Using essential oils for migraines can help relieve the pain and maybe even help prevent migraine headaches.
One technique that might stop a migraine you feel coming on is to:
Another option is to use a headache compress:
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Note: You can use hot water if you prefer, but most people with migraines prefer cold. You can also alternate hot and cold. Or use a cold lavender compress on your forehead, while at the same time using a warm compress with marjoram essential oil on the back of your neck.
If using a compress is inconvenient, another option is to diffuse an essential oil with an aromatherapy diffuser, use an aromatherapy inhaler that you can carry with you, or simply sniff an essential oil directly from the bottle.
If lavender doesn't work for you, other aromatherapy oils for migraine headaches that you can use in a compress or diffuse are:
Here's an aromatherapy blend for a compress:
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While aromatherapy for migraine headaches can help, getting migraine relief often requires a multi-faceted approach, including dealing with stress and physical imbalances.