I don’t get headaches very often but yesterday I had one that blighted everything I tried to do. I knew I had brought it on myself, I was overtired, dehydrated and kept forgetting to eat. So I started there first, I drank about 500ml of water, had some food and went back to bed for a nap. But it didn’t make a difference 🙁 So in defeat I took some paracetamol as a last resort. After an hour that had still made no difference either and I was getting frustrated and snappy because I couldn’t concentrate and just fed up with this nagging pain above my eyes.
My husband was outside in the garden washing his bike and as it was such a lovely evening I decided to sit out there too next to my herb pots. Intuitively and without thinking I brushed my hands through my mint plants then sniffed my hands to experience the wonderful mint scent. I immediately remembered that mint essential oil is good for headaches, so I plucked a large leaf and instinctively rubbed it across my forehead and temples, before inhaling the scent by holding the rest of the leaf under my nose (or rather right up against my nostrils 😃 I just can’t get enough of the mint scent!). Within five minutes (I kid you not!) the headache was gone!
I felt clearer like a breeze had blown through my head taking the pain with it and my mood instantly lifted. And the headache did not return the whole night either. Sometimes the simplest solutions and remedies are (literally) right under our nose! ☺️