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DIY Balm To Relieve Tension And Headaches

diy-headache-balm

The head is one of the most common pain sites in the body. A headache is defined by any pain or discomfort in the head. Headaches can occur in one isolated spot or different locations at the same time. One can experience a throbbing sensation, or feel as though his/her head is clamped in a vise. Primary headaches can stem from over-activity of the brain, stressed blood vessels, muscles, or pain in the neck or head. Secondary headaches are usually symptoms of other conditions that stimulate nerves in the head region.

 

We have written about the fact that essential oils are beneficial for naturally relieving headaches. The reason they are beneficial is because you inhale the scents and the healing properties are also absorbed through your skin. Some essential oils are a little too powerful to be applied directly on the skin. You may need to combine them with carrier oils, or in this case, make a base to have a natural balm.

 

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons beeswax
  • 2 tablespoons virgin coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons jojoba oil
  • 8 drops frankincense essential oil
  • 10 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 6 drops spearmint essential oil
  • 6 drops lavender essential oil
  • 8 drops basil essential oil
  • A Double Boiler

Instructions:

  • Fill the bottom half of your double boiler with water and set it over medium-high heat. Put on the top half of the boiler once the water is simmering. Add the beeswax and keep an eye on it.
  • While the wax is melting, line up some little containers (think small lip balm jars). You should be able to use about eight one-ounce jars.
  • Once the wax is melted and clear, stir in the coconut and jojoba oils until they are melted. Remove from the heat once they are melted.
  • Pour in the essential oils and mix well. Divide this balm amongst the different jars. Leave these jars open on the counter and allow them to cool until they are hard (about 40 minutes).
  • Store these in a cool dry place.

How To Use:

  • Take about a pea-sized amount of the balm and apply it to the area of tension, for example, the back of the neck or any sore muscle. You can also apply it to the temples when you have a headache.

 

Sources:

https://www.happy-mothering.com/06/crafts-diy/best-diy-headache-tension-relief-balm/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest&utm_campaign=tailwind_tribes&utm_content=tribes

http://www.onegreenplanet.org/natural-health/use-essential-oils-to-relieve-headaches/

2018-01-24T15:56:14+00:00

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    Q: Essential oils - Some essential oils have an effect on the male hormonal or sexual reproductive system and can be inhaled directly into the nose, burned in a diffuser, or applied to the bath water or the body itself. What are some of these oils and do you sell them?

    A:

    Sexually stimulating essential oils include NEROLI, ROSE, YLANG YLANG, DAVANA, COMBAVA, JASMINE,PATCHOULI, and SANDALWOOD.

    Dherbs.Com does not sell these oils individually; but we do have great inhalers made of them. Check out our inhalers on our site (on-line store).

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    Q: I have read that Peppermint, Lavender, Rosemary and Sage essential oils are all good for hair and stimulating hair growth. Would it be more beneficial to use them all at once for maximum result or should I just use the Rosemary and Sage only as you suggested? Also, I didn?t see any Almond oil so I was wondering if I could use Olive oil or Jojoba oil as a carrier oil.

    A:

    Yes they are great for stimulating hair growth; however, I would use them together or combined. ANY natural edible oil can be used - it's YOUR choice. Jojoba and/or sesame seed oil are the best oils for the hair.

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    Q: Yes coconut oil maybe natural but I go thru 3-4 jars per week, 1-1/2 a jar a day, not only is it making me broke out I do not think all that saturated fat is good for me. I know I lack a lot of protein and other vitamins in my diet. Could this lack of essential nutrition cause this weird craving? I don't know if it is the massive loss of blood due to the fibroids.

    A:

    I think you know the answer for yourself. Therefore, stop eating the coconut oil. Take some vitamins and minerals and see if this helps. Sounds like PICA, a nutritional deficiency which causes cravings. Blood loss most certainly will cause loss of nutrients.

