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Essential Oils, Crystals or CBD for Your Aching Head

In the past I have been prone to powerful aching of the head, life was stressful, I ate poorly and after many car accidents, whiplash had taken it's toll. Thanks to the help of some excellent chiropractors, my neck was doing better and the migraines had subsided...... until this past weekend.

Upon the advice of one of my spiritual teachers, I was directed to do some meditating to release blocked energy due to childhood/adolescent trauma. I needed to do 3 inner child meditations in succession, with a small break in between each one. No biggie, I have done this meditation numerous times before. So, while my wonderful husband had our 3 young boys at the beach, I decided to meditate so I can move on with my life.

After the first meditation, I felt the same, nothing different, not bad, nor good, content. 5 minute break, and on to the next one. Feeling a little emotional after that one was finished, I got up for my 5 minute break to get some water and stretch so I could finish the last one. During the last one, the flood gates opened. I wasn't expecting this since I didn't feel much from the previous two. Very emotional, lots of tears and a weight had been lifted.

At that point, I was feeling a slight twinge of a achiness, it was quite the rush of emotions so I wasn't surprised I felt head discomfort. I decided to go 1 step further and remove the cords linking me to these memories, emotions and feelings of being stuck. So I proceeded to remove the cords, not cut them, remove them from their source. 1 in my crown chakra and 5 in the heart chakra. Well, the one in the crown, brought on a more powerful head discomfort later that night. I infused all with Reiki healing energy after completing the process and then later when the ache was getting stronger. My hand was throbbing and on fire over the crown, there was major healing needed. A little diluted peppermint essential oil, more Reiki and bed.

I woke with the most powerful, head pounding I had had in along time. Sensitivity to light, sour stomach, sensitivity to loud noises, all the symptoms. Nooooo! It's Saturday and we were headed out to the cabin to have fun with the kids. Caffeine, more peppermint oil and an amethyst in my pocket ready to take on the world. After 2 hours the discomfort had gone from an 8 to a 5, but was stuck there, no better, no worse. Spending an hour and a half in the car with my excited children, 3 dogs, and fun, loving husband wasn't something I was looking forward too. I popped a Tylenol.... <SCREECH> yep, I did. If anyone knows me, a pill is the last resort. Since becoming an aromatherapist, this is the 2nd time I had popped a pill due to pain. I have used my oils all other times. IT. WAS. BAD. In the past I would have been taking a couple percocet or vicodin to alleviate the intense pain, that day it was one 500mg acetaminophen. Now, I would turn to CBD oil with the essential oils or even homeopathy. If you want to learn more about our CBD, click HERE.

Upon arriving at the cabin, the discomfort was starting to creep up again. Quick unload the car and off to bed with my amethyst, and headache blend to try and sleep it off. My husband and kids went out on the lake and I slept. When I woke up, the pain was at a 5 still so I took some ibuprofen to see if I could knock it out completely. A little more headache blend and some peace and quiet and a quick meditation. When my family returned from the lake, my headache was almost totally gone. Within the hour, it had gone completely and hasn't returned!

I am so grateful for my knowledge and availability of essential oil and crystals. In the past, this would have knocked me out for 2-3 days. The narcotics would take away the head pain after 24-36 hours and left me with stomach issues for the next 24 hours. I didn't even suffer 24 hours!!!!

These are the essential oils and crystals I recommend for head achiness of any kind, especially powerful ones. Or of course, you can skip that and go straight to CBD. If you feel confident, try making your own diluted blend or purchase my pounding head blend that is already properly formulated, diluted and ready to use. As with any and all essential oils, please do your research and know if there are any drug interactions or contraindications you need to be aware of. Also, properly dilute. To learn more about these oils, please visit

Essential Oils for Aching of the Head

  • Lavender (Lavndula angustifolia) - helps reduce discomfort, stress, and promote relaxation

  • Peppermint (Mentha x piperita) - contains menthol which and relax muscles, tension and reduce discomfort, and settle the stomach

  • Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) - relax muscles, reducing tension, stress, reduces inflammation and discomfort

  • Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus) - relax muscles, open nasal passages for sinus headaches, reduce inflammation and pain

  • Roman chamomile (Anthemis nobilis) - like lavender, it can reduce discomfort, stress and promote relaxation

  • Frankincense (Boswellia carterii) - support the terrain and facilitate healing

  • Helichrysum (Helichrysum italicum) - all around excellent healer, reduces discomfort, and inflammation to support respiratory system and immune system

  • Ginger (Zingiber officinale) - reduces inflammation, reduces discomfort, help settle the stomach

  • Laurel Leaf (Laurus nobilis) - great for major discomfort, opens the airways for sinus headaches, relax muscles and reduce inflammation

  • My Pounding Head Blend - properly diluted and ready to be used immediately to learn more click HERE

Crystals for Headache or Migraine

  • Amethyst - Both

  • Blue Goldstone - Both

  • Green Aventurine - Both

  • Jet - Both

  • Purple Flourite - Both

  • Rose Quartz - Both

  • Amber - Headache

  • Aquamarine - Headache

  • Bloodstone - Headache

  • Blue Aventurine - Headache

  • Chrysocolla - Headache

  • Iolite - Headache

  • Jade - Headache

  • Sodalite - Headache

  • Turquoise - Headache

  • Lapis Lazuli - Headache

  • Tigers Eye - Headache

  • Sugilite - Headache

If you would like to learn more about healing stone and aromatherapy bracelets, please visit my website here at or email me questions at I hope this helps you!

Love and light, Melissa

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