This simple recipe for homemade headache balm is easy to make and it works fast. It’s made with all natural ingredients and you can always keep it with you.
Getting a headache is the worst. I just want to lie down in a dark room for a while and forget about everything. But if I’m out, or at work, that’s just not possible. So I created a headache balm that I can take anywhere and it works fast!
Headache Balm Recipe
With just a few ingredients, you can make an effective headache balm that will work well and cost you very little.
- ¼ cup coconut oil - not fractionated (find organic, unrefined coconut oil here)
- 1 teaspoon shea butter, cocoa butter, or a mixture of the two (find high quality, organic butters here)
- 12 drops peppermint essential oil (find pure peppermint EO here)
- 12 drops lavender essential oil (find pure lavender EO here)
- small wide-mouth jar or small tins (find small tins here)
- Place coconut oil and shea or cocoa butter in a glass bowl and place over a pot of hot water, creating a makeshift double boiler.
- Heat until completely melted. Add the essential oils and pour into small containers. Allow it to cool on the countertop. Label and cover when cool.
To use, simply swipe fingers across the top of the headache balm and apply to temples or forehead for relief. This may seem greasy at first, but it will be absorbed quickly.
Always use caution when working with pure essential oils. Do a patch test first to see if you are allergic to an essential oil if you have not used it before. If using with children under 12, use half the amount of essential oils.
Variations On A Basic Headache Balm
To make this a roll on, swap out the coconut oil for fractionated coconut oil and the shea or cocoa butter for avocado, sweet almond, or jojoba oil. Add the essential oils and mix well. Then pour into roller ball bottles and cap. All you need to do is to roll this on your temples or forehead and relax.
Sleepy Time Balm
To make a sleepy balm, omit the peppermint essential oil and replace it with lemon balm essential oil instead. The lavender and lemon balm can help you to fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer.
To make this a healing balm, omit the peppermint essential oil and add frankincense essential oil instead. Lavender and frankincense can help speed healing of minor scrapes and abrasions.
Breathe Easy Balm
To make a balm that will open sinuses, omit the lavender essential oil and replace it with eucalyptus essential oil. Peppermint and eucalyptus are known to open sinuses and promote easier breathing. Or keep the lavender essential oil and use this balm around tender nostrils. It can help open sinuses and speed the healing of a red nose.
Note: Check out these other 20 headache remedies.
Have you ever made or used a headache balm? If so, how did it work?