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    Q: Dherbs, I am experiencing some degree of headaches on my forehead on the left side. I have had about four surgeries for this thinking its related to my sinus, but no relief. I recently started to get some headaches on the back of my head, and neck pains. I took an MRI, and I am not sure of the result the doctor said it seem to be some abnormality on the back of my head may be from birth, he refered me to a nurogolist. Give me some advice on what I can do with herbs, I have already taken your Total Male Cleanse, your Weight Release Cleanse, the Full Body Detox, and just about to finish your Respiratory Cleanse, about 8 more days to go after I have your 10 Day Supreme Cleanse to start next week give me some advice on what course to take alternatively.

    A:

    How long have you been experiencing the headaches? You've taken some powerful cleanses thus far. Regardless of what cleanse, start drinking Headache Tea daily. I make it, and add maple syrup, lemon juice, and chill it. This helps for my headaches which are sporadic.

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    Headaches Tea

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    Q: Where can I purchase Essential Oils?

    A:

    Aura cassia brand of essential oils are available at whole Foods Market. You can also find individual essential oils at most good health food stores, i.e. New Frontiers (Arizona), Erewhon (Los Angeles, CA), Sevenanda (Atlanta, GA), PCC Natural Health Stores (Seattle, WA), Papa Jon's (Long Beach, CA). Essential oils are also sold at "Soothe Your Soul" in Redondo Beach, California (www.sootheyoursoul), "The Crsytal Matrix" in Los Angeles, CA (www.crystalmatrix.com), and "AromaTherapeutix" in Seal Beach, CA (www.aromatherpeutix.com). Dherbs.com sells essential oil-based products. Visit On-Line store and go to the "ESSENTIAL OIL BATH DROPS PAGE"

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    Q: I have a question though, I am having a burning sensation in my head and nasal cavities along with my headaches. And in other random areas like arms, legs. Do you have any clue what this is or have you heard of this before?

    A:

    Sounds like inflammation! The FULL BODY DETOX is going to help. I won't be able to pinpoint the cause exactly absent a consultation to acquire necessary information.

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    Q: I see also that you recommend a complete diet with these programs. I am guessing its a vegan diet right? I wanted to ask something on that is coconut milk and coconut oils ok for that? I personally had a very hard time trying to eat that many vegetables and many ph balance vegans seem to think fruits aren?t good either. I eat that many vegetables one it tears me up the next day and two I just cant consume enough calories that way. I can try and make up for it by eating things like almonds but I eat to many almonds I get the same problem the next day. Now coconut milk (unsweetened) and a digestive enzyme works for me for picking up extra calories.... but I hear very conflicting information about coconut and its saturated fat content. Is it ok to use daily as a part of the diet for cleansing? And your oxy-drops are those the same as the drop for ph balancing water?? Or is it something different? I am wanting to start lifting weights as I need to put on some muscle and I?m wondering if its something that would be beneficial in combating muscle soreness by increased oxygen in the body.

    A:

    The diet we recommend is vegan-based, and RAW FOODS. Fresh fruits, vegetables, raw nuts and seeds are ideal.

    Coconut Milk and Coconut Oil are excellent products to have in your diet. The healthy fats will keep you fuller.

    Oxy-Drops can help balance your electrolytes that need to be replenished after a workout in order to keep your body performing efficiently. 

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    Q: My daughter has been diagnosis with shingles, in your manual you suggest taking the anti-viral, blood and lymphatic, and the immune booster formulas, my question is will this help with the pain as she heals and should she first do the FBD or do both at the same time. She is at the point now that the doctors are suggesting steroids, having severe headaches on the right side of her head it feels like an electric shock and her body is sensitive to the touch. Needs help with the pain if she can't afford to get all three formulas which one of the three could she get now to help until she can get the other two? Being stressed really brings it on. I didn't see anything about shingles in your article that's why I'm writing.

    A:

    Opt for the NERVES FORMULA and HEADACHE AND PAIN FORMULA. More importantly, she should avoid stress at all costs.

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    Q: What is the best way for a Vegan to get vit? B 12? What do you think about essential oils? Have you heard of the Young Living brand? I work with a woman who says she has eczema, but it is deep purple and very painful. I have never seen anything like it, but her doctors want to try chemo to get rid of it. Doctors are so brilliant. Why do so many people go to get punished by them?

