Natural Headache Remedies Using Essential Oils




“Look deep into nature and you will understand everything better.”
-Albert Einstein

Headachesby Sharon Quercioli

The onset of a headache can begin when you least expect it, and turn even the easiest of tasks into seemingly more difficult and painful endeavors. Essential oils may help relieve minor headaches, improve your mood and play a part in helping to reduce the need to ingest pain medication.

When I have a headache, I have found that gently massaging several drops of the below Young Living oils onto my forehead, back of my neck and/or temples (depending upon the location of my particular headache) is especially soothing.

I also recommend diffusing the essential oils. Add several drops to your diffuser by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Be sure to use Peppermint Essential Oil sparingly as its aroma is incredibly strong. Spearmint Essential Oil is also rather strong, but it’s typically not as tenacious as Peppermint Essential Oil.

If you do not have a diffuser, you can use a cotton ball or tissue and place 1-3 drops of your chosen essential oil(s) on the cotton ball or tissue. Place the cotton ball or tissue near your nose and inhale. When trying an essential oil for the first time, use only one drop to ensure that you do not have a sensitivity or reaction to the oil, especially while you have a headache. Below are some of the headaches and some essential oils to use for those headaches.



Cluster headaches occur in groups or cycles. Pain occurs on one side of the face and may extend to the ear, neck or shoulder of that same side. The pain comes without warning and is often paired with a watery eye, droopy eye, nasal congestion and/or a runny nose. Also known as histamine headaches, cluster headaches affect men four times more than women. Cluster headaches can happen at any age but are most common in adolescence and middle age and tend to be passed down within families.

Essential Oils to Use

Try using deep relief and Valor roll-on with Frankincense over affected area.






The most common of all headaches, the tension headache, does not throb or pulse. There is usually pain or pressure on both sides of your head. Other symptoms include aching pain at your temples or the back of your neck and head. Although they are not as severe as migraines, they can cause dizziness and nausea in some people. There is no single cause for tension headaches. However, most of these headaches can be associated with inadequate rest, poor posture, emotional or mental stress, including depression, anxiety, fatigue or overexertion.

Essential Oils to Use

Use Valor and Panaway layered on top with peppermint for extra relief.







With sinus headaches, there is usually pressure around the sinuses, especially behind and between the eyes. Other pain may occur in the forehead and above the nose. The pain can get worse with simple movements like bending over or lying down. The affected areas can also be tender to the touch. Unlike the other two headaches mentioned above, the sinus can have the presence of a fever. To contrary belief, most sinus headaches are not caused by sinus infections; instead, they are associated with migraines or other forms of headaches.

Essential Oils to Use

Try RC Breathe Again and Deep Relief along sinus area.






Migraine pain and symptoms can have a large spectrum and vary from person to person. Migraines are characterized by severe throbbing pain on one side of the head that can last up to 72 hours. Other symptoms include nausea, vomiting, extreme sensitivity to light, arm or leg weakness and confusion. Genetics and environmental factors play a role in the cause of migraines. Some common causes include: hormonal changes in women, food additives, alcohol, stress, sensory stimuli, changes in sleeping patterns, physical exertion, changes in the environment and medications.

The tips mentioned here will not remedy or “cure” any underlying medical issues. If you experience headaches or migraines, discuss your situation with your doctor, and ask for his/her guidance on treatment and pain relief.

Essential Oils to Use

Try mixing one drop of Peppermint, Lavender, Rosemary Eucalyptus Essential Oils and massage into the forehead, temples and back of the neck.




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Sharon Quercioli
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“These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Information provided here is in no way intended to replace proper medical help. Consult with the health authorities of your choice.”



2 thoughts on “Natural Headache Remedies Using Essential Oils

  1. John

    Have you ever heard of putting oil behind your ear and under your big toe? It sounded strange, but a friend gave me a sample of some essential oil and I tried it for a bit. Really helped me relax.

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