Headache Home Remedies (That Really Work)

Headaches, I’m sure you’ll all agree, can be pretty horrible. Not only do they make you feel like a little man is drilling inside your skull, but they can affect your vision, make you feel nauseous and prevent you from doing the things you need to do during the course of the day. The good news is that most headaches can be overcome, and there are lots of natural remedies that are actually pretty effective at beating them...

Yes, it might seem too simple to be true, but humble H20, that most important of substances, can actually clear up a lot of headaches pretty fast. You see, often when we have a headache, it is because we are not nearly as hydrated as we should be. So, by drinking lots of water regularly, we can solve the problem and prevent it from happening again.

Neti Pot

If you’re dealing with a sinus headache, then using a neti pot which is filled with saline solution could be a lifesaver. Simply use the neti pot to irrigate your sinuses, removing any nasties that could be blocking them and you will almost instantaneously feel relief. It can feel weird and uncomfortable at first, but you soon get used to it.

Ah ginger, that spice that is so beloved of wellness enthusiasts everywhere! Not only is it great for managing morning sickness and improving digestion, but it can also help to reduce inflammation in the head and the blood vessels, which means it is really good at reducing the pain of a headache, and the nausea that comes along with more serious headaches and migraines. Everyone should have a stockpile of ginger in their pantry, its such a useful little spice.

Peppermint Oil

Peppermint oil not only smells amazing, but the act of smelling it can cure your headache by opening up blood vessels that have become clogged. The menthol contained in the oil will also help to regulate your blood flow, which means a few breaths of it will really help you to feel better. To use it safely, mix 3-5 drops of peppermint oil with a tablespoon of neutral carrier oil such as jojoba, coconut or almond oil, and maybe a little water and massage it onto your temples.

Lavender Oil
Another oil which can work wonders for more minor headaches is lavender. You can simply place a few drops on a tissue to help you relax, or you can add 3-4 drops to a cup of boiling water and inhale the steam and it will help you to feel better almost immediately. It’s great for helping you sleep when you’re experiencing discomfort too.


Doing yoga or performing basic stretches that flex your neck and head can help to take away the tension and drain away the pain of a headache. Just make sure that you know exactly what you’re doing before you attempt them.

Do you use any other natural remedies to help you deal with a headache? Please share them with us all.

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