Today I woke up with a pounding headache at 5am and instantly thought, “oh, crap.” I don’t get migraines as often as I use to but when I do, I know that I am going to struggle all day to get in under control. To top it off, Jase woke up at 5:50am and would not go back to sleep. He usually sleeps until 8:30ish, so I was a bit nervous it was going to be a long day. The whole morning, I was rubbing M-Grain on my face (temples/forehead) & my neck (top of my spine) and also dropped one drop of Thieves on my tongue and pressed it to the roof of my mouth (sometimes this helps give quick relief!) and it just wasn’t cutting it. I was nauseous, and frankly just want to crawl back in my bed. I couldn’t figure out if my head hurt due to seasonal discomforts, because I was outside all day yesterday or because I needed to visit the chiropractor (from landscaping) or if I was dehydrated, but it probably was a combination of all of the above. Once I put Jase down for his nap, I slammed Ningxia Red and a large glass of water and created a new roller bottle. When my headaches are really bad I usually combine M-Grain & Deep Relief but I couldn’t find my roll on and knew I had everything to DIY.
Horrible Headache Relief Roll On:
- 25 drop of Peppermint
- 15 drops of Wintergreen
- 15 drops of Lavender
- 15 drops of Valor
- 15 drops of Helichrysum
- Add essential oils to roller bottle and top off with carrier oil.
Some great substitutes: PanAway, Frankincense, R.C., Basil, Aroma Siez, Balsam Fir & Thieves
FYI: This is a STRONG recipe but it was much needed. I applied it to my temples, lightly rubbed in on my forehead (make sure to not get this in your eyes!) & rolled it on my neck. I then laid down and took an hour long nap. I did feel a lot better afterwards, but if I needed it to be stronger, I was going to add Copaiba next. Copaiba E.O. is a magnifier and strengthens the effects of other essential oils.
After we woke up from our naps we went to visit Aaron at work for lunch, grocery shopped and swung into the chiropractor for a quick adjustment. My neck was out-of-place so it could be a huge reason for my migraine this morning. I feel so much better without the nagging, pounding headache!!!
I also received a new diffuser necklace in the mail this weekend. I’m seriously obsessed with it! It’s made with lava stones and you add one drop of essential oil to each stone and wear it all day. I’m impressed on how well the lava stones hold the scent of the oil. I’ve been wearing my necklace since early this morning and I still smell the oil! If you don’t have a diffuser necklace, I highly recommend getting one! It’s just a nice way to reap the benefits of essential oils all day especially if you don’t get the luxury of having a diffuser at your desk or by you all day. There are a ton of shops on Etsy that sell them!
I hope everyone was able to enjoy this past weekend like we did. It was warm, sunny and a nice two full days of playing outside and getting the yard back in order.
Here’s a picture of my new diffuser necklace:
(I bought it from Inspired Infusions shop on Etsy!)