Brain Pain Blend (Headache/Migraine Relief)

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Nobody likes a headache. If you suffer from migraines, sinus headaches, or tension headaches, then this blend might provide the relief you need.

Recipes

2 drops Peppermint
2 drops Lavender
1 drop Eucalyptus
1 drop Rosemary

Mix all in a 10ml roller bottle. Fill with FCO (Fractionated coconut oil) or any carrier oil of choice.

2 drops Peppermint
2 drops Lavender
1 drop Frankincense
1 drop Eucalyptus

Mix all in a 10ml roller bottle. Fill with FCO (Fractionated coconut oil) or any carrier oil of choice.

Directions

Massage a few drops of the essential oil blend on your temples for 5 minutes.


Essential Oil Properties In This Recipe

Peppermint Essential Oil:

Aroma: Fresh, herbaceous, sharp and strong mint/menthol smell.

Pairs Well With: Basil, benzoin, black pepper, cypress, eucalyptus, geranium, grapefruit, juniper, lavender, lemon, marjoram, niaouli, pine, ravensara, rosemary, tea tree

Properties: Analgesic, anesthetic, antiseptic, antigalactagogue, antiphlogistic, antispasmodic, astringent, carminative, cephalic, cholagogue, cordial, decongestant, emmenagogue, expectorant, febrifuge, hepatic, nervine, stimulant, stomachic, sudorific, vasoconstrictor and vermifuge.

Lavender Essential Oil:

Aroma: Sweet, floral, herbaceous, light fresh and soft aroma

Pairs Well With: Bergamot, black pepper, cedarwood, chamomile, clary sage, clove, cypress, eucalyptus, frankincense, geranium, grapefruit, juniper, lemon, lemongrass, mandarin, marjoram, oakmoss, palmarosa, patchouli, peppermint, pine, ravensara, rose, rosemary, tea tree, thyme, vetiver, pine, and nutmeg.

Properties: Calming, sleep-inducing, antiseptic, analgesic, disinfectant, anti-inflammatory, anti-convulsant, anti-rheumatic, anti-spasmodic, antifungal, antiviral, bactericide, carminative, cholagogue, cicatrisant, cordial, cytophylactic, decongestant, deodorant, diuretic, emmenagogue, hypotensive, nervine, rubefacient, sedative, sudorific and vulnerary.

Eucalyptus Essential Oil:

Aroma: Aromatic, camphoraceous, clear, fresh, penetrating, sharp, strong, woody and very distinctive smell.

Pairs Well With: Benzoin, cedarwood, chamomile, cypress, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, juniper, lavender, lemon, lemongrass, marjoram, peppermint, pine, rosemary and thyme.

Properties: Analgesic, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-neuralgic, anti-rheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, astringent, balsamic, cicatrisant, decongestant, deodorant, depurative, diuretic, expectorant, febrifuge, hypoglycaemic, rubefacient, stimulant, vermifuge and vulnerary.

Rosemary Essential Oil:

Aroma: Strong herbal smell, refreshing, camphor-like with a woody-balsamic undertone.

Pairs Well With: Basil, black pepper, bergamot, cedarwood, cinnamon, clary sage, citronella, elemi, eucalyptus, frankincense, geranium, lavender, lemongrass, peppermint, ravensara, tea tree, and thyme.

Properties: Calming, sleep-inducing, antiseptic, analgesic, disinfectant, anti-inflammatory, anti-convulsant, anti-rheumatic, anti-spasmodic, antifungal, antiviral, bactericide, carminative, cholagogue, cicatrisant, cordial, cytophylactic, decongestant, deodorant, diuretic, emmenagogue, hypotensive, nervine, rubefacient, sedative, sudorific and vulnerary.

Frankincense Essential Oil:

Aroma: Earthy, a slightly citrus-fruity/sweet, woody, spicy, haunting smell, a small hint camphoric, but very pleasant.

Pairs Well With: Citrus oils like bergamot, grapefruit, lime, lemon, neroli and wild orange. Piney and earthy scents such as cypress, myrrh palmarosa, pine, patchouli, sandalwood, and vetiver. Floral scents such as lavender, geranium, rose, ylang ylang, and clary sage. Spice scents such as black pepper, camphor, and cinnamon.

Properties: Antiseptic, astringent, carminative, cicatrizant, cytophylactic, digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, sedative, tonic, uterine, and vulnerary.

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