Beat Head and Neck Tension with this Recipe

When I find myself staring at my computer for hours or listening to everyone unload their worries after a long day, symptoms like light and sound sensitivity, a tight neck, and a stiff jaw make their grand entrance. It’s all in the head, they say, and they can range from uncomfortable to debilitating, disrupting my day-to-day life.

Aristotle once said, “In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.” No truer words have been spoken! So when I want to beat head tension, I create a roll-on full of beautiful essential oils from nature that provide relief. 


Head and Neck Tension Roll-On


To make: 

Drop all the essential oils into the roller bottle and swirl gently to combine. Top off with carrier oil and cap.

To use:

Roll directly onto your temples, forehead, neck, and crown of your head at the first sign of tension. Avoid applying near your eyes. Rub the oil in gently with your fingertips for a soothing massage.

What’s in this head and neck tension roll-on?

It’s a pain in the neck—or head—to find natural ingredients that provide relief. Don’t you worry! Save the effort for other tasks and reach for this head tension roll-on that you can easily do yourself with premium ingredients.

Pro tip: Take the time to dig deeper and research on the key constituents listed under each oil. You’ll understand why our good friend Aristotle said what he said!

Basil (Ocimum basilicum)

Basil essential oil helps reduce occasional nervous tension when used in a massage and provides a calming and uplifting aroma during times of everyday stresses when inhaled. 
KEY CONSTITUENTS: Linalool, Eucalyptol

Marjoram (Origanum majorana)

Marjoram essential oil was known as the “herb of happiness” by the ancient Romans and “joy of the mountains” by the ancient Greeks. Marjoram may soothe fatigued muscles and joints when applied topically.
KEY CONSTITUENTS: Terpinen-4-ol, Gamma-terpinene 

Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)

Lavender essential oil is the most universal oil and has a tranquil aroma that is soothing to the senses. Lavender essential oil has endless uses, including easing occasional nervous tension and bringing calm. 
KEY CONSTITUENTS: Linalyl acetate, Linalool  

Roman Chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile)

Roman Chamomile essential oil has a tranquil aroma that helps you relax the mind and body by bringing a sense of calm. It is helpful during times of irritability, overthinking and worrying excessively.
KEY CONSTITUENTS: Isobutyl angelate, Isoamyl angelate, Trans pinocarveol

Peppermint (Mentha piperita)

Peppermint essential oil is here to lend a helping hand for neck and head tension! With its constituents of menthol and menthyl acetate, this peppy oil leaves a cooling sensation when applied to your tense neck and head.
KEY CONSTITUENTS: Menthol, Menthone

Helichrysum (Helichrysum italicum)

Helichrysum, from the Greek “helios” for sun and “chrysos” for gold, is one of the world’s most sought-after essential oils. It has a unique chemistry that provides several benefits. Emotionally and energetically, helichrysum essential oil is healing and balancing. 
KEY CONSTITUENTS: Neryl acetate, Gamma-curcumene, Alpha-pinene 

Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)

Invite the fresh, invigorating scent of Rosemary when you roll on the head tension recipe. Constituents eucalyptol and alpha-pinene feel and smell great when you massage the blend into your temples, neck, and forehead. 
KEY CONSTITUENTS: Eucalyptol, Camphor, Alpha-pinene

Take that, head tension from hell!

Tame your throbbing head with the convenience of a roll-on consisting of some powerful essential oils. Keep this tension buster in your bag, your work desk, or on your bedside table for when symptoms surface.



Aromatherapy hack: Just from reading up on the oils and their constituents, you shouldn’t be surprised to find out that they work wonderfully in a full body massage if and when you need the same beneficial action.

Hope that helps!




Some excerpts taken from: 


Beat head tension with this DIY roll-on recipe. (2019, April 4). The Lavender Life. Retrieved March 11, 2022, from

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