Sedating muscle relaxant
To use lavender oil for pain relief, add a few drops of lavender essential oil to your diffuser.
Alternatively, rub 1 to 2 drops of lavender essential oil into the palms of your hands.
However if you have a sensitive skin, or use lavender oil on a larger area of your skin, it is best to dilute it.
This will allow you to inhale lavender for headache relief as you go about your daily activities.
Unlike other essential oils which should be mixed with a carrier oil before using on the skin, lavender oil is mild enough to be placed directly on small areas of the skin without being diluted.
Natural treatments using lavender have been used for centuries to relieve migraines and headaches.
Lavender contains compounds that act as a mild sedative which reduces stress and anxiety.
A review of the medicinal properties of chamomile found that the plant contains flavonoids which have anti-inflammatory properties.