Best Essential Oil for Head Tension

doTERRA Essential Oils for Headache

Head tension in general typically involves most of the muscles in face and neck, because all these muscles are interconnected with each other. 

Head hurts are a frequent problem that can be caused by a variety of psychological stress, allergies, or even other health-related issues such as dehydration

While over-the-counter drugs come in handy all the time, it’s still important to understand what’s causing someone’s head tension to be able to address it properly - which essential oils are known to do so. 

Here are the common types: 

  • Hypertension
  • Migraines
  • Sinus
  • Cluster
  • Exertion
  • Hormone
  • Rebound
  • Post-Traumatic

Some of the causes of head tension can actually make the muscles very tight in the head and neck which means we don't get enough blood flow to them. When this happens, this creates the tension in the muscle which creates tension in the nerves too. 


How do Essential Oil help to relieve head tension?

Essential Oils extracts ease neck and facial muscle tension, boost blood circulation, clear the sinuses, and decrease inflammation. The amazing thing about pure essential oils is that they reach the base of the problem and stop the discomfort. Inflammation, sinus congestion, stress, and muscle strain are all common causes of headaches. 

Essential oils have indeed been demonstrated to relieve head tension in the most organic and natural way - without any repercussions. 


Top 3 Essential Oils for Head Tension


It has a strong cooling effect. It increases blood flow while decreasing muscular spasms that produce head tension. Peppermint oil can be used to treat sinus tension and head tension by rubbing it on the back of your neck.

It will also be helpful to apply Peppermint in the back portion of temples and the occiput of the neck and head, just along the spine to ease any tension 



The anti-inflammatory properties of Frankincense oil are well known. Also, studies reveal that frankincense has analgesic and sedative qualities, which aid in the relief of tension headaches and migraines induced by anxiety and stress. And it is often used aromatically and topically to assist ease the pain.


Past Tense

Together with Copaiba and Frankincense, doTERRA’s Past Tense blend is perfect for head tension caused by emotions, grief and other overwhelming feelings. This is a beautiful blend of Peppermint, Wintergreen, Basil, Rosemary, and Marjoram and is already diluted in coconut oil. 

This chemically diverse blend provides cooling, calming, and soothing effects. When applied to the neck, shoulders, or behind the ears, the relaxing effects of PastTense oil are immediately felt.

Alternatively, you can also take a little bit of your finger and put it on pressure points along head. Remember that some pressure points are along the temples so when you get a head tension, run strip right along your forehead and temples and apply the oil in a circular motion. 



Known as the Queen of the essential oils, Lavender has proven track of promoting relaxation and feelings of relief during difficult situations that causes occasional headaches. Whenever feeling down and restless, it’s best to put a drop to your palm and inhale Lavender directly, or diffuse it together with Balance.



For headaches caused by sinusitis and other respiratory-related issues, Eucalyptus together with Breathe and Peppermint are the best go-to oils. These mentholated oils can help open up nasal passages and help relieve sinus tension by clearing sinuses. 


Deep Blue Rub

You may have probably read a lot about doTERRA's Deep Blue line, which is a collection perfectly made for muscle and joint rub to help relieve tension, but Deep Blue Rub is a perfect addition for occasional head tension. The rub provides a comforting cooling and warming sensation to problem areas. Infused with CPTG Certified Pure Tested Grade® Wintergreen, Camphor, Peppermint, Blue Tansy, Matricaria (German Chamomile), Helichrysum, Ylang Ylang, and Osmanthus essential oils, 

You can rub it all along the back of the neck and right behind the ears, get it deep into neck muscles where most of the tension arises that causes head tension. 


Copaiba Softgels

Not only this provides a daily dose of Copaiba Essential oil in a convenient easy-to-swallow softgel, this also supports the nervous, cardiovascular, digestive, immune, and respiratory systems when taken internally. This is a great tool for pain management and stress reduction and has anti-inflammatory properties. 


Diffuser Blends for Head Tension

Go Away Tension

2 drops Frankincense

3 drops Lavender

2 drops Roman Chamomile


Muscle Relief

4 drops Peppermint

3 drops Lemongrass

3 drops Eucalyptus


Chill Out Evening

2 drops Peppermint

4 drops Lavender

2 drops Lemongrass


Seasonal Threat Support

4 drops Frankincense

2 drops Peppermint

2 drops Eucalyptus

4 Lavender

Wrapping Up

Suffering from a head tension is never comfortable, that's why it's critical to discover a quick and efficient remedy that will allow you to get on with your day. When you detect the unpleasant signs of a head tension, use one of these essential oils to get the comfort you deserve. Because of its anti-inflammatory, anti-stress, relaxing, detoxifying, and energising characteristics, they can be very beneficial for treating head tension.

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