Several essential oils in the Basic Care Kit can ease headaches, but since headaches arise from a variety of causes, refer to all the sub-sections here before deciding which treatment is most appropriate.
General headache, with no apparent cause
Massage around the temples and the base of the skull, along the hairline, with 1 drop of the following combination of oils, diluted with 1 drop of carrier oil:
Basic blend for headache:
Other Essential Oils That Could Be Used to Treat This Condition: rosemary, chamomile roman, *rose otto (Rosa damascena), *marjoram, sweet (Origanum majorana), *coriander seed (Coriandrum sativum)
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This is often caused by eating the wrong foods. Mix 1 drop of cardamom oil with 1 teaspoon of honey dissolved in 3½ fl. oz. (100 mL) of warm water and filter through an unbleached paper coffee filter. Then add 2 teaspoons (10 mL) of the mixture to 1 small glass of warm water and sip.
Also, make up the following combination of essential oils to be used in several ways:
Basic blend for gastric headache:
Use 1 drop of the essential oil blend, diluted in 1 drop of carrier oil, to massage the back of the neck. Also, apply a further 1 drop of essential oil diluted in 1 drop of carrier oil over the upper abdomen. You could also either inhale 1 drop of the essential oil blend on a tissue, or use 3 drops in a steam inhalation.
Other Essential Oils That Could Be Used to Treat This Condition: chamomile roman, *ginger (Zingiber officinale), *coriander seed (Coriandrum sativum), *spearmint (Mentha spicata), *basil linalol (Ocimum basilicum ct. linalool)
Massage around the base of the skull, along the hairline, with 1 drop of the following combination of essential oils, diluted with 1 drop of carrier oil:
Basic blend for nervous/tension headache:
|Chamomile roman||1 drop|
Also massage over the solar plexus (upper abdomen) in a clockwise directionusing the following oil:
Blend together and then dilute by adding 3–5 drops to each teaspoon (5 mL) of carrier oil.
Other Essential Oils That Could Be Used to Treat This Condition: rosemary, cardamom, *ginger (Zingiber officinale)