I am new to aromatherapy and since I have migraines I have been very wary of it due to scent sensitivity and exactly that as a migraine trigger. But I have been equally curious about it as well since it seems like it could be very soothing and a great complimentary treatment to try. I know this because certain scents like ones I have from migraine balms are very pleasant to me. But also I am very new to the process. So I had to dig around one of my go-to sites to look for some helpful migraine essential oils to give me a start.
Health central recommended essential oils for migraines is what I looked up to give me a general idea of what to give a go for this new process I was going to try out. I’m just listing a few that intrigue me right now given this is new to me. Here is an article on Healthcentral about aromatherapy that references more essential oils as well Migraine and Complementary Therapies – Aromatherapy
Bergamont- has a light citrus scent and is said to help with stress, fatigue, tension, and anxiety.
Clary sage- Is great for stress reduction. Often used to fight depression and can be combined with lavender.
Eucalyptus radiata- Less strong than other forms of eucalyptus and can help with migraine congestion. To be honest this one caught my attention because I enjoy the smell of eucalyptus a great deal.
Jasmine- Used for pain relief, hormone balancing and depression.
Lavender- Which in general is not a scent I enjoy but I think I’ll give it a go with the sage. Good for easing tension, stress and sleep and head pain.
Peppermint- Who doesn’t enjoy peppermint? Helps with nausea, which I really need help with, and improving concentration.
So I will be experimenting with these. I just ordered some of them and a few I have already. We will see how the venture goes.