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Essential Oils to Use During Pregnancy

| July 28, 2015 | 10 Comments

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Like all things you expose yourself to during pregnancy, you need to take care with essential oils. These oils have been used for aromatherapy for centuries, and have many beneficial effects on the body and mood, but at the same time you do not want to use any that are detrimental for your health, or the baby’s. Everyone agrees that you should avoid the use of essential oils for the duration of the first trimester, but after that it is okay to use the oils.

If you are pregnant and unsure about what essential oils you can use during your pregnancy, check out these safe choices to help with everything from anxiety to restlessness.

Essential Oils to Relieve Stress

Stress often accompanies pregnancy, but it is very important that you do everything you can to reduce the amount of daily stress you are experiencing. Essential oils diffused in a room or added topically are the best way to experience the benefits and relieve stress, or prevent it from even becoming an issue. Lavender and rosewood essential oils are the best and safest choices for expecting mothers needing to reduce stress levels. 

Essential Oils for Mood Boosting

During pregnancy your hormones are raging, fluctuating and causing all kinds of changes in your body and mood. Sometimes, as an expectant mother you might feel down and are in need of mood boosters to help you get through the day.  Bergamot and chamomile are quick acting mood boosters that help your body balance itself out again naturally.

Essential Oils for Muscle Pain

Muscle pain is just one of the many things that the body can go through during a pregnancy, and it is something that can easily be dealt with when you know how. Eucalyptus essential oil is great at helping to reduce the pain that is accompanied by muscle spasms and aches. Gently massage it into the skin along with a carrier oil as soon.

Essential Oils for Fatigue

Eucalyptus and grapefruit essential oil are two of the most used essential oils for fatigue, with eucalyptus helping with muscle and general fatigue. eucalyptus has an almost immediate ability to perk you up and help you get going, especially in the mornings when you haven’t been able to sleep as well as you’d like. Diffuse either one in the mornings, or add them to your bath or shower to benefit from their properties immediately.

Essential Oil for an Upset Stomach

Ginger essential oil is one of the favourites for helping to calm an upset stomach, something that most mothers deal with during the duration of their pregnancy. Using this oil is safe during the second and third trimesters, so add a drop to the beverages that you create or just diffuse it in the home to help keep stomach issues at bay.


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Lyne is happily married and has two teenagers: a 16 year old son and a 20 year old daughter. She is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She is also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the Mayor's City Builder Award. Author's website.

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  1. kathy downey says:

    Thanks I will be sharing these tips with my friend who is due in Jan and is on bed rest.

  2. Anne Taylor says:

    This is very interesting! I’m going to share this post with my daughter who is expecting her first baby!


  3. Essential Oils for Muscle Pain sounds absolutely amazing!!!

  4. kathy downey says:

    Eucalyptus essential oil is great at helping to reduce the pain that is accompanied by muscle spasms and aches,wow I was excited to read this as I suffer with muscle spasms daily because of my MS.

  5. kathy downey says:

    Essential Oils for Muscle Pain sounds wonderful

  6. Kelly D says:

    I wish I had this type of information when I was pregnant!

  7. kathy downey says:

    I have passed all these tips to my friend who just found out she is have 3 babies…omg

  8. Anne Dougherty says:

    some great tips worth trying!

  9. kathy downey says:

    I have been using the Eucalyptus essential oil for muscle pain and its working very well for me !

    • kathy downey says:

      oops i forgot to add that i see a big difference with my sinus problems since im using Eucalyptus essential oil

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