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How to safely use Essential Oils during your pregnancy

By June 8, 2021 No Comments

Essential oils have experienced a boom over the last few years, due to an increase in consumer desire for natural health and hygiene products to assist with their family’s wellness needs.

Pregnant and new Moms especially are looking at more natural alternatives than modern medicine for themselves and their children, but are cautious with which alternatives they can use safely. Here is a short guide to using Young Living essential oils safely during pregnancy.

𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝟭𝘀𝘁 𝗧𝗿𝗶𝗺𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿

Essential oils should be used sparingly in the 1st Trimester, but can be safely used in times of need – knowing your dilution ratios is key!

Common symptoms in the 1st Trimester that Essential Oils can assist with and offer support:

– Extreme Fatigue:    Lemon, Peppermint*, Valor, Orange
– Nausea/Morning Sickness:    Peppermint*, Lemon
– Constipation:    Orange
– Headache:    Peppermint*, Citronella
– Heartburn:    Lemon, Peppermint*

* Peppermint should be used sparingly but it can offer huge relief for symptoms of pregnancy.

According to clinical aromatherapist and Aromahead Institute Founder – Andrea Butje: “Since we’re assuming that essential oil constituents cross the placenta, it is generally suggested that the mother use very little essential oil during the first trimester, and only as needed at a 1% dilution.”

𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝟮𝗻𝗱 𝗧𝗿𝗶𝗺𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿

Once you enter your 2nd Trimester, you may use your Essential Oils more liberally however you should still dilute them appropriately and use on a need-to basis. Essential oils can be an incredible support during this stage of pregnancy!

Common symptoms in the 2nd Trimester that Essential Oils can assist with and offer support:

– Aches and Pains:    Valor, Lavender
– Stretch marks:    Lavender, Frankincense
– Hyper Pigmentation:    Lemon
– Numb or Tingling Hands:    Lavender, Peppermint*
– Swelling of the Ankles, Fingers, and Face:    Lavender, Lemon

* Peppermint should be used sparingly but it can offer huge relief for symptoms of pregnancy.

𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝟯𝗿𝗱 𝗧𝗿𝗶𝗺𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿

For some, the 3rd Trimester is the most challenging – both physically and mentally. It is the “home stretch” that seems to last 736 years! Essential oils can be an incredible support during this stage.

Common symptoms in the 3rd Trimester that Essential Oils can assist with and offer support:

– Hemorrhoids:    Lavender, Frankincense
– Heartburn:    Lemon
– Difficulty Sleeping:    Lavender, Valor, Frankincense
– Tension/Anxiety:    Valor, Lavender

Please Note: Peppermint should be avoided in the 3rd Trimester.

𝗗𝗜𝗟𝗨𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡 𝗥𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗦

“Diluting” oils refer to combining an Essential Oil with a carrier oil such as Grapeseed oil, Fractionated Coconut oil or even Olive oil. Important to note that we are NOT diluting the benefits of the Essential Oils but rather helping them to be “carried” further.

– For pregnancy a 1% dilution (3 drops per tablespoon of carrier oil) is recommended for whole-body use, and no more than 4% (12 drops per tablespoon of carrier oil) is recommended for smaller, targeted areas during pregnancy.

 

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  • Premium Starter Kit Deals only available to non-existing Young Living members as it includes a 𝘯𝘦𝘸 membership.
  • June Promotion only valid while stocks last

 

If you have any questions, would like more information or guidance – please get in touch with me at enquiries@liaandreese.co.za or call/message/Whatsapp me on 076 203 9825

– I am an independent Young Living Distributor

Disclaimer

The above advice is based on Young Living essential oils and I cannot advise on the same results or safety of other brands of essential oils. When taking chronic medication, always consult your medical practitioner first before using other remedies.

 

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