How to Make a Headache Balm with Coconut

Headaches are common, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t really frustrating to experience them. While there are a lot of over-the-counter pain relievers that work great for headaches, if you get them chronically, you might not want to take medication constantly. A better option is to use a natural remedy such as coconut oil. Here is more information about making a headache balm with coconut oil.

Gather Your Ingredients

The first step to making the headache balm is to gather the required ingredients. For this type of DIY product, you will first need organic and raw coconut oil, making sure you don’t choose coconut oil that has preservatives or weird chemicals. Once you have that, you also want to choose some essential oils. These are up to you, but choose ones known to help with headaches, such as lavender and frankincense. Peppermint is also good for both headaches and migraines, and chamomile is good if you want it to help you sleep as well. You will also need a container for the balm and a double boiler.

Make the Headache Balm

Now that you have all the necessary ingredients for the headache balm, it is time to start preparing it. What you want to do is first get your coconut oil to melt, since it is probably in its solid form. You can do this by putting the container or a small amount of coconut oil into a glass bowl, then placing it in the top of a double boiler. You can make your own by putting a medium pot on the stove with a little water in it, then putting a bowl on top of the pot (as long as it doesn’t fall into the pot), and the coconut oil in that bowl. Let it heat up for a few minutes to melt the coconut oil. You will then remove it from the heat and add in your chosen essential oils. Mix it well and pour it into a container and let it cool. Once it is cool, you are ready to use the balm.

Using Your Headache Balm

Once you are done making the coconut oil headache balm, you will need to learn how to use it. This works best when applied to your forehead shortly after you start getting a headache. It is going to soak into the skin, and that combined with the scent from the calming essential oils, it can help relieve pain as a result of the headache. You can also rub some on a damp washcloth, and rest that on your forehead to find relief.