products. :)

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  21. I would definitely give this a try. I am all for natural ways of treating health issues.

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  22. Oh I will be trying this for sure. I always get headaches from being on the computer too long and I don't like taking too many otc meds.

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  23. I use coconut oil for just about everything. I didn't know it could be an ingredient in a headache salve though!

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  24. Hi hi and resubmitting my comment here <3 Thank you for this! Since I often suffer from migraines and tension headaches, it's inspired a good friend of mine and I try this and hopefully recipe to add as a holistic self-care remedy.

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