Essential Oils in Pregnancy, Birth, and Beyond (using DoTERRA Essential Oils)
Morning Sickness: Put three drops of grapefruit or peppermint essential oil into a diffuser by your bed. This can sometimes help with the morning nausea. You may find waking up to these scents helps reduce nausea.
Swelling and Water Retention and Pregnancy Edema: Lemon- use a few drops in water internally on a daily basis. “Liquid Sunshine,” super antioxidant and antibacterial properties. You can also use three drops of Geranium, Lemon, and Lavender in a roller bottle with fractionated coconut oil and roll on ankles and feet a few times a day especially at the end of the day and massage feet and ankles in an upward movement toward the heart. Place a drop over your heart.
Heartburn and Morning Sickness: DigestZen and/or Peppermint a drop under the tongue, rub on abdomen, a few drops in a capsule a couple times a day, or rubbed on the bottoms of your feet. You can also fold a tissue into a small square or cup your hands and add three drops of peppermint essential oil. Inhale as needed for either. Another option is, if you can tolerate it, add three drops of peppermint essential oil in a glass of water and sip throughout the day.
Restful Sleep and/or Insomnia: Serenity especially nearing delivery.
Low Back & Leg Pain & Pressure: Deep Blue and AromaTouch nightly massage is wonderful! Sciatica: Mix three drops of essential oil with 1 tbs of carrier oil and apply to the painful location. Rubbing a few drops of geranium on the painful location and then soak in a bath of epsom salts with lavender.
Congestion: Breathe. Add a few drops to your diffuser, cup of your hands or bowl of hot water and inhale steam. Place a drop f clove and thyme on the tips of your middle fingers and finger walk middle of the nose up and out towards the cheek bones.
Depression: Place 3 drops of Lavender or Elevation and mix it with carrier oil. then massage into upper back, neck, and face and avoiding eyes. Wear as a perfume or diffuse Citrus Bliss.
Avoiding Stretch Marks: Add 2-3 drops of Helichrysum, Lavender, Frankincense, 1 cup Virgin Olive Oil, and liquid from 6 capsules Vitamin E and 4 capsules Vitamin A. Apply a couple times a day starting with when you feel like it.
Emotional Stress: Add 2 drops of either Lavender or Elevation to a carrier oil and massage into wrist, neck, and around the ears.