Top 10 Pregnancy Safe Essential Oils
Pregnancy comes with a lot of strict rules surrounding things you can and can't do, for the safety of you and your baby. No more sushi. No more soft cheese. No more champagne. It's a tough gig. Essential oils are no different. There are some that are safe for pregnancy and others that should be avoided. Today we'll be going through our Natural Aromas top 10 pregnancy safe essential oils so that you know how best to protect you and your little one.
Are essential oils safe to use during pregnancy?
It's best avoid essential oils altogether throughout the first trimester of your pregnancy. This is the period of time where your baby is most fragile and sensitive to outside elements. When you hit the second trimester though, you'll be all set and ready to bask in your natural aromas once more.
Whenever you use essential oils, especially while pregnant, it's important to do a patch test on a small space of skin. This is to make sure you don't suffer from any skin irritation or allergies to the natural oils. Your skin may be more sensitive during pregnancy so it's important to patch test your essential oils even if you've already done so in the past.
Some oils are safer than others when it comes to diffusing or applying blends topically while pregnant. Let's find out which ones...
Which essential oils are safe to use during pregnancy?
10.Tangerine Essential Oil
Tangerine essential oil is an amazing lymphatic stimulant. It has antisposmadic properties and also helps calm and soothe the mind, body and soul. Another great benefit of tangerine essential oil is that it helps prevent stretch marks!
9. Cardamom Essential Oil
Cardamom has been known to help ease digestive issues and stomach discomfort. Much like most essential oils it has soothing properties that help you find your calm in times of stress. Cardamom is also helpful in promoting clear airways and healthy breathing.
8. Mandarin Essential Oil
An amazing essential oil, mandarin smells so very good and is helpful in promoting a good night's sleep.This is especially important during pregnancy.
7. Spearmint Essential Oil
Spearmint oil is much like peppermint oil, but is a little softer and less potent. This makes it safe for use during pregnancy, offering its help to ease stomach upset and morning sickness that occurs during pregnancy.
6. Chamomile Essential Oil
Helpful for soothing aches and pains in muscles, teeth and the dreaded migraine, chamomile essential oil is anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, analgesic and antispasmodic. Basically, it's a wonder oil. Oh, and it helps with indigestion too - a common issue that arises during pregnancy.
5. Cypress Essential Oil
This essential oil is fine to use outside of the first 5 months of pregnancy. It helps soothe varicose veins, hemorrhoids and swelling in the ankles and other joints. Its antiseptic properties help ward off dangerous germs.
4. Lavender Essential Oil
We all know that lavender is the queen of calm, but it also has a bunch of other helpful properties. It can work as an anti-depressant, it has healing qualities and can help soothe aches and pains related to pregnancy. It also helps with fluid retention and encourages renewal of cells.
3. Lemon Essential Oil
A powerful cleaner, lemon essential oil has antibacterial, antiseptic and antifungal properties. Its been known to help ease morning sickness and can be a pleasant massage oil for soothing varicose veins.
2. Frankincense Essential Oil
Frankicense has many amazing properties. It's warming and soothing and it can help promote healing and ward off harmful bugs. This is a powerful protector that makes a wonderful ally during the pregnancy journey.
1. Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
Ylang Ylang essential oil not only smells amazing, it helps lower blood pressure, soothes the mind and can act as an antidepressant when you're not feeling so crash hot. It's known to work as an aphrodisiac as well, so if you're feeling like you've lost that loving feeling this oil may prove to be a wonderful help.
That brings us to the end of our list. What is your favourite pregnancy safe essential oil? Let us know in the comments.
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