I wanted to share this with you guys so even if only one of my followers suffer from migraines and I can help you, I would be satisfied. I suffer from chronic migraines as I’ve mentioned in a few of my posts and I’ve tried absolutely everything in hopes that it would help me and unfortunately most things do not. Here is something that does ease the pain.
Today is one of those days! I woke up with a migraine that wasn’t so bad at first. Within 30 mins of being awake, it was full blown.
The worst thing ever in life is waking up with a migraine. If you don’t know that feeling ( and I hope you don’t) I can’t even explain to you how bad that is.
I don’t want to take any more pain killers or pills period. They help the most yes but long term how good is this for me? I take way too many pain killers due to my migraines. Unfortunately when I am going through it I would take anything for the pain to go away !
So about two years ago I attended an International Women Show with my mom and came across a booth of a Native man who created his own little peppermint oil with some other plants to relieve migraine pain. It was a roll on stick and of course I was all over that. Like I said willing to try anything lol.
So, I am not going to say that it helped me get rid of the pain but it helped in a way that it numbed my forehead and made the pain less so. I ran out of it rather fast and it’s not available in stores.
I heard about peppermint oil before but I completely forgot. So this morning walking by a health store on my way to work it came to me! I picked up a bottle of 100% pure peppermint oil for about 9 bucks and this thing may be my new best friend.
You can use peppermint oil for pretty much anything:
Nausea, muscle ache, diarrhea, toothache, gas, bloatness, headaches, morning sickness.
The way you would use it it’s not always the same. It depends on what you are using it for. I will not get into that here for all of these but only for migraines/headaches.
How to use:
Dab a little bit of oil on your fingers and massage into your temples, across forehead, behind your ears and back of your neck.
What it does:
It cools, tingles, soothes and relaxes.
While the peppermint oil does not get rid of the actual pain, what it does is, it distracts you from it.
By cooling and tingling, it numbs the forehead and temples so the pain seems easier. It helps with the nausea that often times accompanies a migraine.
Sometimes it may cause a skin rash, burning or itching so apply only a little at first as a test.
Please do not ingest the concentrated peppermint oil.
Check out this link for more info.
I hope it goes away soon !!!!!!