Lavender is an herb that has many different forms and uses. My interest in it, is as an essential oil. Lavender essential oil is commonly used in aromatherapy and is a known remedy for headaches and migraines (I am hopping this will work for me), as well as stress and muscle pain.
Many sources recommend that the oil be added to a bath or used with a compress on the forehead. Although I have not tried it yet, I am a little bit skeptical because I think the main source of my headaches is neck pain/stiffness. I will try different methods though, including a compress on the neck of the neck.
I picked up this little bottle from Goodness Me for about $15. There are cheaper and more expensive bottles based on the quality of the lavender (organic).
I will be testing this method over the next few days/weeks to see how it works in comparison to common chemical pain killers.