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DIY Rollerball Natural Headache Remedy

Whenever I have a headache, I always prefer to turn to a natural headache remedy before popping a pill. And one of my favorite tricks is to incorporate essential oils for pain relief.

Featuring relaxing chamomile and rosemary oils combined with peppermint oil, this DIY Rollerball Natural Headache Remedy is just the ticket for when your head is pounding.

But what makes it so effective? Let’s take a closer look at the ingredients in this natural headache remedy.

First, my DIY Rollerball Natural Headache Remedy uses peppermint essential oil, which is not only known to open the sinuses but also relieve headaches.

According to one study, applying diluted peppermint oil to the skin was as effective at relieving headache pain as acetaminophen, a common over-the-counter pain reliever. [1]

Additionally, it was significantly more effective in relieving headache pain than a placebo. Plus, you get the added bonus of improved mental focus, according to numerous studies on peppermint oil. [2]

Next, this natural headache remedy also features chamomile essential oil, which is known to contain anti-inflammatory properties. [3, 4]

Interestingly, according to a 2014 study, applying chamomile essential oil to the site of a migraine reduced inflammation at the site and also provided neuroprotective effects. [5]

As a result, the researchers concluded that chamomile essential oil should be considered a novel medicine for migraine relief

Finally, according to a 2015 review, research has shown that rosemary essential oil contains anti-inflammatory properties and is commonly used to fight pain. [6]

Meanwhile, other research has gone as far as stating that rosemary may be useful in helping people suffering from nervous system disorders! [7]

Ready to give my DIY Rollerball Natural Headache Remedy a try? Keep scrolling for the recipe, which only takes 5 minutes to put together!

 

DIY Rollerball Natural Headache Remedy

Makes: 1 rollerball applicator (about 10 ml)

Time: 5 minutes

 

Natural headache remedy - Dr. Pingel

 

Ingredients

2 teaspoons (about 10ml) sweet almond oil

10 drops peppermint essential oil

10 drops rosemary essential oil

10 drops chamomile essential oil

 

Directions

1. Use a funnel to combine all ingredients in an essential oil roller ball applicator.

Natural headache remedy - Dr. Pingel

2. Upon onset of headache symptoms, roller ball on temples 3-4 times. Shake well before each use.

Natural headache remedy - Dr. Pingel

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