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essential oil use for pregnancy

There are many essential oils that are listed as dangerous to use during pregnancy. However, essential oils that do not have any known safety concerns can be used at a 1%  dilution rate during pregnancy. For the first trimester, is the most crucial to only use at a bare minimum rate of dilution. For the third trimester, try avoiding essential oils that will induce early labor. Pregnancy is a very delicate time for both mother and child, so we believe that essential oils should be used cautiously during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Below is a guide on what you can use to treat various symptoms that come with pregnancy.

Recommendations

Morning sickness – Ginger, Peppermint, Spearmint

Refreshing – Geranium, Lemon Myrtle, all Citrus, Peppermint, Spearmint

Sleep – Lavender, Chamomile, Cedarwood

Stretch marks – Frankincense, Geranium, Helichrysum, Rosehip, Argan, Almond Sweet, Apricot Kernel, Safflower, Jojoba

Vaginal stretch – Argan, Almond Sweet, Apricot Kernel, Safflower, Jojoba

Labour – Clary sage, Lavender, Ylang Ylang

Breasfeeding – Clary sage, Fennel, Geranium (avoid peppermint)

Cracked nipple – Argan, Almond Sweet, Apricot Kernel, Safflower, Jojoba

Mastitis – Chamomile, Lavender, Frankincense, Rosalina, Tea Tree

Post-natal depression – Geranium, Lemon Myrtle, all Citrus, Chamomile

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best essential oil use for pregnancy

Note: Carrier oil is safe to use at any stage which helps in retaining moisture, reduce the chances of stretch marks developing and lessen the visibility of stretch marks.

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