How to Use Peppermint Oil for Headache?

Treating headache with natural options is good.

But getting rid of headaches or a migraine by simply using essential oils is a great idea.


Science has some proven results that show, many essential oils can help to reduce the headache when applied properly.

Especially, peppermint essential oil is beneficial to treat a headache and migraine, thanks to its analgesic property and the cooling effect of menthol.

How does peppermint essential oil works?

Peppermint is one of the most useful essential oil that can help to heal multiple medical problems.

It has the antimicrobial, analgesic, anti-nausea and energy boosting properties along with the ability to calm down the nerves & soothing the digestive tract.

Menthol is one of the most active ingredients of the peppermint that brings the calming effect on nerves by creating the cooling sensation.

Menthol has proven pain relieving properties that reduce chronic & neuropathic pain significantly when applied topically. [1]

Ability to create cooling sensation across the skin can help relieve ‘Tension Headaches’.

Peppermint essential oil relax tight muscles and relieve a headache.

How to Use Peppermint Oil For Headache?

To use peppermint oil to relieve a headache, you can directly inhale the aroma of oil from the bottle of oil or apply few drops of essential oil on the forehead.

You can rub this oil at temples or forehead to get maximum results.

To speed up the pain relieving process, you can blend this oil with few other pain relieving essential oils like Lavender essential oil & Lemongrass essential oil.

Here is an effective recipe –

  • Take a clean bowl and add 8 to 10 drops of Peppermint essential oil.
  • Then add 5 drops of Lavender oil
  • Add 4 to 5 drops of lemongrass oil
  • Mix all them with few drops of fresh coconut oil.

Once the mixture is ready, you can rub it over the forehead to get rid of headaches and a migraine. Also, can be applied to temples, back of the neck and over the sinus area to get maximum benefits.

Fresh coconut oil will work as a carrier oil while rest of the essential oils will bring the analgesic properties.

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