Want to know the best essential oils for pregnancy? There are a lot of essential oils out there and they all come with their benefits and uses. So if you want to know the essential oils for pregnancy, this list will give you an idea.
Essential Oils for Pregnancy
I love essential oils. Who doesn’t right? Apart from its amazing aroma, you can also get a lot of benefits from them. That’s why when I was pregnant with my children, I see to it that I have some essential oils handy all the time. Not only does it help you calm down, but some can also help balance your hormones and even manage nausea and morning sickness. So if you’re pregnant, planning to be or know someone who is, share this knowledge with them. You may also want to consider giving them a few essential oils for their baby shower.
1. Morning Sickness and Nausea
Morning sickness is very common in the first trimester of pregnancy. Instead of just hoping that it will pass, try essential oils like: ginger, peppermint, lemon, and spearmint. Click here to read more.
Pregnant women are prone to hypertension and it almost always results to risky pregnancy. You can inhale lavender oil or place a few drops on your tongue to help you out.
This is most common in the last trimester of pregnancy. Although the swelling normally goes away after childbirth, this may still cause some discomfort and pain. You can take 1-2 drops of grapefruit, lemon or lime on your tongue to help naturally get rid excess water. You can also try this DIY spa treatment that uses a combination of lemongrass, grapefruit, cypress and coconut oil.
When you’re not pregnant, it’s so easy to just take medicine for your headache but being pregnant means you have to be extra cautious. You can make your own salve by using essential oils like peppermint, lavender and eucalyptus.
Heartburn is very uncomfortable, solve it with a combination of peppermint and lemon essential oil. See how here.
Nobody wants to have stretchmarks but it sometimes becomes avoidable when you get the belly bump. Use this stretch mark serum that uses neroli, lavender, myrrh and lemon essential oil twice a day to help prevent it.
7. Sleeplessness or Insomnia
Get a good night rest by applying a few drops of lavender essential oil on your feet. If you can’t reach them anymore, ask someone else to help you.
Solve that problem with this easy recipe:
- 1 drop peppermint
- 2 drops helichrysum
- 2 drops geranim
- 2 drops cypress
Mix everything with a carrier oil and apply on the affected area.
9. Yeast Infections
Pregnant women are more prone to yeast infections. It’s a good thing that essential oils can help. Just combine a few drops of melaleuca, lavender and 2 tbsp. of bath salts in a warm sitz bath and soak for about 10 minutes. See it here.
So whenever you feel like something is not right, always remember that there’s an essential oil to help you out!
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Lucy Mauterer says
I am a certified aromatherapist. You might want to be very cautious using lavender during pregnancy except in the last week or so because it can, in some women, stimulate contractions.