Pregnancy can be an amazing time in a woman’s life, but it’s not without its frustrations. One of the most difficult things about being pregnant is all the rules about what you can and cannot put in or on your body. Here’s some ways to use essential oils during this exciting, and stressful, time in your life.
Diluting essential oils into a carrier oil is a good idea when pregnant. Typically, 1-2 drops of oil can be diluted into 1 tsp of carrier oil (we recommend fractionated coconut oil). Having roller bottles or even empty essential oil bottles can be a handy place to put diluted or blended oils.
- Anxiety/Tension: lavender, ylang ylang, melissa, or myrrh- diffuse or dilute and apply topically
- Energy: Combine equal parts Roman chamomile, geranium, and lavender in carrier oil- apply topically
- Lactation (Milk Production): Clary sage (start production), basil (increase production), peppermint (decrease production)- dilute and apply to breasts
- Morning Sickness: Ginger or peppermint– diffuse, dilute and apply topically or place drops in empty vegetable capsule and swallow
- Postpartum Depression: lemon, lavender, frankincense, clary sage, geranium, grapefruit, bergamot, myrrh, or orange- diffuse, use topically with a carrier oil or place in bathwater
- Preeclampsia: Cypress- dilute and apply to feet
- Oils to Avoid During Pregnancy: basil, birch, cassia, cinnamon, rosemary, thyme, wintergreen.
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*These claims have not be evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If you have serious health concerns, consult a doctor- and bring your oils with you! You never know which doctors will be willing to help you take a more natural approach to health care!