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    FOR B12, EAT PLENTY OF GREEN VEGETABLES OR TAKE VITAMIN B 12. I HAVE HEARD OF YOUNG LIVING BRAND. ESSENTIAL OLIS ARE ESSENTIAL OILS. YOUNG LIVING IS JUST A BRAND. THE OILS ARE THE SAME. YL OFFERS GOOD OILS. I ENDORSE THEM! GOOD GOD ALMIGHTY! CHEMOTHERAPY FOR ECZEMA? PLEASE TELL ME YOUR FRIEND HAS BRAINS AND KNOWS NOT TO FALL FOR THIS. PLEASE HAVE HER READ MY ARTICLE ON â€ECZEMAâ€. I STAY AWAY FROM DOCTORS AT ALL COSTS!

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    Q: Thank you. I read the article on the ear and the following quote 'At Dherbs.Com we manufacturer and offer a very effective therapeutic healing ear oil that contains herbs, essential oils, and crystals and which can be used by infants, toddlers, young children, teens, adults, and elders alike.' Can you please give me the name of this oil?

    A:

    It's the CHILDREN & INFANT EAR OIL EXTRACT

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    Q: So what are the essential nutrients and what products do you have or that I can buy that will do what is need to resolve this skin problem??

    A:

    THE ESSENTIAL NUTRIENTS ARE ALL 102 MINERALS (CALCIUM, POTASSIUM, SODIUM, MAGNESIUM, ZINC, IRON, ETC.), VITAMINS, AMINO ACIDS, B-VITAMINS, ETC. FOR THE SKIN PROBLEM, I SUGGEST PERFORMING THE FULL BODY DETOX FOR STARTERS. APPLY OZ OIL EXTERNALLY TO THE FACE, ESPECIALLY AFTER A GOOD FACIAL WASH AND SCRUB.

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    Q: I have lupus of the brain stem and-headaches dizziness etc. What are the day to day herbs I should be sure to have in my diet?

    A:

    We first recommend you perform the Anti-Viral Kit to help rid your body off harmful pathogens that are affecting your body.

    After detoxing, We recommend Electric Greens, Vitamin C, Blood & Lymphatic formula to continue on your path toward healing.

     

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    Q: My husband has scar tissue on his head. He was hit on the head with a bat by some attackers (years ago). The top of his head is extremely hard like a rock --the entire thing is scar tissue. In the back towards his neck but still on his head is a larger patch of raised scar tissue. It is so severe that he has lost and appears to be losing more hair off the top of his head (I think it's because his skin isn't breathing or getting oxygen. He's tried everything from drinking Aloe Vera and applying this to all sorts of products. Currently he is using the skintight products (razor/hair bump, as well as the coco butter) however after reading your article about alcohol, I know they contain this so I don't want him to keep using it even though we are seeing some larger results than we ever have before with that product. We are both vegetarians. He has been a vegetarian for 15 years. He used to eat soy burgers etc., but has completely cut that out for about 3 months. He is now in his third week of raw food (as prescribed by your website) just drinking the green juice from Bolthouse (algae, wheatgrass, spinach etc.) and eating large spinach and vegetable raw salads. We are using the recipe that you included in your e-books. We will continue on a diet like this for the next year while we cleanse our bodies and keep this lifestyle. However, with all of that, my question for you is-- Do you have any recommendations for him to remove his scar tissue? I thought the OZ OIL would help. In addition, I'd like to buy him the FIBRIOD BUSTER and/or any other fibroid kits- but the website says they are for women (only?). Any recommendations you could make would be most appreciated.

    A:

    I would tell you to keep using natural products (shea butter, OZ OIL, FIBRIOD BUSTER, MSM SULFUR, etc.) and let the healing take place at its own course. The more you focus on what you don't like (his head injury) the more it will magnify (not heal). His body is programmed to heal and it will but you must remain open to let the body heal at its own pace. Just continue to eat, think, and live right. He'll heal! Just give it time! Let nature do her thing!

