6 scents that could be triggering migraines

Migraine headaches make quite an entrance, don’t they?

These headaches are often so intense that even opening an eye feels impossible. Pain, nausea, dizziness – it’s just awful. Migraine headaches can be triggered by stress, certain foods, and YES, certain scents.

Here are 6 essential oils you’ll want to use caution with, especially if you tend to have migraines:


Highly floral scents like geranium can be EXTREMELY sweet. In some cases, this can trigger a migraine headache, resulting in that dreaded pain and nausea. To avoid this, use your floral scents VERY sparingly, especially until you know how your body will react. For example, if you want to use your rose oil to mend a broken heart, just put one drop in your bath and enjoy.

Ether-Rich Oils

These oils offer an amazing list of benefits; however, overusing them can have a neurotoxic effect and cause symptoms such as headache, dizziness, and nausea. Use these oils sparingly, and in some cases, they should not be used at all.

Here are a few ether-rich oils that you may be familiar with:





If you’ve already been using these oils successfully, keep on using them. However, if your migraines have been triggered, now you know a possible culprit. Don’t worry, though; there are many essential oils that can soothe the symptoms of a migraine. So don’t for one minute think you’ll have to give up your oils!

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