Posts Tagged ‘Headache’

Ask Cary: Ingestion + Migraines

September 5th, 2014

We get all kinds of questions about essential oil therapy, and Cary makes sure to answer each and every one of them. Recently, we realized that those answers were only going to the person who asked the question. You know that at 21 Drops we believe that sharing is caring, so we decided to do a weekly roundup of some of the Q’s & A’s to help you be your best self!


This week’s topics: Ingestion + Migraines



Question: Some of my friends drink their essential oils. Can I ingest 21 Drops?

Answer: The ingestion of essential oils is a controversial subject. Because of that, we, at 21 Drops, support both the inhalation and topical application of essential oils, not ingestion. Learn more on how to apply here.


Question: I suffer from chronic migraines. I’d love to avoid taking pills every day. Can you recommend anything to keep my head pain at bay?

Answer: Lavender oil, peppermint oil and rosewood oil can work wonders on migraines. I created the Headache blend to help ease this kind of pain. Apply it to the temples and back of neck for the best results.


Do you have a question for Cary? Ask here.



7 Reasons to Love Peppermint

August 14th, 2014

Greek mythology claims the underworld god Pluto was in hot pursuit of the sexy nymph Mentha when his wife, Persephone, put an end to the affair by angrily stamping her into the ground. The same lore tells us that we have Pluto to thank for then turning Mentha into an herb.


Cultivated since ancient times, traces of Peppermint have been found in Egyptian tombs from as far back as 1000 B.C., while the Romans used the herb as a digestive aid, even wearing garlands of Peppermint to celebrate feasts. Our Peppermint oil is sourced from an organic farmer in India that steam distills the plant’s leaves in situ, ensuring their exceptional quality and vibrancy.


7 Reasons to Love Peppermint


Peppermint oil is well-known for relaxing the intestinal tract, making it highly effective in combating nausea, digestive problems and heartburn. Its cooling properties help ease headache and migraine, and its decongestant, expectorant and analgesic properties are well-documented. Emotionally, it awakes, refreshes and uplifts, stimulating and increasing focus.


In short: Peppermint is great for nausea, digestive problems, heartburn, headaches, congestion, pain relief and focus.


Peppermint can be found in our Headache and Focus blends.


Why Lavender is the Most Widely Used Essential Oil

July 31st, 2014

The Granddaddy of essential oils, Lavender has been used for thousands of years by a host of civilizations. The Egyptian, Phoenician and Arabian people coveted it for its perfume properties; the ancient Greeks used it as a cure for everything from insomnia to aching backs to insanity; the Romans infused their bath water with its flowers, giving Lavender its name, from lavare–the Latin word for wash. For centuries, Europeans even sprinkled Lavender on interior floors to disinfect and deodorize their homes.

Lavender Essential Oil

Even today, Lavender is the most widely used essential oil. Some could argue it is the (almost) all encompassing essential oil, as its healing properties truly run the gamut. And Lavender’s floral, balanced aroma blends easily with most other oils.


Emotionally, Lavender calms, soothes and nurtures, encouraging balance in all the bodily systems. It should come as no shock that many nighttime lotions tend to have a lavender scent. Many massage therapists use it in massage oils for deep relaxation, and it can be simply dropped (only 3-5 drops) in a warm bath in the privacy of your own home.


But lavender’s properties extend much further than just its calming effects.  Research shows that Lavender is analgesic, antirheumatic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic and an antioxidant.


Lavender can be found in 6 of our essential oil blends:

Detox – to soothe nerves

Headache – to pacify, nurture and rebalance

De-Stress – to reduce anxiety

Uplift – to brighten the spirit

Carry On – to balance the emotions

Immunity – to help purify the body


3 Essential Oils that Stop Headaches

July 15th, 2014

Looking for a natural way to help relieve headaches? Essential oils are a great alternative to over-the-counter and even prescription medications. We’ve put together a list of the three oils that stop headaches (all of which can be found in our Headache blend) and why we love them.




If you have these oils on-hand and want to do some blending yourself, follow this simple recipe:

Add 5 drops of Rosewood oil, 7 drops of Lavender oil and 3 drops of Peppermint oil to 1 ounce of unscented lotion or jojoba oil, mix and rub on the insides of your wrists, temples, back of your neck and chest. Take a nice deep breath and feel your headache melt away!

Not into DIY and looking for a simple solution? Try our 21 Drops Headache blend.


