Simple home remedy for a headache or migraine: submerge hands and feet in warm water and put an ice bag or bag of frozen something at the base of your skull. The heat on your extremities pulls the blood from your head relieving some of your headache.
This solution is for heavy duty cleaning. Washing soda can be found in the cleaning aisle of your local grocery store along with the detergents and other cleaning products. Washing soda is not baking soda. I use Arm And Hammer Super Washing Soda.