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Sweet & Soothing Frankincense Headache Oil Recipe

frankincense headache oilMaking a headache oil recipe is a natural, effective way to relieve head pain.

There are many different "kinds" of headaches.

Some headaches are in a single part of your head. Others feel like they are all over your scalp, and even in your forehead and behind your eyes. Some headaches seem to radiate out from your sinuses, and others seem to radiate up from tension in your neck and shoulders.

But all headaches have a few things in common. They cause pain in and around the head . . . and we want them to go away!

Essential oils want headaches to go away, too.

What is the best way to use essential oils for headaches? You can get creative with that! You can use them in your diffuser or make a headache inhaler with them. You can also make a headache oil recipe, which is what I’m going to share with you here.

A headache oil works by calming the muscles around your head, easing physical tension along with emotional and mental tension, so your body can relax and release the pain.

Sweet & Soothing Frankincense Headache Oil

  • 1 oz (30 ml) jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis)
  • 3 drops Roman Chamomile essential oil (Chamaemelum nobile)
  • 9 drops Frankincense essential oil (Boswellia carterii)
  • 5 drops Rosemary essential oil (Rosmarinus officinalis)

Make this headache oil in a 1 oz (30 ml) bottle. When you have a headache, Massage some of the oil into your neck and shoulders.

This headache oil recipe is effective because the essential oils are great for calming tension and easing pain.

You can couple this headache oil recipe with a headache inhaler, which helps to further relax your muscles and ease pain. There’s a recipe for a headache inhaler here, if you’d like to make one!

If you don’t have the exact oils in this recipe, you can use any of the essential oils listed below instead. Just stick to 15 to 18 drops total for your headache oil recipe, and you’ll do great!

  • Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
  • Geranium (Pelargonium x asperum)
  • Juniper (Juniperus communis)
  • Cedarwood (Juniperus virginiana)
  • Sweet Marjoram (Origanum majorana)
  • Peppermint (Mentha x piperita)

There are plenty more essential oils for headaches to choose from, but this is a great list to get you started!

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Free PDF: Frankincense

Founder at Aromahead Institute
Andrea Butje is an internationally-recognized Aromatherapist who has changed the educational paradigm through her inspired approach to teaching essential oils and Aromatherapy Certification. Check out her book, The Heart of Aromatherapy, at Aromatics International!

Topics: Recipes and Blends, essential oils for headaches, headaches, natural remedy for tension headache, frankincense essential oil uses

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