I Love It When I Can Find Effective, Safe and Chemical-Free Remedies

February 14th, 2014

“The #05 Headache blend from 21 drops is absolutely just what I’ve needed. I tend to get headaches often. Many times they start from tension in my neck and move up. I also have a history of chronic migraines. Not only do I have many chemical sensitivities, but I have recently switched to all-natural products and I love it when I can find effective, safe and chemical-free remedies.”

21 drops has just that. Made with essentials oils blended to stimulate bloodflow, the #05 Headache blend relieves the pain and helps me focus on what matters…my son, my work, my hobbies…my life. I love the Mini-Rollers because I can easily stash one in my purse, pocket, wallet or console in my car. I purchased the four pack sampler of the Mini-Rollers from Sephora after hearing about them on Twitter and reading great reviews. I am so glad that I did because I’ve now discovered an all-natural remedy to alleviate my headache pain, and it even lessens the neck pain.

I would also like to add that in the past I was very hesitant to take OTC medication at the onset of a headache, and often times my headaches would progress into full-on migraines. I can honesty say that if I dab 21 drops at the source (for me usually on my neck and temples), it prevents it from progressing and the pain begins to subside instantaneously. I must say I also love the design of the bottles. They’re colorful and a cute…just another added bonus. I’m thrilled to have discovered 21 drops, and will continue to use the headache blend, as well as others. The #01 Invigorate and #18 Sleep are also fantastic blends. I am anxious to try several others, such as #08 Pain Relief and #07 Equalize The only regret I have about 21 drops is that I did not discover them sooner!

– Lori Leal

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Buy #01 Invigorate Here

Buy #05 Headache Here

Buy #18 Sleep Here


I Can’t Wait to Try More

February 4th, 2014

“I’m always looking for natural ways to improve life’s little moments of anguish. I was delighted to find 21 drops and have them work so well! I tried the mini-set that includes #05 Headache, #06 Passion, #09 Focus and #18 Sleep. I loved them all so much, I had to share with my blog audience and I tell all my clients. I can’t wait to try more!

These were my faves:

#05 Headache: This one I use a lot. I am a victim of frequent mini headaches. Sometimes stress-related, sometimes linked to computer neck or the very uncomfortable bed my husband and I plan to replace when we move. I rub it on my wrists, neck and temples or waft the bottle under my nose a few times for a power punch of healing. It works well for mild headaches.

#18 Sleep: Wow! Talk about powerful! Sleep is a precious commodity that doesn’t always come easy for me. I have tried everything from meditation to herbal remedies to relaxation supplements. These sleep drops are the perfect remedy. For one thing, I had no idea how well it would work, so I put a little dab of oil everywhere and took a big whiff before going to bed the first night I bought the drops. Ha! I slept like a baby and was even groggy the next morning because I dosed it a little high – I had no idea it would work so well! Now that I know better, I can adjust my dose, unlike the other methods, to accommodate my needs and my schedule. A good whiff ensures I’ll fall asleep fast. A couple of dabs keep me asleep through the night without morning grogginess. And, I can add more for lazy Sundays, when I can wake up slowly.”

– Danielle Tworek

Buy #05 Headache Here

Buy #06 Passion Here

Buy #09 Focus Here

Buy #18 Sleep Here

Great Product, Great Customer Service

January 10th, 2014

“I was gifted the #05 Headache blend, upon opening the box the bottle had a small crack and most of the oil had leaked. I contacted 21 Drops via Facebook and they promptly answered and were more than happy to send me a replacement in exchange for my broken bottle. In the meantime, I purchased the Quick Fix sample pack and am loving it. Definitely recommend 21 Drops to anyone looking for quality essential oils that work!”

Buy #05 Headache here

A Teacher’s Best Friend

October 29th, 2013

“I teach Small People, and the high frequency of their merry voices often causes me quite a headache. 21 Drops’ Headache blend brings me quick and almost immediate relief when I feel soreness developing.”

“It cools my temples and unfurrows my brow, and allows me to breath deeply and take a moment’s peace in an otherwise hectic day. A pleasant side effect is that it has a soothing effect on all within a sniff’s distance!”


Buy #05 Headache Here

My Headaches Hurt

September 18th, 2013

“I get really bad headaches sometimes they even make me throw up and my mom rolls this thing (#05 Headache) on my temples and forehead. I feel a little better after that.”

– Sydney

Sydney - sleep


Buy #05 Headache Here