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Soothing Oils to Relieve Head Tensions

Hormonal changes, hunger, dehydration, lack of sleep, alcohol consumption, sensory stimuli, stress, weather changes, and even unusually strong smells are the common themes that easily trigger the pulsating pain in one’s head. Head tensions are ruthless, but the good news is there are multiple ways to relieve them!

Knowing your triggers can help avoid head tension. It might be a bit of overrated advice, but relaxing and taking a break solves most of our problems, and this is one of those problems. Eating wisely, exercising regularly, and even turning off the lights help ease head tension.

In the spirit of taking a break, here are some easy natural solutions you can adapt at home!

What you need

PastTense® Oil (Tension Blend), and Helichrysum. PastTense Oil is a combination of Wintergreen, Lavender, Peppermint, Frankincense, Cilantro, Marjoram, Roman Chamomile, Basil, and Rosemary which creates a minty blend that gives a soothing effect. The calming properties of ester in Helichrysum along with its uplifting scent help reduce feelings of mental fatigue. 

Tip: Massage PastTense® Oil to shoulders, neck, and back for a soothing sensation and apply a drop of Helichrysum to the forehead, neck, and temples at the early onset of discomfort.

DDR Prime® OiI (Cellular Complex). DDR Prime has powerful antioxidant properties that help address oxidative stress.

Tip: Take four drops two times per day with food or dilute with a Fractionated Coconut oil and apply one to two drops to desired area.

Deep Blue Polyphenol Complex®. This supplement contains extracts of frankincense, turmeric, green tea, ginger, pomegranate, and grape seed that soothe occasional aches.

Tip: Take two capsules twice daily on an empty stomach.

Additional Support

Peppermint. The menthol in peppermint contains energizing properties that alleviate occasional discomfort. The herbaceous aroma of Peppermint oil promotes feelings of energy and alertness when you need it most. Diffuse this oil and benefit from the calming aroma of mint.

Tip: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.

Frankincense, Turmeric, and Lavender. These essential oils have pungent aromas perfect for massage. Applying this oil combination topically soothes the body after exertion during physical activity. It also helps promote a positive outlook and eliminate mental fatigue when diffused.

Tip: Take a drop of each in a capsule twice daily or as needed.

Wintergreen. Similar to Peppermint, this oil has a minty and refreshing scent. The methyl salicylate in this oil gives off the warming sensation suitable to ease tensions.

Tip:  Use sparingly and dilute with Fractionated Coconut Oil before massaging to the desired area.

Copaiba. This oil supports the health of the cardiovascular, nervous, digestive, immune, and respiratory systems. Copaiba also has powerful antioxidants that help boost immunity when taken internally.

Tip: Massage Copaiba to your shoulders, neck, back or wherever you need targeted support.

Take note of the time when your head tension starts, the duration, what you were doing, what provides relief and always consult your physician. I also have some easy tips for achy muscles that you may find beneficial this summer! Try these out and let me know which worked best for you. 

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