Anti-Headache Essential Oils

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This week’s essential oil class is on anti-headache essential oils. Below you will find class recordings and all of the materials you need to make your own family-friendly anti-headache essential oil blend.

Our Google Hangouts Class (embedded from our YouTube channel)

What are anti-headache essential oils?

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Best essential oils for headache, migraine, tension

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  • Bergamot – Using more than topical max can cause phototoxic reactions such as redness, irritation, pigmentation changes, edema, or blistering with exposure to the sun. BGF is not phototoxic
  • Chamomile (German) – Avoid if using drugs metabolized by CYP2D6
  • Cinnamon Bark – Avoid if pregnant. Using more than topical max (0.1%) can cause irritation or sensitization. Avoid using if taking aspirin, have bleeding disorders, are taking medications, and before or after surgery.
  • Clove –  Using more than topical max (0.5%) can cause irritation or sensitization. Avoid using if taking aspirin, have bleeding disorders, are taking medications, and before or after surgery.
  • Eucalyptus –  Using more than topical max (20%) can cause irritation or sensitization. Avoid using with children under age 10 due to potential respiratory distress.
  • Jasmine – Using more than topical max (0.7%) can cause irritation or sensitization.
  • Lemon –  Using more than topical max (2%) can cause phototoxic reactions such as redness, irritation, pigmentation changes, edema, or blistering with exposure to the sun. (steam distilled is not phototoxic)
  • Lime –  Using more than topical max (0.7%)can cause phototoxic reactions such as redness, irritation, pigmentation changes, edema, or blistering with exposure to the sun. (steam distilled is not phototoxic)
  • Peppermint –  Using more than topical max (5.4%) can cause irritation or sensitization. Avoid using if you have a G6PD deficiency. Use with caution if you have cholestasis or GERD. *May cause milk supply to decrease if used liberally.
  • Petitgrain – Using more than topical max (0.4%) can cause irritation or sensitization.
  • Rose – Using more than topical max (0.6% Rosa damascena; 2.5% Rosa centifolia) can cause irritation or sensitization.
  • Spearmint – Using more than topical max (1.7%) can cause irritation or sensitization.
  • Wintergreen – Using more than topical max (2.4%) can cause irritation or sensitization. Avoid using if taking aspirin or blood thinners, have bleeding disorders, salicylate sensitivity, ADD/ADHD, before or after surgery. Use with caution if you have GERD.
  • Ylang Ylang –  Using more than topical max (0.8%) can cause irritation or sensitization. Avoid using on hypersensitive, diseased, damaged skin.

Migraine Melter – master blend

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Throb Stopper

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Making an anti-headache inhaler

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Making an anti-headache lotion

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Making an anti-headache roller bottle

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Lea Harris is a Certified Clinical Aromatherapist Scholar's Program graduate from Aromahead Institute. This website is home to educational advice and information about using essential oils safely. Lea founded and runs the Using Essential Oils Safely facebook group, with hundreds of new members joining each week. Lea is the author of The TRUTH About Essential Oil Safety, and the creator of Safe Essential Oil Labels and apps for essential oils and carriers. You can find FREE classes here: Free Essential Oil Classes.

Lea is Professional level member of the Alliance of International Aromatherapists and received her herbalist certification through The Herbal Academy of New England.

Businesses, groups, and individuals can hire Lea to consult on safety, product formulation, and more on her website Lea Harris CCA.

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