How to Blend Essential Oils & Pregnancy
Essential oils can be a supportive addition on your journey towards parenthood.
Pregnancy is a special time: your body will be changing and growing for the nine months you are supporting the development of a new person. Comfort and safety are two priorities that many expecting mothers can resonate with, and so can we. If essential oils are part of your life before pregnancy or if you want to support your wellness while sporting a new ‘bump’, read on for tips on how to use them safely.
Talk to the professionals
There’s lots of information out there about what you should - and shouldn’t - eat, drink and put on your body while pregnant. The best way to figure it out is to talk directly to your health care providers. They will have information about what over-the-counter drugs to avoid, foods to steer clear of, and what essential oils will be safe for you to use.
Every body is different, and your health care team can weigh the benefits for your specific needs and give you solid advice. Pick the oils you are drawn to, read the label, then take the bottle to your health care provider to discuss whether it is a good choice for you. If you decide you don’t want to use something you’ve bought from us, don’t worry - we’ll take it back, no questions asked.
Ease into it
We’ve formulated some products specifically for use by mothers and mothers-to-be, so start with those on your pregnancy wellness journey. Our Mother's Wellness Soothing Blend is formulated for just this time in your life. Calming lavender and soothing chamomile relax the mind and body, while earthy rosewood, soothing chamomile, and uplifting grapefruit help provide a natural boost.
Mother's Wellness Stretch Mark Blend helps to preserve skin's elasticity before, during and after pregnancy. (Top tip: this supportive blend can be used at any time, whether you are expecting or not!) Regular use keeps the skin moisturized and supple and helps prevent the formation of stretch marks, and will also improve the appearance of any existing stretch marks. Massage in a clockwise direction with a light touch, especially in the first trimester.
We have many other pregnancy-safe blends for you to incorporate into your daily mom-to-be ritual. Here’s our top picks:
Sentiva Soothing Body Lotion | To rehydrate your skin, lather on this gentle shea butter and olive oil blend
Goddess Bath Salt Soak | To pamper yourself, have a soothing foot soak or bath with these floral salts (we recommend a half a cap of salts)
Supporting your wellness with essential oils during pregnancy can be valuable, but getting the green light from your healthcare team before using is priceless. However you choose to support your wellness, we wish you the best in this new chapter of your life!