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The Natural Way to Soothe a Headache

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It’s that time of year when all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, along with an ever-growing “to-do” list, can leave us with a pounding headache, but a study in Phytomedicine has found peppermint oil can help a headache as effectively as acetaminophen.

Before you reach for an over-the-counter pain reliever to cure your next headache, this natural ingredient has been proven to offer fast relief.


According to Woman’s World, peppermint’s natural oils soothe pain nerves, relax spasming scalp muscles and boost blood flow to tame swelling.

Woman’s World recommend mixing 6 drops of peppermint essential oil with an ounce of unscented lotion and then firmly massaging the mixture into your neck, forehead and temples.