Posted on March 10, 2016
Changes start happening to your body and hormones from the day you become pregnant. During pregnancy we need all the help we can get, so we're sharing some of our favorite essential oil blends and all natural recipes that will hopefully help make pregnancy an easier and more enjoyable journey for you.
I would like to note: this blog is based on research and my personal experience being pregnant. I am not a doctor, and always recommend you talk to your doctor before adding anything new to your lifestyle while pregnant. I read online that oils were not safe during the first trimester, but my doctor gave me the green light to use them right away. Lemon, ginger and peppermint essential oils helped my acid reflux tremendously the first few months, so I will personally tell you it was fine for me. Again, do what is best for you and your baby.
Here is what we'll be talking about:
Which essential oils are safe for pregnancy & ones to avoid
Essentials oils to use during labor
Essential oils to use after birth
Choose Essential Oils safe for pregnancy:
This is not a complete list, but is a safe list of oils that we sell in our store. Oils not mentioned here may be fine if they are properly diluted and used. Consult your doctor or birth coach for questions about your body and oils.
Oils to be cautious about during pregnancy:
Safety is key, so avoid these oils to be safe. Again, this is not a complete list, but oils that we sell that we don't recommend during pregnancy.
Citronella-small doses, always diluted
Clary Sage (only SAFE during labor, helps contractions of uterus and ease discomfort)
Peppermint (if used during the latter part of pregnancy or after childbirth, it can limit milk production in some mothers)
Ylang Ylang (very powerful and only very small amount are needed)