Sunday, 23 March 2008


During my student days in Australia, we used to hunt frantically for whatever remedies would work WITHOUT us having to go see a doctor (expensive for international students!). Not that I’m advocating self-treatment, but at the time it was ‘whatever works, goes’.

Migrastick was one of the ‘miracle cures’ for migranes and headaches. At one time, I couldn’t find any of them in the stores, but now that a friend told me they’re back on the shelves and readily available, I thought I’d include a post on it.

The product itself is simple – it’s a small vial (3ml) with a roller-stick containing 100% essential oils. The product description claims that Migrastick is a natural solution to quickly relieve pain and headache in a chic and practical pocket format, and contains no preservatives, parabens, colourings or alcohol. The massage effect and the cool sensation provided relieves pain associated with headaches and migraines.

When experiencing sensations of a heavy head, tension, stress or (duh) migranes, apply Migrastick with 2 or 3 short circular movements on the temples, forehead and neck for relief. However, Migrastick should be avoided by the following groups:

  • Children under 12 years of age
  • Pregnant or lactating women
  • Epileptics

The Verdict:
It’s a great complement to the usual paracetamol and aspirin I usually take for headaches, and speeds up the ebbing time as well. Also good for the times you just want a little pick-me-up and refresh yourself at work. The only warning is – you WILL smell rather strongly of peppermint (one of the key essential oils in Migrastick), so apply rather sparingly…just a couple of applications will give you all the relief you need, and the effects last for a fair while. Also, with the 3ml size it’s just so easy to pop into your handbag or drawer. One major drawback though – at AUD$12.95 a pop, it’s just way out of my budget for regular use.

Migrastick retails in 3ml vials for approximately AUD$12.95 and can be gotten at any Priceline, Coles or Woolworths’ outlets. Also available in the UK and USA via its local distributors – more information can be gotten here.

Rating: 4 / 5
Value: $



At 12:21 pm, March 23, 2008 , Blogger Tine said...

Ooooh I wanna check this out. That's it lah, I'm going to Priceline after the Easter break :p

At 5:33 pm, March 23, 2008 , Blogger beetrice said...

tine: *sigh*...I miss Priceline...they had the best cheap stuff ever...


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