Of all the analgesic essential oils, lavender and peppermint have been shown to have the greatest effect in calming the nervous system.
Lavender is a great soother and sedative while peppermint is a stimulant. This combination of sedative and stimulant is especially calming for muscle pain and headaches.
The cooling vapours of peppermint also help to clear the sinuses which are often the cause of many headaches. We have added sweet marjoram to this blend too as it is great for easing tight, tired muscles and relieving nervous tension.
It is estimated that around 75% of people with chronic headaches and migraines can be effectively treated with targeted massage therapy. Use this wax for a firm massage to the back and shoulders with some more gentle work to the neck for relieving tension headaches and migraines. After a few weekly sessions, you (or more importantly your clients) will be amazed at the results. If you use a little of this wax to finish your treatment with a light massage to the temples of any headachy client, they will probably want to marry you and have your babies (well, maybe not quite - but you get the picture!).
Caution: Not for use during pregnancy or for children under 3 years of age. Do not use on broken skin.