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Essential Oils for Headache, Migraine and PMS relief

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At any one time, there are tens of thousands  of people suffering from the dreaded headache. Headaches can be mild and annoying… or debilitating  that knocks you off your feet for hours, even days.  Most people are conditioned to immediately reach for their over-the-counter remedies while others try for stronger prescription medications. Conventional medicines  have side effects and the overuse of some drugs for headaches and migraines can lead to long-term damage of the internal organs.The cause of headaches is multiple, however,  stress is the number one cause, leading to tension in your body, which in turn causes a headache. The solution ?For a life-changing difference, reducing headache frequency and pains are the result on minimizing stress in your life. 

Common Headache Causes
- Stress
- Fatigue
- Allergies
- Hormones
- Nutritional deficiencies
- Constipation
- Poor posture
- Low blood sugar
- Alcohol
- Drugs
- Dehydration

Symptoms of a Migraine
- nausea
- pain behind one eye or ear
- pain in the temples
- seeing spots or flashing lights
- sensitivity to light and/or sound
- temporary vision loss
- vomiting 

Headache symptoms differ from migraines, as the pain is likely to be more of a dull ache, rather than intense, throbbing or stabbing. Headaches are commonly felt across the scalp or forehead, compared with a more one-sided nature that migraine sufferer’s experience. 

Which essential oils are good for relieving headaches and migraines?

There are a number of essential oils that can help ease the discomfort associated with a headache or a migraine. General purpose essential oils such as peppermint and rosemary are perfect to have on hand for headaches. Other individual oils that may be useful as a headache remedy include : basil, eucalyptus, frankincense, clove, lavender or marjoram. Often one drop of Peppermint alone on the spot that aches is an effective enough treatment for a headache. Always be careful when using essential oils directly on the skin, and it is wise to use a carrier oil to avoid skin rashes, burning or discomfort. Ovvio Oil’s Ease Blend is a combination of 7 essential oils chosen for their therapeutic properties, increasing your change of symptom relief for even the worst migraine. Click here to learn more about which oils Ovvio Oil’s Ease Blend uses to soothe your stress!

Essential oils are most effective when they are 100% pure, undiluted, and of the highest grade or quality. It is recommended to select oils that are organically grown from sustainable sources, as organic-grade oils are more carefully harvested and stored, preserving the highest level of therapeutic properties. Ovvio Oils are 100% pure, undiluted, high quality, and therapeutic grade. The Ovvio Ease blend of 7 essential oils can help provide natural relief from: sinus and allergy headaches, chronic head pain and tension headaches, stress migraines and more! 

Essential oils for Pre-menstrual Syndrome (PMS)

Headaches can be a common symptom for those women who suffer from Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS), a time when the female’s hormones are in flux. Other symptoms of PMS include: acne, trouble with concentration or memory, feeling tired, trouble sleeping, swollen or tender breasts, upset stomach, anxiety or depression, bloating, constipation or diarrhea, backache, appetite changes or food cravings, joint or muscle pain, tension, irritability, mood swings or crying spells, (symptoms vary from woman to woman).

Ovvio Oil’s Soften Blend contains 8 essential oils and compares to some oils in the Ovvio Oil’s Ease Blend to assist with the general aches and pains, and to lift a mood. Additional oils include clary sage which is particularly useful at targeting uterine cramps. Ylang ylang is included for its skin benefits, reducing the symptoms of acne often associated with hormonal changes associated with menstruation.

The 4 Best Ways to Use an Essential Oil Blend to relieve your headache/migraine or PMS symptoms

1.    Inhalation: For instant relief try sniffing the oil directly from the bottle. Place some of your chosen essential oil blend on a cotton wool ball, place in a plastic bag and take with you to inhale during the day. Also, try placing by your pillow for night-time relief.

2.    Diffuse: Diffuse your chosen oil or blend into the air. 

3.    Massage: When applying essential oils directly to the skin it is wise to use a carrier oil to blend the oils with. This will aid in diluting the potency of the oil or blend, therefore reducing the risk of any skin reactions. Coconut oil and jojoba oil are common carrier oils. Add 5 to 10 drops of oil to 10ml of carrier oil and massage the area where the ache is or to the soles of your feet.

4.    Skin application: Try applying a drop of the blend directly to the area of a headache (or pain with PMS). Adding a few drops to a carrier oil (e.g. jojoba oil) and placing in a roll-on applicator can also be an effective way to add your oil to your skin.

Nature’s essential oils have calming, relaxing, and pain relief properties that can help you to cope with everyday headaches or the more uncomfortable symptoms of a migraine. Aromatherapy and its holistic utilization of essential oils directly benefit your health and wellbeing by soothing your mind, body and spirit. Ease those menstrual aches and pains with a specifically tailored blend of essential oils. An essential oil blend such as Ease Blend by Ovvio Oils is great for a headache and migraine relief, while Ovvio Oils Soften Blend is an effective blend for the relief from symptoms relating to the pre-menstrual syndrome, menopause, menstrual cramps, and nausea.

Important note: A headache or a migraine can sometimes be a symptom of a more serious medical condition. If you experience frequent, strong headaches or you suspect you are experiencing your first migraine then professional medical advice should be sought. If you experience headaches or migraines, discuss your situation with your doctor and ask for his/her guidance on treatment and pain relief. 

Caution: some individuals may have allergic reactions to individual oils and care should be taken when using a new oil or blend for the first time. The use of a carrier oil can help to minimize possible skin reactions. Seek professional advice before using essential oils with young children or pregnant women.

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