Migraines and Essential Oils

Note from J.E.DiPalo:

It has been a while since my last blog post, and I apologize. I have been going through a lot with my husband beginning his new real estate instructing career, but also attempting to finish my second book, Divided. I still hope to release it by late October – early November.

doTERRA Essential Oils have been a part of my life for over two years now, but I’ve been living with Chronic Migraines for close to two decades. Almost all the oils I’ve purchased (which are most of the single oils and some of the blends) have been tried for these blasted migraines because different people say different oils help them. Several of the oils have temporarily eased the tension in my neck and scalp, but not the headache itself.

Peppermint smells great and cools me off, but doesn’t help one bit. The Deep Blue Rub feels wonderful in massages to ease tension and cramps, everywhere except my neck and lower back where it gets too hot, and has actually triggered a migraine. Breathe is also cooling and opens my sinuses, and helps me sleep during a migraine, but it doesn’t work to relieve it. Cedarwood smells amazing and it has actually helped my headache decrease in intensity for a short period of time, but that’s it. Eucalyptus, Lemongrass, Spearmint, Serenity, Balance, even Vetiver.

These migraines have a powerful tolerance to medication, and I guess, Essential Oils too.

My oil mentor holds classes to educate her group on uses and healing properties. I love using Essential Oils. They have made my life much healthier and brought some amazing people into my life, not to mention a 2-hour break from life on Tuesday evenings at the classes.

My mentor went to the doTERRA 2017 Convention where they released many new oils including ROSE Touch (diluted)!! Rose Essential Oil is one I’ve waited for since I started doTERRA. Besides all the stuff about Rose having the highest vibrational frequencies, which may or may not have any factual scientific basis, I have just always felt happy when smelling roses. That has to count for something, right?

In my oil class, my mentor decided last week to play Bingo and I was the second to get a Bingo! The prizes were a roller ball of Melissa oil, spray bottles of Jasmine, Rose, and Whisper blend, and samples of On Guard products. The first winner grabbed up the Melissa, and I chose the Rose spray!

The past week, two headaches did not become migraines, but lasted several hours each. Today I woke up with the “normal” pressure in my left eye that precedes a migraine, went to the bathroom… and threw up. Awesome.

I got my son ready for school, my husband took him, I tried eating some crackers and ginger ale. They came back up. I lie on the couch with an ice pack and fell asleep until 1pm when my phone rang. Got some new oils to try and each wore off within 15 minutes or didn’t work at all.

Then I remembered my Rose spray. I sprayed it into my hand and spread it on my forehead and temples.

To my great relief, the swollen feeling in my left eye greatly subsided for about 20 minutes. It could be psychological, a placebo effect because I want it to work. I want something to work. So I’ll give it time, but I’m going to keep a more detailed journal on what helps and what doesn’t and for what duration of time.

If you are interested in learning more about Essential Oils and/or would like to purchase a kit to find out yourself, visit mydoterra.com/indelibleoils

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