Hangover Remedies With dōTERRA
Oh the joys of drinking alcohol. There’s nothing quite like it. Nor is there anything like that dreadful morning after a festive night out. The throbbing head, the dehydration, the aches, the nausea and that disjointed feeling… Yeah you know how it is. I don’t have to tell you much about what a hangover is like.
While you may have forgot to drink enough water last night, that throbbing in your head isn’t going to let you off the hook now. It’s time to do something to make you feel better – and fast.
Below you will find out about some of the best dōTERRA essential oils for hangovers. You’ll also see some DIY recipes to help you apply your oils.
After you learn about the essential oils stick around for some more natural remedies and recommendations for soothing that sore noggin.
Grapefruit is an excellent mentally uplifting and refreshing oil. It helps ease a stressed body and mind by promoting positive feelings of hope, happiness and peacefulness. It is rich in vitamin C and antioxidants which help bolster the immune system, which can get depleted by heavy drinking. Grapefuit is also well known for treating migraines. It’s great to apply directly to the temples and forehead.
2.) Juniper Berry
Juniper is well known for its detoxifying and cleansing properties. It helps to clear and stimulate the mind as well as ease aches and pains. The excellent cleansing properties of juniper are ideal for detoxing. If you are feeling particularly heavy with toxins from drinking and/or poor eating you can combine 3 drops of juniper with 1 tablespoon of carrier oil and rub it onto the bottom of your feet.
Rosemary is an excellent all around oil. It has fantastic brain tonic qualities, refreshing and clearing the mind and enhancing concentration and mental clarity. Some of it’s main qualities are reducing the severity of headaches/migraines, reducing memory loss and mental fatigue with it’s clearing and stimulant qualities. It’s a perfect fit for hangovers!
Sandalwood is a potent anti-inflammatory. It calms inflammation and soothes tension. Sandalwood has a cooling effect on the body which helps calm blood pressure and reduce any symptoms of fever in the body. It’s sedative in nature and calms and relaxes the nervous system. This is great for helping induce a restorative, restful state that your bodies and minds need after a night of drinking.
Oh lavender, who isn’t familiar with this fantastic plant? Lavender is a wonderful healer and has many therapeutic actions. It’s anti-inflammatory qualities are renowned and it’s ability to calm and balance the body, mind and nervous system are ideal for relaxing when it is time to calm down and heal while recovering from your hangover.
A great blend to put into your diffuser for hangovers and any time that you have a sickness or respiratory complaint.
This synergistic respiratory blend includes the following essential oils:
1.) Take a soothing Essential Oil infused bath
Fill tub with warm water.
While filling tub combine the following ingredients in a non-reactive bowl:
- 1 tsp milk
- 2-3 drops juniper
- 2-3 drops grapefruit
- 1-2 drop rosemary
Add your ingredients to the tub, disperse the oils and soak for 30 minutes or more.
Alternative oils. If you have some of the following oils in your collection they can be used/substituted for the above oils. These are also supportive of hangovers.
- Carrot seed
Just make sure that the total amount of oils in your bath doesn’t exceed 10.
2.) Simple wet washcloth body rub
Another simple EO application you can apply before or after a bath is an EO infused wash cloth.
Soak a washcloth, ring out excess water.
Sprinkle your washcloth with:
- 1 drop juniper
- 1 drop grapefruit
- 1 drop rosemary
Rub briskly over your entire body.
3.) Simple neat toxin eliminating Essential Oil massage blend
Combine and bottle the following oils:
- 5 drops fennel
- 3 drops lavender
- 5 drops sandalwood
- 10 drops lemon
For hangover apply 2 drops neat of your blend onto the liver area and slowly massage in. You can also apply 2 drops to the back of the neck and massage in for added relief.
Can also be used as an additional bath blend. Add 6-8 drops to your bath and enjoy.
4.) Simple diffuser blend
Add the following oils into your diffuser:
- 3 drops peppermint
- 3 drops lavender
- 3 drops rosemary
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