Every once in a while I get these awful, awful migraines. I haven't been able to pinpoint what triggers them quite yet, but I'm working on it... it's a weird and not party filled mystery game if you ask me. (And honestly, they're most likely from processed sugar, but again, I'm unsure.) Well, like any migraine that someone comes across, they seem almost incurable... even with tylenol, ibuprofen, etc.
No, this little natural 'remedy' may not cure headaches or migraines, but I can tell you, this makes them a whole lot more bearable. (Also note I said may not, but who knows, maybe it will!) Honestly, I don't even have a headache and I'm tempted to do it right now just because of how nice it is. It's like an instant head vacation, if you ask me. There are a few ways to do it. It only takes a few seconds of your time to prepare and then a few minutes.... or an hour if you can entertain (and trust) the kids that long. If you can lay down longer, kudos to you, that would be some major head relief relaxation time!
Two options: One option is to simply dampen a cloth with cool water and drop a few drops of peppermint oil on the cloth before laying down and placing the damp cloth on your forehead. Make sure to cover your eyes and a bit of your nose too, to breathe in the scent. Lay down, breathe in and out and enjoy.
The second option you'll need to use a carrier oil, either coconut oil, almond oil, or even olive oil. Put a dab in the center of your palm, put a few drops of the peppermint oil, rub in your finger tips and massage your temples. Or even better---- have someone else massage them for you ;) then again, place a damp (cool) cloth on your forehead and breathe the peppermint scent in and out for as long as you'd like or can.
Also: you could also try lavender oil or roman chamomile oil, for a calming effect, but for me, the refreshing lightness of peppermint (or even spearmint) does the trick.
Super basic, easy peasy, 'why haven't I tried this before' thought inducing, right? Try it out if you get headaches or migraines and let me know how it feels :) Like I said, it won't cure a migraine or anything, but I assure you, it'll feel damn nice while having one. I think you'll thank me ;)
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