These pots are great for traveling or keeping in your purse for those sudden headaches.
What you need
If you can not get hold of Shea butter, then substitute the 3 oz of Shea butter with 1 extra oz of beeswax and 2 oz of either a massage oil base like Apricot oil, or use Olive Oil.
Start by melting the beeswax and Shea Butter down in a double boiler method.
Once the beeswax is melted add all the oils together including the lavender oil.
Now add the mixture to small lip balm pots or miniature jam jars.
This recipe makes 9 0z (250 g) of solid headache relief balm.
How to use: Apply to your temples and take deep breaths.
Here are some more ideas for relieving headaches
Headaches can certainly ruin one’s day. However, there are ways in which you can ease the, at times, before they turn into full migraines. Try these tips as soon as you feel a headache forming.
Medication like Tylenol and Motrin can ease many headaches. Follow the direction on the package. If you can take these with a small cup of coffee, they can even work faster. However, be warned that Tylenol does have caffeine in it. If you have problems with caffeine you may want to stick with Motrin. Neither should be taken on a regular basis.
A warm compress
Place a warm compress over your eyes. The warmth may ease not only your pain but help to open your sinus cavities, which may be producing some of your pain in the first place.
If you can, lie down in a darkened room. If you can only lie down for a ten minutes do that as this action of lying still with your eyes closed can sometimes ease your pain. It gives your body time to relax and sometimes this is all we need to calm down those nerves that are starting to react and starting to produce the pain in your head.
Drink warm tea
Warm teas such as green tea and chamomile tea can warm up your body, ease your pain and help to relax your entire body. That is why they are always a good cure when you are sick or when you are beginning to experience head pain.
Gently massage your temples, forehead and neck
If you can or someone else can gently massage your temple area, your forehead and your neck area, you may be able to loosen up some of the tension that is building in those regions. This may help reduce your pain.
Eating something spicy
If you believe your headache may be due to your sinuses becoming plugged, you may want to try eating something spicy to help open them. However, if you feel any stomach discomfort you may want to skip this tip.
Try to mediate or practice a yoga pose
Mediation and yoga are two great ways to calm your body and to find your own state of relaxation. Sometimes all you need to stop a headache is to get your body in a relaxed state.
Take a brisk walk
Exercise stimulates our blood. This can help pump oxygen to our head. This is one reason why exercise can benefit an ongoing headache. If you exercise outside, the fresh air may also be beneficial.
If you continue to have headaches on a regular basis, seek advice from your physician on how to stop them permanently and finding out the root of their cause.