8 Natural Remedies For Headaches

July 26, 2017

There’s nothing like a headache to ruin a perfectly good day. Instead of reaching for the medication, here are 8 natural remedies to try first!

8 Natural Remedies For Headaches

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When I was pregnant with Selah, I went through 3 weeks of intense headaches. I could take Tylenol, but I wanted to avoid it as much as possible. That turned me towards natural remedies, and I’m happy to say that they worked!

Drink Water

This is the first remedy I try. In order to stay healthy, I drink at least 64 ounces of water each day. If I start to develop a headache, I grab my bottle and drink at least 8 ounces. Usually, I’ve been working on something and forgotten to drink water, so this does the trick right away!

Get Some Rest

Lack of sleep is the one of the most common causes of headaches. Taking a nap or going to bed early is an easy way to clear up a headache. If you’re at work or driving, taking a nap may not be possible, but try to de- stress, relax, and get some rest as soon as you can.

Drink Chamomile Tea

Chamomile is a natural relaxant, which is why many people drink chamomile tea or diffuse chamomile oil before bed. Drinking this tea can help to relieve a tension headache. (Bonus tip: it’s extra tasty with a spoonful of honey mixed in!)

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Use Pressure Points

Accupressure is simply applying pressure to the meridian points, or pressure points, on your body to relieve pain. Pressure points on your face, hand, neck, and feet can relieve headache pain. Visit this post from Choice Chiropractic to learn more.

Apply Peppermint Or Eucalyptus Oil

Essential oils are the best natural remedy. Peppermint and eucalyptus oils both alleviate stress and reduce tension, which makes them the perfect treatment for a headache. Choose an oil, mix it with 1 tablespoon of a carrier oil (such as coconut oil) and apply to the temples, forehead, and wrists.
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Visit Chiropractor

An occasional headache is generally because of dehydration or lack of sleep, but frequent headaches may be a sign that your body is out of alignment. Not only will a chiropractor realign your body, but they can also give you tips on how to keep the headaches from coming back.

Use A My-Grastick

I hadn’t heard of these until I joined a local natural mom group on Facebook. Essentially, the My-Grastick is a roller ball filled with a blend of essential oils. To use, you simply roll it along your pressure points, and the mixture of pressure points and oils alleviates pressure caused by the headache.

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The Weird One: Hands & Feet In Warm Water, Ice Pack On Neck

I’m warning you, this remedy seems a little weird, but it works! If you have a headache, submerge your hands and feet in warm water and place a cold pack at the base of your skull. A lot of people do this by sitting on the bathroom counter and putting their hands and feet in the sink. This draws the blood into the hands and feet, away from the head, thus relieving the headache pressure!

Have you tried any of these remedies? What natural remedy do you use to relieve headaches? Leave me a comment!

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  • Sonya

    July 26, 2017 at 8:06 am

    These are fabulous tips Abby! I actually woke up with a sinus headache this morning from pollen! I was about ready to go grab a cup of Chamomile Tea along with one of my Shaklee Stress Relief Complex! 🙂

  • Kristen

    July 26, 2017 at 8:42 am

    Such helpful tips!! Shared on pinterest & stumble upon 🙂

  • Alexis

    July 26, 2017 at 12:06 pm

    This was such an on time post for me. I randomly get headaches and try to wait out until the pain subsides, but I usually just end up reaching for some medicine. I tried peppermint oil on a cotton ball and put it in my pillowcase one night before going to sleep. To my surprise, it worked! My husband and I are looking to start a family soon so I’ll make note of the other ones to try. I’m especially looking forward to trying the last one.

  • Melissa @ Think About Such Things

    July 26, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    These are such great tips. I hate taking over the counter pain meds….I will have to try some of these methods next time I get a headache!

  • Kristne

    July 26, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    My brother has had terrible migraines his whole life. I know he has probably tried most of these before. But I will pass the great info along!

  • Marette Flora

    July 26, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    I try drinking more water first, too. I find that most of the time it’s just dehydration. But I am intrigued by this roller you write about. I have not heard of this!

  • Kristin Cook

    July 26, 2017 at 7:13 pm

    I’ve tried peppermint for headaches (I get bad ones a couple of times a week), but it hasn’t done much. I’m not anti-medicine at all, but I would love to not have to take ibuprofen every time I have a headache. I’ll have to keep at it and try some of these others too!

  • Lizzy

    July 27, 2017 at 4:59 am

    Wow, these are some interesting remedies. I always try the water first too, but also soaking in Epsom salts or taking magnesium really helps.

  • Elizabeth

    July 27, 2017 at 6:48 pm

    I can’t tell if my headaches have been from pregnancy or something else, but since they’ve been daily for a week or more maybe a visit is to my chiropractor is due! I’ll have to try that hands in warm water ice pack thing!

  • Kaycee

    July 28, 2017 at 1:24 am

    Pinned this! I usually get headaches during pregnancy, so this is helpful!

  • Tiffany

    August 4, 2017 at 8:36 am

    I love the peppermint idea! We are always trying to use essential oils.

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