DIY Headache Roll On!

Headache Roll-OnHeadaches are such a bummer.  Unfortunately, I get them all the time-I can’t wear a pony-tail without a head ache and I do all my blog posts via the sofa despite my new office space!  I had to find a way to relieve the pain without popping a pill all the time!  I searched and searched and found Dori’s blend-Since she’s a fellow Spark Naturals user and very essential oil savy-I knew she had the best essential oil blend.  Luckily I had all the oils, mixed it up and experienced immediate relief.  Then, I realized, silly me, Spark has the blend already made!  Go HERE for that!

This essential oil blend has been a life saver.  It’s one of those things where you could kick yourself for not making it sooner.  It’s literally immediate relief and when you put it in a 10ml roller bottle, it just couldn’t be more convenient.  Even though, there is a headache blend that contains all the oils for this DIY, I thought I would still provide the recipe so in case you’re like me and already have the oils, you don’t have to buy the blend.

Wintergreen essential oil contains methyl salicylate, which basically means it’s liquid aspirin. The concentration of methyl salicylate is so high that 1 teaspoon of this oil is the equivalent of about 21 adult aspirins!!  It combats inflammation of muscles and joints which in-turn, relieves pain.

Peppermint essential oil is extremely fast when it comes to soothing pain.  I always keep a bottle of peppermint by my side to relieve cramps, find out more HERE.  With it’s cooling sensation, it brings much needed relief, quickly.

Birch essential oil also contains methyl salicylate, which has a cortisone-like quality as it reduces discomfort in the muscles, bones, and joints. Birch is a very rare essential oil but it’s extremely effective in reducing joint and muscle pain.

Lavender essential oil is incredibly effective in relieving pain, and also contains relaxing properties.  So many headaches come from tension-Lavender helps relax muscles so the pain can be released.

Frankincense essential oil is especially helpful with reducing swelling.  It’s probably the most powerful anti-inflammatory you can find!

As you can see, this is a crazy powerful blend for pain!  Don’t just limit it to your head, you can apply it to other aching areas!  Just don’t get it in your eyes!

**Warning: Wintergreen and Birch should not be used if you are allergic to aspirin or currently on blood thinner medications. People with epilepsy should avoid Birch essential oil due to the high concentration of methyl salicylate. Birch oil should also be avoided during pregnancy.

DIY Headache Roll On

Or find the blend HERE!

Find 10ml roller bottles HERE.

Head Ache Roll-On

How to use your Roll-On or Blend:

The roll-on should be rolled on the exact area where the pain is coming from.  Repeat as often as necessary.  I’m always applying to the back of my neck and even shoulders.  The temples and forehead are also great places to apply.  Since it’s in a handy roll-on bottle, you can take it anywhere and be only seconds away from pain relief!!

If you purchase the blend, diffusing can really help a stubborn headache.  Find diffusers HERE.

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Head Ache Roll-On

I love making roll-on blends of essential oils!  Essential oils can be so incredibly effective, not to mention natural.  By incorporating essential oils in your life, you are reducing synthetic drugs as well as side effects!  If you’ve not tried oils, with free shipping, today is a good day!

xx, Jenni


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  1. September 8, 2015 / 10:16 am

    I get terrible headaches from time to time and i can’t function with them! I hate taking pills too and often use peppermint essential oil and it seems to provide some relief. Thanks for sharing this blend, I need to try it!

  2. Winona Moore
    April 24, 2016 / 11:22 pm

    I’m new to essential oils but have done quite a bit of research so I was wondering if this recipe for an oz or for a 10 ml roll on bottle. I wondered because Wintergreen and/or Birch, from what I’ve read, says to use only a 5% soln/oz of the two combined since they both contain methyl salicylate, and this would be double that per oz. Plus it seems like an awful lot of Peppermint and lavender. Thanks for your help.

    • Jenni
      April 28, 2016 / 12:30 pm

      Yikes Winona! Thanks for telling me that-I’m going to send this recipe to my essential oil company and see what they suggest. Stay tuned!

  3. Suzan Vasica
    October 20, 2016 / 5:51 pm

    The amount of drops for this headache blend seem excessive for a 10 ml bottle. I was told About 8 to 10 drops for a 15 ml bottle is sufficient. So a combined total of 90 drops of the oils seems like so much. I see by the comment from Winona that she’s also concerned. Hope to hear back from u soon. Also if I can’t find Birch amongst the brands I buy from, can I use a substitute?

  4. Sharon De Rose
    March 5, 2017 / 2:33 pm

    As a professionsl aromatherapist I’m surprised to see such a large volume of essential oil used in this recipe, without a clear indication of how much carrier oil needs to be added. While the essential oils used may be helpful they must be blended with an approipriate amount of carrier oil to safely deliver them into the body without harm. I wouldn’t use more than a 5% dilution of these essential oils.

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