But few methods have been as well tested and found such great results for acute relief like menthol gel. The active cooling ingredient in peppermint is menthol.
Menthol creates a cooling effect on the area that it is applied to which can help decrease muscular tension and open up the sinuses and airways.
It has even been clinically studied to provide significant relief for migraines!(Study)
There are many different essential oils that may be used for both headaches and migraines including: - Peppermint
- Yarrow and more.
But none have been as extensively studied and especially not for headaches as much as menthol and peppermint.
With a simple recipe of filling a roller with equal parts:
- Lavender essential oil
- Eucalyptus essential oil
- Peppermint essential oil
And topped with a carrier oil...
You can begin to apply the benefits of these therapeutic oil and experience relief whenever you need.
Infographic by: migraineprofessional.com