It's time!! The beautiful life you have been helping grow and nurture for the past nine months is ready to finally meet you. The labor process can be exhausting and lengthy, but it is all worth it in the end, so don't you worry. We have a few helpful blends to help induce labor, calm your labor pains, and sustain energy during the exciting and emotional birthing process.
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.
Essential Oils for During Pregnancy
Sleep Serenity Blend
To restore a good night's sleep we suggest a combination of Lavender, Orange, Amyris, and Ylang Ylang.
Diffuse while sleeping, place a drop on your pillow, or rub on the bottom of the feet to achieve a perfect night's rest.
Morning Sickness (Anti-Nausea) Blend
This is a combination of Ginger, Peppermint, and Lemon.
You can also add Lavender for a roll-on blend.
To prevent an afternoon slump we suggest our energy pick-me-up made with Peppermint, Lemon, Frankincense, Bergamot, and Grapefruit.
Rub in you palms, inhale deeply, and massage, on the back of your neck. You can also use this blend in a diffuser as well.
Bloating & Water Retention Blend
To avoid the bloated uncomfortable feeling we suggest a 3-5 drops of Lemon or Grapefruit to yous glass of water each day.
Yeast Infection Care Blend
To combat irritating yeast infections we suggest a few drops of Tes Tree, and Lavender. Add those will 2 tablespoons of bath salts into a warm bath. Soak fro about 10 minutes.
Vapor Rub: To prevents chest congestion or colds we suggest a blend of Frankincense, Fir needle, and Bergamot. Use this blend as a rub on your chest to clear any unwanted congestion.
The Invigorating Blend: To invigorate and sustain energy we suggest a blend of Wild Orange, Lemon, Grapefruit, Mandarin, Bergamot, Tangerine, and Clementine with a hint of Vanilla.
The Monthly Blend: To enhance uterine contractions we suggest a blend of Clary Sage, Lavender, Bergamot, Roman Chamomile, Cedarwood, Ylang Ylang, Geranium, Fennel, Carrot Seed, Palmarosa and Vitex .Only use this blend once labor has started.
Speeding Up or Induce Labor: Use Clary Sage as a uterine tonic but it shouldn't be used until you have reached your due date. Place a drop on your ankle reflex points and diffuse along with Myrrh during labor.
Discomfort: To relieve discomfort especially with a posterior baby we suggest to use a few drops of Peppermint. Massage and apply pressure to the area.
Labor Pains: To relieve labor pains we suggest a few essential oils such as, Lavender, Clary Sage, Ylang Ylang, Sandalwood, and Vanilla. You can soak in Lavender and Clary Sage with bath salts, or use the other oils as a blend with a carrier oil and massage into hips, abdomen, and bottoms of feet.
Perineal Tearing: To prevent perineal tearing we suggest
mixing 2 drops of
Clary Sage and 2 drops of Geranium with 2 Tbs of a
carrier oil. Massage hourly into perineal area.
Essential Oils for After Birth
It has been a few days or even a week with your newborn and you are soaking up every second you have with them. We want to help you enjoy these first few months with your baby without worrying about the side affects of birth. We have you covered from postpartum to restoring and recovering your body's overall natural rhythm.
Postpartum Contraction Blend
To prevent uncomfortable contractions, we recommend a combination of Lavender and Franckincense.
Combine oils with a carrier oil such as coconut or avocado oil and apply to lower abdomen.
Rejuvenation Blend (Vein Circulation)
To create a cooling relief to sensitive tissues of your anus and rectum, we recommend a combination of Geranium, Frankincense, and Lavender.
Mix oils with 1 Tbs. of carrier oils such as coconut or avocado oil and apply as needed.
To aid in recovery: To help your body restore and heal after the birthing process, use a blend of Clary Sage, Lavender, Bergamot, Roman Chamomile, Cedarwood, Ylang Ylang, Geranium, Fennel, Carrot Seed, Palmarosa, and Vitex. Rub on reflex points of your feet and ankles.
To soothe the perineum area: We suggest a blend of Lavender and Geranium. Either make a spray for the area or create a mixture of 10 drops to 2 cups water and soak pads. You can freeze the pads to offer a cold effect as well.
You can also create a blend of Cyress and Lavender to bathe and soak in for 10-15 minutes. Use 2 drops of Cypress and 2 drops of Lavender and repeat up to 3 times a day.
To improve nipple health: We suggest a blend of Lavender and Helichrysum. Rub the blend on nipples between feedings and wash off with coconut oil. You can use a gentle soap before the next feeding.
To improve and regulate lactation: We suggest a blend of Basil and Fennel. Rub a drop around the breasts, but avoiding the nipple area.
To avoid postpartum depression: We have a diffuser blend and a roll-on blend. The diffuser blend contains Lemon, Wild Orange, Clary Sage, Bergamot. Disperse 5-7 drops of this blend in a diffuser 3 times a day. The roll-on consists of Wild Orange, Geranium, Frankincense, Spruce, Rosewood, and Blue Tansy. Use 6 drops of this blend with 1 Tbs. of a carrier oil. Massage into your neck, shoulders, and feet up to 3 times a day.