This is a wonderful balm by Claire of EveryDayRoots. It uses essential oils to help to topically alleviate headache pain. It also uses aromatherapy to relax you and reduce pain.
The peppermint oil contains menthol, which soothes and cools the skin. The refreshing scent of peppermint oil also helps to relieve headaches. The eucalyptus works in a similar way with its scent. Studies have shown that eucalyptus affects brain waves and reduces fatigue. When you apply it topically over tense muscles, it helps to unwind knots and trigger points. Finally, Lavender is a relaxing scent that helps to naturally relax your muscles.
Here’s Claire’s Recipe for her soothing headache balm:
1 to 2 teaspoons of beeswax pastilles or grated beeswax
1/4 cup of any liquid oil (Coconut, Almond etc)
15 to 20 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil
7 to 10 drops of Lavender Essential Oil
7 to 10 drops of Eucalyptus Essential Oil
In a double boiler melt together the beeswax and liquid oil (Coconut Oil, Almond oil etc). When they have melted and combined, turn off the heat and quickly add the essential oils, giving it a brief stir to mix it all together. Pour into a container, cover, and allow to solidify.
When you feel a headache coming on, massage some onto your temples, back of neck, or the pressure point between your thumb and forefinger. Breathe deeply.
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