I’ve been suffering from migraines since I was about 9 years old. I have tried every OTC medication and prescription I could try. OTC can sometimes provide some relief, but I found out a few years ago taking these pain relievers was wrecking my kidneys and liver. I knew I had to find some alternatives because prescription medications never settle well with me and often the side effects were worse than dealing with the actual migraine. I remember there were some herbal/holistic treatments I had tried in the past so I decided to get back to basics.
I am no stranger to essential oils. I first discovered them about 10 years ago when I was trying to clean up my diet and my life. I knew I needed to get my hands on those again. Because I live in a rural area with limited resources I started researching different brands and so much of what I kept stumbling on was MLM companies and all the controversies surrounding them. While I am sure they are good products, getting myself into another MLM / Direct Sales company was not something I wanted to get involved it. For what it’s worth, I have a very dear friend who knows of my painful struggles. She was so kind to send me a sample of Young Living Peppermint oils. I used it to make my initial migraine remedy but did not want to pay the high price or the cost to start the business in order to get a lower price. I know people who are successful with EO sales companies but it just was not something I was interested in.
During my search I landed on a familiar sight. If you are not a fan of Jillee you should be. Her blog, One Good Thing is where I discovered a company called Spark Naturals. I poured through all of her essential oil posts and took quite a few notes. I spent some time going through all my old sources for essential oil references and started to read up. I joined a few Facebook groups with the hopes of connecting with others going through similar situations. Not convinced I should spend money at Spark Naturals I began researching some other companies. I found that cheaper is not always better. If I can’t find information and reviews about a company I am not likely going to use it. So, I decided to try the essential 4-pack starter kit that Spark Naturals offered.
The basic 4-pack comes with the ingredients I need to get me started on my natural remedy for migraine relief and it also gave me an opportunity to try a few others that were in various recipes I wanted to try. The best part was I had a coupon and Spark Naturals was offering a free bottle of Citronella oil free with purchase. This is something they often do. If you are interested in a coupon, please keep reading!
For the past few weeks I have been using my recipe for migraine relief exclusively. I minute I start to feel it in my neck, back of head or behind my eye I know its time to slather some on. I stop whatever I am doing and lay down in a cool, dark, quiet room and just breathe.
The results have been amazing and I am sure my liver and kidneys appreciate it.
Using a small tin or container you can put a lid on, mix some coconut oil, 2-3 drops peppermint oil and 1-2 drops of lavender oil. Mix well.
When you feel the pain coming pull out your homemade migraine remedy. It works on stress and standard headaches too! Because the coconut oil gets hard in cooler temperatures and melts, I keep mine in the fridge. When I am ready to use it, I scoop a little into my palm and rub my hands together to warm the oils. I then slather it on my neck, chest, behind my hears, back of my neck/head and my temples. I have a headache mask that is chilled and ready for me when I need it. So I use that and lay down to cool myself off. I just breath it all in and relax. I have used it when I had already broke into a migraine and was nausea and very ill from it. The peppermint kicked its butt. The lavender helps to relax me because I get very angry when I get a migraine. For 30 years they have been ruining my life.
I am thrilled that this is so much better for my body and I am able to get some relief.
- 1 empty tin
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 2-3 drops peppermint essential oil
- 1-2 drops lavender essential oil
- Make sure your tin is clean if you are re-purposing.
- In your tin (or jar) add the coconut oil and then the essential oils.
- Blend well.
- Keep in a cool dry place.
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