When a headache hits, and lying down isn’t an option and you don’t want to medicate yourself, this soothing headache balm is the remedy you need. Just rub some balm on your temples, the back of your neck, or anywhere you feel tense or sore to help relieve the pain.
SOOTHING ROOTS BALM
- Peppermint Oil
- Eucalyptus Oil
- Lavender Oil
- Shea Nut Oil
- Grapeseed Oil
Why peppermint oil: Peppermint contains menthol, and menthol produces a cooling sensation on the skin which, couples with the refreshing scent, helps relieve tension and resulting tension headaches.
Why eucalyptus oil: Fresh and invigorating, eucalyptus soothes without making you sleepy. Studies have shown the scent increases brainwave activity, reducing fatigue. Rubbed on muscles, it helps relieve tension and soreness.
Why lavender oil: Lavender is also a wonderfully soothing scent, being used in a number of studies testing the benefits of aromatherapy.
Changes in brain wave patterns for people exposed to the scent suggested increased relaxation and a resulting loss of tension in muscles.
Why beeswax/Shea nut oil/grapeseed oil: All of these ingredients are what give the balm its body, and dilute the essential oils. Good and nourishing for the skin, they are easier to obtain than their names suggest! (Grapeseed oil can be found at your local grocery store.)
- 15-20 drops of peppermint oil
- 10 drops of lavender oil
- 2-3 drops of eucalyptus oil
- 1/4 cup Shea nut oil