Essential oils saved my Saturday…And I need to know more. I know what you’re thinking, but before you “X” out of this .. hear me out. I have been a chronic sufferer of migraines all my life and any sort of stress or anxiety only heightens my experiences. What starts as 2-3 per month escalates to around 5. Long story short, it’s been a real pain party over here. But today I’m sharing the second experience I’ve had where essential oils completely evaporated my migraine. If you would have asked me 3 years ago if I thought rubbing oil on the roof of my mouth would do anything to stop these headaches from hell I would have laughed at you, but now I’ve experienced it FOR MYSELF and color my shocked…they work. Today I’m sharing my second experience with essential oils + migraines.
Saturday morning I woke up with the migraine from HELL. I opened my eyes around 2AM and felt the notorious tightening in the back of my neck (the first sign of them for me), so I immediately got up, took my MAXALT and tried to go back to sleep. Around 7AM I woke up and the tightening had progressed to the back on my entire head and was creeping toward my temples. I knew I was doomed. I took three ibuprofen and put a cold wash cloth on my forehead and laid in my pitch black room. Nothing. I ate a crunchy bowl of cereal. Nothing. I put ice on the roof of my mouth. Nothing. I squeezed pressure points in my hands and feet. Nothing. At this point, I was nine hours in with no relief in sight.
Then, I remembered the tiny bottles of peppermint and frankincense oils in my nightstand that an old neighbor had passed along to me. You can re-read my first experience with them here. I felt stupid for waiting so long to remember this tiny detail, whipped out those oils and slathered them on the roof of my mouth, all over my temples and on the bottoms of my feet. I laid silently in my dark bedroom with my eyes shut for an hour and I’ll be damned…the migraine that Satan sent was gone.
I’m going to be honest — MLM companies don’t usually appeal to me, but I’m now 2 for 2 on the essential oil miracle and I need to know more. If you’ve ever used oils, tell me about your experience. What was wrong? What did you use? And how did you like it? Did it work?
As you can see, my questions are endless. BUT NOW I AM A BELIEVER.
**UPDATE: I wrote this post in August of 2015 and I’ve been an avid user (not seller) of essential oils ever since. In fact, I wrote an entire post about what essential oils I use and love here. Safe to say I’m still a believer!**