Peppermint Essential Oil Helps My Migraines

by Lynn
(Missouri, USA)

I have found that peppermint essential oil rubbed on my temples, back of neck, forehead and a drop under my nose will lessen the migraine within 15 minutes. Be very careful around the eyes. If you don't notice any improvement in 5 minutes, reapply. You can't use too much.

You can also rub it on your back and feet too. This is the best, easiest help for under five dollars. One bottle lasts months. Works great on kids with migraines.

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Drink Peppermint Oil for Migraine Nausea
by: Samantha

Ok - I know this sounds weird, but I used to drink a drop or 2 of peppermint essential oil with honey in freshly boiled water before a migraine. I've read that essential oils are ingested in Europe. Sad to say, it did not seem to work....but it sure helped the nausea. I stopped trying that in case it was not safe!

Peppermint Essential Oil for Migraines
by: Colleen

Yes, I also use a mixture of lavender and peppermint oil. Just a few drops each (2 to 4) with some almond oil (2 teaspoons or so of carrier oil) as my skin is ultra sensitive on my face. And I always manage to get the peppermint oil too close to my eyes as they sting. It's a cold sting!

You make a good point. I have recently tried putting the drops in some warm water with a face cloth and then put the face cloth over my temples and that seems to work too. I will try adding ice cubes next time to see if that is better at reducing the migraine pain.

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