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Thursday, 2 July 2009

Foot Bath for Headaches

The following foot bath is excellent at relieving headaches and migraines.

You will need a bowl large enough to place both of your feet in, water, 1 drop each of peppermint, lavender, and marjoram essential oils, and 1 drop of linden blossom absolute. The linden blossom absolute is quite expensive but is excellent at relieving headaches and migraines. I have read that it is best to use cold water as apparently when you soak your feet in cold water it draws heat away from your head bringing you relief from your headache.

Fill the bowl half way with cold water. Combine the essential oils with a teaspoon of milk or a tablespoon of Epsom salts or sea salt to disperse the oil before adding it to the foot bath. Place your feet in the foot bath, sit comfortably, close your eyes, deeply breathe in the essential oil aromas, and relax for about 10-15 minutes.

It is advisable to consult your GP prior to performing this foot bath if you suffer with diabetes, neuropathy in the foot, and Raynaud’s disease.

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