6 Natural Home Remedies For Headaches
Hey Mama! We have an exciting piece to share with you today! If you're feeling a headache come on (today or in the future!), make sure you explore with these natural remedies below before reaching for an over the counter or drugstore find. (*Doctor permitted.. of course!)
Below you'll find my 6 natural remedies for headaches- remedies we use on a regular basis and tips that I hope will help naturally alleviate any pain you may be having! Remember, if you are experiencing headaches on a consistent basis, you should go seek professional advice from your medical doctor.
6 Natural Remedies For Headaches:
Peppermint and Lavender Essential Oil: Both peppermint and lavender can help in alleviating headaches and accommodating symptoms. Peppermint can be used topically with a carrier oil (coconut oil) or diffused for aromatherapy. If applying topically, apply to the temple area, jaw, and back of the neck. Diffuse lavender for a relaxing and aromatic experience.
Facial + Temporal Massage: Gently applying a facial or temporal massage can be an excellent way to help the body releases tension and built up stress.
Circular motions under the eyebrows
Circular motions near the temples
Circular motions on the jaw
Kneading massage on the upper back
Natural Diet: Eliminating processed foods, gluten (this can be a HUGE trigger for individuals with gluten sensitivity!), high sugary foods, alcohol, and excess caffeine can help to alleviate headaches, inflammation, and yes even bloating!
Stretch + Foam Roll: Poor posture, stiffness, and built up tension can all lead to increased headaches and stress.
Gently foam roll upper back
Vertically position back (central) on foam roller
Gently tilt head towards floor, with both hands supporting head and neck behind
Gently tilt head to right shoulder, then left shoulder
Hydration: Not getting enough water can certainly cause a headache. Make sure you're sipping water, fruit infused water, and hydrating fruits/vegetables throughout your day to ensure proper hydration and nourishment!
Relaxation: Seems like a no-brainer, right? Think again! Constantly living in "high-stress mode" can actually equate to headaches, jaw aches, body pain, and more. Relaxation is a key piece in living well, balanced, and calm.
This post is not meant to treat or diagnosis and should not take place over your medical doctor.