The 10 Best Roll on Oils to Relieve Migraines and Headaches (2020)

If you have chronic migraines or headaches, you know that they are the absolute worst, and when you've got one all you want is some relief. I've got chronic headaches and I recently discovered the power of roll-on oils. These headache oils provide major relief when your head won't stop aching. They're no mess, easy to carry with you, and super easy to apply. I wish I'd found them before, but now that I know about them I have to spread the good word.

I've pulled ten of my favorite roll-on oils that will have you feeling better in no time. Let's find one that's just right for you, shall we?

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Powerful and oh so helpful

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These three scents are going to make a lot of appearances on this list, so let's name them right up front: peppermint, spearmint & lavender. This migraine stick contains all three, and it's absolutely great if you apply it right as you feel your headache coming on. The reviews are seriously positive too: "I have no earthly idea why this works, but it brought me back from the dead after an 11 day headache. I found it worked better to rub it all over my hotpack, zap it in the microwave, and wrap it around the base of my neck. The aromatherapy was great, and it dulled my headache enough to restore my will to live. 5/5"

Get the whole pack

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If you're a big fan of essential oils as a whole, this pack of four different roll on oils will be a nice addition to your collection. You'll get four different blends: Shield, Sleep, Fresh, and Relief. Relief is where we're focusing today. This little baby gives you lavender, peppermint, wintergreen, rosemary, and marjoram scents that fight your headaches. I love having the other oils as well. Pairing sleep with relief is a perfect combo to keep me feeling good.

Straight lavender

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Lavender is one of the best oils around for relaxation, which is absolutely what you want when you're in the middle of a nasty headache. Cut straight to the chase with this lavender roll on oil. It will help to soothe you, relax your nerves, and is great for creating a calm environment for sleeping. Plus it's kid safe! If you have a kiddo who was like me and started getting headaches early, this oil is a godsend.

The Works

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I'm always a fan of getting more for my money, and this pack of 8 essential oils is exactly that. You get a variety of different scents, including Relief, which will help with anxiety, pain, and nervousness (exactly what we need for our headaches). I especially love this set because many of the blends work well when used together. Zen and Relief together are absolute headache destroyers. Plus they're all contained in easy to carry rollerball applicators that you can toss in a purse or bag.

Multi purpose

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This blend is a little bit different in that it doesn't have any lavender. It relies on peppermint, cardamom, ginger, and fennel. Not everyone loves the lavender smell, so it's great to have a different option that still works wonders for headaches. This may also just be personal preference, but I love the amber colored bottle for my essential oils. Plus it also works on general aches and pains.

Go hard or go home

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If straight essential oils aren't enough for you, this roll on lavender Aspercreme will absolutely take care of you because it also has lidocaine to numb your pain. It gives a serious kick in the pants to major headaches that are resisting anything else. I don't like to use this one all the time, but for major headaches it's perfect.

Pain relief for all aches and pains

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Look I'm thirty now and that apparently means that my entire body aches 90% of the time. It's great to have headache relief, but I'm also a fan of this Mend roll on because it gets at all those pains. Plus it comes in a two pack, so when I slather it all over my entire ancient body I've still got some left over to use tomorrow.

Less medication, less pain

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Here's what you want to hear: "I suffer from migraines, this item helps me get though some days with less medication. I have recommended it to friends and they feel the same way! I have a bottle of this in my purse and one by my bed at all times!" Um, yes please.


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This listing from Airome has a wide variety of options for you to pick from, but we're going to be focusing on their roll-on oils here. Their pack of four has lavender and peppermint, which are both great options for headache relief. Guard against protects against low grade sickness, which is also an important step in minimizing your headaches.

Migraine manager

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Here's what you get from this Gya Labs roll on: peppermint and spearmint, some nice floral and lavender, all coming together to sooth migraines. You'll want to apply this one to your temples specifically to get the most out of it, but it's definitely worth it.