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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!

 

 

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Calm, cool, and collected

Have you ever tried to keep a 2.5 year old male calm? For a week? I tell you, for me, it is not easy!

My sweet boy had a medical procedure that requires him to not straddle or climb or jump and there is only so much TV one can watch before you get bored.

In my research about keeping little ones calm I found that the In Tune blend was a great option but I did not have it on hand. I did however have the oils to make it.

The Focus blend may help with hyperactivity, ADD/ADHD, calmness, focus,  and stress.

The blend contains: Amyris Bark, Patchouli Leaf, Frankincense Resin, Lime Peel, Ylang Ylang Flower, Hawaiian Sandalwood Wood, Roman Chamomile Flower essential oils

According to this article  the oil ylang ylang has shown to decrease heart rate and improve calmness.

I did not have Amyris, but I was able to mix the other oils in a roller with FCO and applied it to the bottom of little guys feet and to his heart and spine. I rubbed it in with a gentle loving massage and started up the TV. We both have been reasonably calm after each application. We have to re apply every couple hours but it has helped us a lot.

One small note is I added 1 drop of vetiver as it is also known for calming and it is one of my favorites!!

Stay calm my friends and have a great evening!!