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Peppermint Essential Oil Headache Relief Recipe March 13, 2008

Posted by Enchanted Gift Shop in Essential Oil Recipes, Essential Oils.
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Peppermint Essential Oil is another of the most popular essential oils used today, and it has a numerous amount of uses, but for to-days recipe I’m going to focus on the one that I use it for the most, this being, headaches!

Before we go on though, I must point you to our disclaimer at the bottom of this article, and also say that if you have any reoccurring problems with headaches you really should see a doctor, trust me it’ll cost you in the long run if you don’t, both in pain and possibly money!


We have all probably suffered from a headache at some point in our lives, whether it be from being over-worked and stressed, to banging your head whilst doing some DIY (my partner, lol!) and if your like us then you have also probably just thought nothing of taking a pain killer in the form of a pill from the chemist.

However, what some of you may not know, and we didn’t until a year or so back, is that Peppermint amongst a few other Essential Oils can be used to relieve alot of headaches, and below is my recipe for creating your own ‘pain killer’ … please note though that it doesn’t work all the time, it just depends on the headache really … and also what has caused it too!

The recipe:

4 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil and 4 drops of Lavender Essential Oil

25 ml of Sweet Almond Base Oil

All of the above we of course offer for sale! … please note that if you don’t like Sweet Almond, or know that you are allergic to it, you can use most other Oil bases, I just prefer Sweet Almond myself!

A suitable amber or dark glass bottle to store the remedy in for future use — remember to store it away in a cool, dark place, write the date you mixed it together and it should last for at-least 6 months and longer if stored in the correct conditions.

Thats it!


Put the Essential Oils with the Base Oil into a suitable bottle and give it a good shake, allow it to sit for say an hour before first use, then give it a quick shake before each use.

How to apply it:

For best results I recommend massaging the blend into the back of your neck and also a small amount into your temples and even your forehead, depending where the headache is really, but the neck and temples are the essential places to focus on.

If at all possible, go take a seat somewhere quiet for an hour and you should find that the headache eases and should disappear — if you can’t take it easy for an hour, just don’t go over exerting yourself for the next hour after application.

This relaxing part isn’t absolutely necessary, but it helps with the overall affect the Essential Oils will have on you, being able to sit somewhere quiet whilst enjoying the Peppermint and Lavender fragrance does I believe greatly affect the time it takes to rid yourself of the headache.

And that’s it, but one final tip…

If you find that you have a bunged up type of headache, from a cold or the flu, trying putting a few drops of Peppermint Essential Oil onto a tissue and inhaling it after you have massaged your blend into the areas necessary, it should help with clearing your sinuses!

Another one coming soon…



Test the essential oil on a small patch of skin before use to check if you have a reaction, just dab a tiny amount (1 drop) onto the back of your hand say, then wait for 10 minutes, if you do have a reaction discontinue use, and unfortunately the oil isn’t for you, but don’t fret there should be a number of other applications you can use it for around the house etc, just not on the skin.

As always, I only offer this information as a guide, if you are unsure of anything in this article, or you suffer from a serious ailment please seek the advice of a professional before acting on anything written, I will accept no liability in the unlikely event of an adverse reaction occurring when using any of the products mentioned.


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