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Cure A Headache In The Shower With This Brilliant Tip

Today I'm sharing a recent discovery of mine that combines the soothing effects of a warm shower with the headache-busting power of essential oils!

Jill Nystul • January 20, 2023

Jill Nystul • December 20, 2023

Jill Nystul • December 20, 2023

Jill Nystul • December 20, 2023


Do Showers Help Headaches? The Case For Heat Therapy

I experience headaches and migraines on a fairly regular basis, so I know how crummy they can make you feel! But if it’s not the kind of pain that has you glued to the couch, a warm shower can be a surprisingly effective intervention.

Taking a warm shower to soothe a headache is technically a form of heat therapy, which is often recommended for treating tension headaches and a variety of other ailments that can make us feel crummy. From common colds to garden variety aches and pains, the heat from a warm bath, hot water bottle, or heating pad can help ease our discomfort and help us feel better faster.

I can personally vouch for the soothing effect of a hot shower for headaches (or a warm shower, anyway). And I recently discovered a simple way to make a warm shower even more effective against headache pain, and that’s what I’ll be sharing with you today!


How To Soothe A Headache In The Shower

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I realized that I could amplify the headache relieving effects of a warm shower by incorporating Complete Relief, my headache-busting essential oil blend! Introducing this blend into the warm, steamy environment of your shower is an easy and natural way to relieve headache pain and start feeling better fast.


Step 1 – Select Your Water Temperature

A hot shower (or water that’s as warm as you can tolerate it) is great for easing all sorts of aches and pains, including tension headaches. However, it’s important to know that it’s not always the best choice!

If you tend to experience nausea as a side effect of headaches or migraines, hot water could make your nausea worse. In that case, cool water is your best bet for finding relief from both the headache and nausea!


Step 2 – Add Essential Oils

Before you step into the shower, use the Complete Relief Ready-To-Apply Roll-On to swipe the blend onto your chest, shoulders, and the back of your neck. The steamy air and warm water will quickly carry the therapeutic aroma of the oils throughout your shower, and you’ll be feeling better in no time!


Step 3 – Relax And Rest

While you’re taking your shower, focus on taking slow, deep breaths. Play some relaxing music or nature sounds, and allow the water and essential oils to work their magic.

After your shower, drink a big glass of cool water, and lie down and rest for a while if possible. And if you can sneak a nap it, that’s even better! There’s very little a shower-and-nap combo can’t cure, in my experience! :-)

What’s your best tip for getting rid of a headache?