Headaches can really put a damper on your day. Whether it’s a big or small one it makes everything you do just a little bit harder and for me personally makes me a might bit irritable:). You don’t have to immediately reach for the pain medicine though there are some natural options available that can bring you relief. Whenever I feel a headache coming on I reach for my DIY headache balm. This balm is easy to make(under 5 minutes), last a long time and will give you some immediate relief. Now I won’t claim that it will completely get rid of every headache but I have found it to be really effective for the majority of my headaches and if it’s a really bad headache were I do end up needing to take a pain reliever this balm at least takes the edge off while you are waiting for the medicine to kick in. My philosophy is to always try the natural option first. The majority of the time it works well enough were I don’t need to go the medication route.
This recipe will make one 1oz headache balm but can easily be doubled or tripled if you want to make more. I have also made a free printable label you can use for your headache balm, which you can find below.
You will need the following ingredients/items for this recipe:
1 Tablespoon Beeswax
1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil
2 Teaspoons Grapeseed Oil or carrier oil of choice
10 drops of Lavender
10 drops of Peppermint
10 drops of Frankincense
Double Boiler or Melting Pot
First add your Beeswax, Coconut Oil & Grapeseed Oil to your double boiler or melting pot.
Heat over low heat until completely melted
Next remove from heat and add in your essential oils. I chose these essential oils as they are a perfect trio for headaches. Lavender has been shown in studies to relieve headache pain, Peppermint has great muscle relaxing and pain relief properties as it contains menthol and Frankincense is very grounding and relaxing which can help ease muscle tension.
Stir the mixture thoroughly and then pour into your container
Allow mixture to cool completely before using.
I like to apply the balm to my temples, base of my neck and under my nose when I feel a headache coming on. I hope you will give this recipe a try and that you love it as much as I do:)
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