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Essentials Oils for Pregnancy

Updated: Aug 10, 2021





SAFE TO USE (Always Dilute)


AromaLife

Preeclampsia (Toxemia)


Bergamot

Elevate mood and combat depression. Analgesic, antiseptic, antidepressant, uplifting, and refreshing. Helpful for cystitis during pregnancy


Black Pepper


Blue Tansy


Cedarwood


Chamomile

Aid sleep quality. Help relieve bloating and gas. Improve the appearance of skin. Antiseptic, analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic. Soothes pain from muscular aches, headaches, toothaches and indigestion


Coriander


Cypress

After 5 months, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent and diuretic. Helpful for varicose veins, haemorrhoids and swollen ankles


DiGize

Morning Sickness (apply to feet and abdomen)


Elemi


Eucalyptus

Aids congestion, clear the sinuses and aid pain relief. Antiseptic, antibiotic, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antiviral. Helpful with respiratory congestion


Frankincense

Antiseptic, astringent, sedative, warming


Gentle Baby

May prevent stretch marks. Relieves mon's stress. Helpful for perineum massage


Geranium

After 3 months, antiseptic, antidepressant, astringent, refreshing, uplifting. eases aching legs and is good for poor circulation


Ginger

Morning Sickness (apply to feet and abdomen). Relieve upset stomach. Lessen the frequency and severity of nausea through inhalation.


Grapefruit

Astringent, digestive aid, lymphatic stimulant. Helps with water retention


Helichrysum


Into The Future

Let go of fear and trauma surrounding birth / labor


Lavender

Morning Sickness (apply to wrist & behind ears). Calming & anti-inflammatory. Headaches and migraines. May stop early labor if rubbed on belly. Antibiotic, analgesic, antidepressant, healing, relaxing. Helps soothe aches and pains of pregnancy, encourages cell renewal and helps with fluid retention


Lemon

Reduce nausea and stress levels. Antiseptic, antibacterial, antifungal, astringent, stimulant, tonic. Useful as an inhalant for morning sickness and in massage for varicose veins


Lime


Marjoram


Melaleuca (Tea Tree)

Antibiotic, antiseptic, antifungal, antiviral, disinfectant. Can be used to treat thrush during pregnancy.


Neroli

Antiseptic, antidepressant, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, relaxing. Useful in pregnancy to promote healthy skin cell regeneration and for easing nervous tension


Orange

Overcome feelings of anxiety or stress and improve negative moods


Oregano


Patchouli

Antiseptic, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, nerve sedative. Eases confusion, indecision and apathy


Peppermint

Morning Sickness (apply to wrist). Relieves headaches.


Pine


Roman Chamomile


Rose


Sandalwood

Antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antidepressant, sedative. Helpful for cystitis during pregnancy


Spearmint


Tangerine

Antispasmodic, lymphatic stimulant, calming, sedative. Helps to prevent stretch marks.


Thieves

Morning Sickness (diffuse)


Valarian


Valor

Aligns mom's hips. Soothes sciatic pain. Provides courage.


Vetiver


Ylang Ylang

Relaxing, improve hormonal swing, manage anxiety and irritability, antiseptic, antidepressant, aphrodisiac, sedative, lowers blood pressure. Restorative when overworked or tense.


OILS TO AVOID


Basil


Cassia


Cinnamon Bark

Induce Labor; ok during labor


Clary Sage

Induce Labor; ok during labor


Clove

Induce Labor; ok during labor


Jasmine

Induce Labor; ok during labor


Lemongrass

Might stimulate menstrual flow


Myrrh

Stimulates uterine bleeding


Rosemary

Induce Labor; ok during labor


Thyme

Might stimulate menstrual flow


Wintergreen

Might cause hormone secretions



* As always, use caution if you have allergies or a family history of allergies. If you think you may be allergic to an oil, do a patch test first.


This information has been provided with the best intentions possible. However, it is the responsibility of the user to seek professional medical advice from a doctor or midwife when considering which oils are suitable for their particular circumstance.

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