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    Q: Is it possible that the Headache and Pain formula that my mother has currently been on since June of this year could be causing her to have internal bleeding. She is peeing brown at times. Her blood work came back fine. Her kidney are functioning normally. I wonder if there is something that I am giving her to cause this. Currently she is on your Headache and Pain formula, Calcium Formula, Nerves formula, Joint formula, MSM formula, and CNS formula. Everything is normal except for the brown looking urine she has developed for over a month now and it occurs in the morning. Do you know what could be causing this? Am I giving her too many herbs at one time? Please let me know your thoughts. Thank you, Dherbs.com. I appreciate it.

    A:

    No, not at all! Herbs don't cause problems. They help heal them! The morning piss is usually the most toxic one, releasing the toxins and poisons that have been broken down at night during sleep. This is normal and is a sign her body is normalizing itself. There's nothing to worry about. There never is! Her body is healing itself!

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    Q: I am trying to find a way to get rid of my headaches; I'm also been diagnosed with sleep Apnea and feel this is a cause as well. I'm working on changing my diet all together as I feel this is a trigger for it also, I like to find a vegan diet also, that would allow for me to put on a few health pounds. Thanks so much my brother and praises to our ancestors for your enlightment. Please help.

    A:

    First, detoxify your body (FULL BODY DETOX). Second, perform the DHERBS 10-DAY SUPREME COLON CLEANSE. The rest of the information I feel can be found in the article section on â€HEADACHES†For sleep apnea, an article is coming soon! Work on your respiratory system (perform the RESPIRATORY CLEANSE AND REGIMEN). Stay tuned for the article!

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    Q: I know that I need to do another Full Body Detox , but I'm wondering what the metaphysical reason is behind most of my ailments showing up on the right side of my body? I have sinus pressure, and discomfort which cause ear clogging, pain at the base of my head (not sure if that is connected to the sinus issue), lower back and flank pain, and follicles on my ovary (I have on both as well as fibroids), but most of my discomfort is on the right side of my body. What does this mean?

    A:

    Our article 'Right Side vs. Left Side' should be up on the site next week, Beloved. It answers your inquiry. Please stay tuned to Dherbs.com! Article will be a "Featured" article. The right side is the masculine side and deals with feelings of aggression, assertiveness, responsibility, active rather than receptive, etc. Taking on too many masculine attributes. More rational than emotional and intuitive.

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    Q: DHerbs, I have a baldhead, and I shave every two days. After reading your article on vitamin E oils, I am concerned. I used to rub it on my head after shaving. What should I use on my head now? Are you ever coming to Miami to conduct a seminar?

    A:

    READ OUR ARTICLE ON "FOLLICULITIS AND PSUEDO-FOLLICULTIS". SIMPLY SWITCH TO ANY NATURAL AND EDIBLE OIL FROM A REAL FOOD SOURCE, I.E. OLIVE, COCONUT, ETC.

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    Q: How long will the oxy drops last in one bottle? Also, how many drops in an 8oz glass of water? How many glasses of water a day should I drink?

    A:

    Normally it lasts about a month. Use 30 drops of Oxy Drop per glass of water. You should be drinking 6-8 glasses of water per day.

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    Q: After the laser surgery last year, I have been taking the Eye Formula for high pressure 4 months now. I take 8 tablets a day and I use the an MSM Eye Drops and my pressure drops and my eyes feel very healthy. The doctor told me come back in a year, but about a week ago I started to feel pain in my eyes sometimes sharp sometimes less but all the time. Please advise.

    A:

    Double up on your eye regimen! Eat more blueberries. Take extra capsules of Eye Formula, etc. It would be a good idea for you to perform the Eye Kit. The Eye Kit includes six distinct formulas that are created with the intention of helping your body maintain, restore, and fend off any pending eye issues. These formulas not only are meant to help nourish, repair, and strengthen the eyes, but they also are meant to help maintain a healthy circulation throughout the body.

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    Q: My sister suffers from excruciating migraine headaches. She is very conscious of the correct foods to eat and is careful to eat nutritionally complete foods, but I fear she may have a chemical imbalance or toxin build-up in her system, which is causing the migraines. Do you have a recommendation as to what herbs she could take to alleviate the migraine pain? Your help would be appreciated.

    A:

    Have your sister first perform the Full Body Detox. After this kit, have her take Headache & Pain formula, Brain Tuner formula, Bowel Mover, and Headache Tea.