Essential Oils For Pregnancy And Labour
Pregnancy is a beautiful time to be using essential oils. There are many oils which are not safe during pregnancy, so please be aware of this, and be cautious. Try these essential oil blends:
4-5 drops of spearmint and/or ginger essential oils as an inhalation can calm the stomach.
To Prevent Stretch Marks
This blend can be rubbed all over- especially the stomach, hips, thighs, and breast areas.
10ml Wheatgerm oil
40ml Apricot Kernel oil
50ml Avocado oil
5 drops Neroli
20 drops Tangerine
5 drops Lavender
Rosewood and Frankincense can be added too.
For Perineal Massage
This helps to prepare you for giving birth. It strengthens the tissue, increases elasticity and lowers the risk of tearing. There are some beautiful already prepared perineal massage oil blends that you can use, or you can try this simple blend.
50ml Sweet Almond oil
20 drops Lavender oil
Evening primrose oil and Calendula are a great addition to this simple blend too.
100ml Sweet Almond Oil
5 drops Neroli
10 drops Lavender
15 drops Clary Sage
10 drops Jasmine or Rose
Peppermint oil is great for the nausea that is often experienced in the later stages of labour. This can be added to an oil burner or diffuser in the room.
The information provided in this article is intended for educational purposes only and is general advice. It should not, nor is it intended to be, relied on as a substitute for individual medical advice or care. If the contents of this, or any other of the blogs in this series raises any concerns or questions regarding your health, please consult a qualified healthcare practitioner.