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My Headache Helper post has been super popular so I wanted to make another DIY essential oil recipe for headaches. This time I’m using a regular coconut oil base. You might already have coconut oil in your pantry. If not, your grocery store should have some jars. I use it in a lot of DIY Beauty recipes and also in cooking. My aunt eats it on toast. Apparently, it’s really good, but I haven’t tried it yet.
This Headache Balm is really easy to make and has three essential oils that I find help my headaches. If it’s a really bad headache, it takes the edge off the pain and helps me to function. When I get headaches, they tend to be bad ones.
Help soothe a headache with this simple DIY Headache Balm made with coconut oil, peppermint, lavender and frankincense essential oils.
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 20 drops of peppermint essential oil
- 12 drops of lavender essential oil
- 10 drops of Frankincense essential oil
- Melt coconut oil in a double boiler over medium heat. Remove from heat and stir in essential oils. Pour into a container. Let sit for an hour to cool before covering.
Besides the coconut oil, you’ll peppermint essential oil, Frankincense essential oil and lavender essential oil. Peppermint essential oil is the star and is used in a lot of headache formulas. Lavender is known to calm and soothe while Frankincense promotes relaxation.
Basically all you need to do is melted the coconut oil and stir in the essential oils. Wait for it to harden up so it’s not a liquid and rub on your sore temples or the back of your neck. Be careful to not get any in your eyes.
You may be tempted to put it in the fridge. I tried that and it was too hard to use. Room temperature is best so it’s soft and easy to apply.
Headaches suck and I’m always looking for easy ways to take the pain down a notch or two.
For more essential oils reading, check out how to use essential oils around the home.
What do you normally take when you get a headache?
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