Migraines just plain SUCK. Apologies for the foul language I’m normally not so crude (Ha! Just checking to see if you’re really paying attention). No, but really, they are just plain horrible. I remember the first time I ever experienced a migraine. Winter 2006, 9pm, Chicago, IL. Yup. That darn thing knocked me d-o-w-n.Until recently, I was migraine-free for a long time. But, I think I’ve counted 10+ in the past two months. I feel like I must be losing brain cells by the week because those suckers hurt.
Now, I am now on a mission to figure out the cause (a.k.a. Operation Kick Migraine’s Ass). Why the mission? Well, I know from personal experience & from working with many clients that the body is brilliant. We experience ailments because something is wrong. Our body gives us these clues so we can address the issue. Yes, it could be something as simple & horribly detrimental as lack of sleep causing my migraine. But, it could also be a nasty reaction to mold in the basement. Or, an allergy to gluten (yup, I have one of these too).Whatever the issue is, I’ll figure it out. In the meantime I need a solution. Although I rarely use traditional medicine, migraines have had me running to CVS at god awful hours of the night. But, like most of you know, Tylenol doesn’t cut it. I wish I could I just say “Calgon, Take me Away.” But, like you, I’m a busy mama with a busy little boy who doesn’t stop because mama has a booboo.So, what’s my delicious solution? It’s peppermint oil. This isn’t any old peppermint oil. This is 100% pure, therapeutic grade peppermint oil by Young Living that can be safely ingested. Since discovering this amazing oil, I’ve nipped 5+ migraines in the bud. I put 1-2 drops in a 16oz glass or stainless steel bottle of water & drink it down. (Note: Don’t put 100% pure essential oils in plastic bottles.) Within 5 minutes or so, I’m good to go. After the first time I avoided a full-on migraine, I thought “I must have been dehydrated.” But, since then I’ve been super diligent about drinking 100+oz of water/day & still am getting migraines. To my amazement, the peppermint oil has worked like a charm every time. Get your own delicious migraine peppermint oil here.
Do you get migraines? Why? What are your favorite natural solutions? Have you ever tried 100% pure therapeutic grade peppermint oil?