Diffuser, Pain Relief

Migraines and Essential Oils? Do they work?

Migraines are very uncomfortable and come with multiple symptoms that can be debilitating and make it difficult to function. I myself use oils for migraines and people often recommend their use so I wanted to get to the bottom of the issue, do they work?

Lavender oil is often called the Swiss army knife of oils. A research study from 2012 found that out of 47 participants 92% had improved symptoms with inhaling lavender oil for 15 minutes suggesting “The present study suggests that inhalation of lavender essential oil may be an effective and safe treatment modality in acute management of migraine headaches.”

Some Studies have found that applying a mix of eucalyptus oil and peppermint oils applied to temples and back of neck might help with relaxation and clarity of thought if you have a headache.

Migraines can be caused by stress and anxiety so also adding in some roman chamomile may be helpful in the prevention of migraines. This double blind study found that Chamomile may have clinically meaningful antidepressant activity that occurs in addition to its previously observed anxiolytic activity.”

Another major symptom of Migraines is nausea which can be combated with diffusing lemon oil or another study suggests Ginger oil and peppermint oil applied to stomach or inhaled to decrease nausea, dizziness, fatigue and headache.

There is no evidence that I found stating that essential oils would make symptoms worse or any adverse effects so give it a try!

 

 

Diffuser, Pain Relief

Motivation

Why don’t we just run through all of the emotions blends! I LOVE motivate. I have the roller and I mix it with Jasmine Absolute which is one of my top 5 favorite oils. I have been obsessed with Jasmine since college. I love to drink Jasmine Tea, Smell like jasmine, and I have even attempted growing it. If you know me at all you know I have the super power to kill ANY plant no matter how hard I try to keep them alive.

I use this blend in the form of a roller, but be cautious as motivate contains citrus oils that may cause skin sensitivity in the sun.

This blend mixed with elevation is a great blend for the diffuser to keep things uplifted and stimulating! This article shows that peppermint significantly increases walking speed and distance in mice suggesting increased behavioral activity when diffused.  Also as a fun side note this article shows Peppermint oil targets headache pathophysiology in multiple ways and now is LICENSED for treatment at a 10% dilution for people with tension headaches. Motivate contains peppermint and the extra dash just sends it over the edge for a great way to decrease tension and increase activity!