How to use Essential Oils for Headache and Migraine Relief

Different ways to to use essential oils

Essential oils are very effective and work very well with a headache as they work on the olfactory system governing smell.  You can use essential oils in a number of ways. 

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  • If you are using them for massage, dilute them in a base oil e.g. mix 5-10 drops of each essential oil (up to a maximum of four oils) with 50 ml of base oil such as wheatgerm, avocado, sweet almond, sunflower oil, really any base oil.  Only mix up small quantities as they only keep for a couple of months.
  • If you are using them for baths, add a maximum of 7 drops to your bathwater in total. You can dilute the drops in an oil, e.g. coconut, or jojoba but any oil is fine or even some milk (about 3 teaspoons- 1 tablespoon).
  • You can use essential oils for inhalation, adding 2-3 drops (5 drops maximum) to steaming water, covering your head with a towel to benefit from the inhalation.
  • You can burn essential oils, in a diffuser, adding a few drops to water.
  • You can add essential oils to a ribbon or tissue for room scent.

Some Essential Oils to Ease Headaches and Migraines

  • Peppermint oil is an excellent anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, health-promoting, good for respiratory system and circulation.  Also good for migraines.  You can even dab a little, diluted in oil, onto the temples (not too close to the eyes).
  • Lavender has many healing qualities and combines well with peppermint. Lavender acts as a natural pain relief.  It is an anti-depressant, helpful in the treatment of burns and scalds, a natural antibiotic, promotes healing, a mood tonic.  The list goes on.  A wonderful addition to any essential oil collection and combines well with other oils.
  • Roman Chamomile is an effective anti-inflammatory and acts as a muscle relaxant.
  • Eucalyptus can be added, a few drops, to steaming water for inhalation.  It helps to relieve congestion.
  • Ginger.  This isn’t strictly-speaking something you find as an essential oil but does have a distinctive aroma! You could add some boiling water to either fresh ginger or ginger powder and then inhale the steam.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9 Reasons to Eat Mangoes

Yoga Mango Nutri-Health

 

Yoga Mango Therapy delivers body, mind and soul nutrition.

Mango Fruit offers its own therapy for good health!

Immune booster

Mangoes contain vitamins A and C plus loads of carotenoids (25 different kinds!)  to help boost your immune system.

Can help protect against cancer

Mangoes contain antioxidants found to be helpful in protection against certain cancers .   They also contain lots of healthy enzymes.

Eye Health

Vitamin A  found in mangoes  helps with eyesight and promotes good eye health.

Diabetes Aid

Mango helps insulin levels in the blood and has a reasonably low glycemic index.

Body Alkalizer

It might sound like a contradiction but the acids found in mangoes, tartaric, citric and malic acids can actually help to alkalize the body!

Cholesterol Buster

Vitamin C, fibre and pectin are key in lowering cholesterol levels.

Glowing Complexion

Like many fruits, mangoes can help with healthy skin and a glowing complexion.   Mangoes also contain Vitamin E.

Digestive Aid

The fibre found in mangoes helps with digestion and elimination. 

Natural Cooler

Mango juice from a green mango with water and a little sweetener will rejuvenate you on a hot day.   Also if you take some mango leaves, boil them in water , leave them to infuse and then drink, this can be helpful for blood insulin levels.

 

 

Nutrition by the Numbers
One cup (225 grams contain) contains the following. Percentages apply to daily value.

  • 105 calories
  • 76 percent vitamin C (antioxidant and immune booster)
  • 25 percent vitamin A(antioxidant and vision)
  • 11 percent vitamin B6 plus other B vitamins (hormone production in brain and heart disease prevention)
  • 9 percent healthy probiotic fiber
  • 9 percent copper (copper is a co-factor for many vital enzymes plus production of red blood cells)
  • 7 percent potassium (to balance out our high sodium intake)
  • 4 percent magnesium