You need to try the Migrastil Migraine Stick, the essential oil stick that’s an awesome, all-natural headache remedy.
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I’ve been a headache sufferer for years. Some weeks I find myself forgetting what it’s like to not have a headache. I get all kinds — sinus, tension, hormonal, I-ate-dinner-too-late — basically every damn kind of headache you can think of. Ibuprofen helps most of the time, but taking too much of that isn’t great, either. So a few months ago, I was feeling kind of stuck. But like a superhero bursting into a scene with a heartening crescendo, enter: Migrastil Migraine Stick.
I actually discovered this product in a BuzzFeed roundup of headache and migraine products that Amazon reviewers loved. Over the summer, my doctor had recommended I take less ibuprofen to prevent “rebound headaches” (oh yay, another kind!), which, as the name suggests, can happen as a rebound effect after taking medicine for a headache. I was really trying, but it was impossible to get through the day without doing something for my pounding head. So when I saw how many of my fellow sufferers swore by this product, I had to give it a try: $11 and a bottle small enough for me to to carry with me everywhere? It was a no-brainer (no pun intended).
Now, I’m not someone who’s into essential oils, and strong scents often trigger my headaches instead of helping them, so I was a bit skeptical of the oil stick at first. Turns out, though, the fragrance level is just right. It includes three scents that I actually like — peppermint, spearmint, and lavender — and the smell is more refreshing and sinus-clearing than perfumey.
It’s a completely clear oil that doesn’t leave your forehead all shiny. You use the simple roll-on applicator to apply a bit to your forehead and temples (don’t go too crazy or you may accidentally get some in your eyes), and then apply as much as you want to the back of your neck. Within 30 seconds, you’ll start to feel cooling relief.
And I’m not the only one. People on Amazon love this shit. Here are some more folks whose lives have been blessed by the power of this stick:
So even if it’s not technically ~magic~, I seriously recommend this to anyone who whose life regularly gets interrupted by headaches. You deserve better!