Headaches can make your day aggravating and painful. Whether they are from tension, stress or some other bodily imbalance, they can slow us down and make work and home-life unbearable. Fortunately there are natural ways to relieve these and even prevent them! Here are the top 5 CBD essential oils for headaches and the best ways to use them.
Essential oils are incredibly adept at relieving headaches. This is largely due to the terpenes present in the oils which can have strong pain relieving properties. The menthol from peppermint is commonly used in pain-relieving creams, balms and lotions for it soothing and analgesic (pain-relieving) effects. But menthol is not the only compound that can save your head from the pounding of a headache. CBD, a powerful pain-reliever used alongside terpenes like menthol increase the efficacy of the oils and make them a great alternative to over-the-counter medications like Advil.
Before you grab any old essential oil and start rubbing it into your temples, you need to know its safe for your skin and how to properly use it to get the benefits you desire. Some oils, even though they may be deemed safer for direct skin contact, can leave your skin sensitive to light and UV rays. Other oils can can leave rashes on your skin or even worse, give you a burning sensation due to the high concentrations of essential oils. For those who are new to essential oils, conducting a patch test can save you from unwanted side effects.
Now that you at least have some background in oils, lets explore the best 5 essential oils for headaches!