Back in early 2013 a superb headache buster blend was born of my littlest sister Dori’s concern for one of her big sister’s big time headaches. I shared it with you, my blogger sister Jillee shared it with her readers and all three of us convinced a company to sell it under the name of Relief.
“Headache blend = MIRACLE!!! Had a nasty headache all day. Took Excedrin, tried Lavender and Peppermint. Nothing worked. Today was awful! I was getting sick to my stomach from all the Excedrin then I noticed the bottle of the Headache Buster on my desk you left and tried it. I’m at Walmart now no headache. Amazing
Thank you!!” – Jillee
Note that I’ve added an update of my own – I changed the original carrier oil from Fractionated Coconut Oil to a dry oil that actually nourishes the skin: organic, unrefined, cold pressed Rosehip Seed Oil. FCO will work but I promise you, you’ll love how RHSO absorbs into your skin without leaving a shiny residue. We didn’t know about this wonderful oil 3 yrs ago but we do now and it’s become an integral part of the CW #eolife. It’s so great it’s now added to all my CW Salves!
I want to mention before I wrap this up that I do believe it’s important to dilute this blend – it’s very potent but, there are those among us who need more than moderation for debilitating pain. I happen to believe that a strong EO blend used topically (in this case) is safer than assaulting the body with OTC extra strength meds for any amount of relief. My Dad was rushed to the ER because of partial intestine die off due to long term OTC pain reliever use – that OTC was EVELA —> (spelled backwards). We need to be our own advocates and listen to our body rather than the chatter online. That said, there are precautions to be aware of…
*Wintergreen and Birch should not be used if you are allergic to aspirin or on blood thinners. *Caution: People with epilepsy should avoid Birch Essential Oil because of it’s high concentration of methyl salicylate. This oil should also be avoided during pregnancy. A patch test on your skin before using this blend topically is recommended.
One more suggestion! I really like this blend in a roller bottle – it just makes everything more convenient when you’re targeting points like temples, forehead or suboccipital triangle.
TIP: If you don’t have Wintergreen essential oil, double up Birch to 20 drops and vice versa if you don’t have Birch. Both are high in methyl salicylate.