Essential Oils for helping with pregnancy ailments

April 11 20112 Commented

Categorized Under: Natural health information, Natural skin care, Pregnancy

Here is some information from the Dolphin Clinic about Essential Oils that can used during pregnancy, for some common ailments that may be experienced during this time.

Constipation: Add 30 drops of Patchouli to 30ml of carrier oil and rub over the abdomen in a clockwise direction.  Start at the lower right hand side, by the groin and rub right up to beneath the breasts, across and down the other side.

Exhaustion: Use this mixture as a body or bath oil – 10 drops of  Lavender*, 10 drops of Grapefruit, 8 drops Chamomile*, into 30ml carrier oil.  * Not to be used in the first trimester

Haemorrhoids & Varicose Veins: To help prevent; use 15 drops Lavender*, 5 drops Lemon and/or Frankincense* into 30ml of carrier oil.  Gently massage the legs in an upward motion.  Also use in a foot bath/bowl (2-3 drops of each into a bowl) * Not to be used in the first trimester

Indigestion: 30 drops of Cardamom essential oil to 30ml of carrier oil.  Rub over the abdomen and around the rib cage.  Use only once a day.

Leg cramps: 10 drops of Lavender*, 3 drops Ginger. Place in a bowl of hot water and soak your feet.  Can also be used as a massage blend (add to 2ml of carrier oil) * Not to be used in the first trimester

Morning Sickness: A bowl of boiling water with 4-6 drops of Spearmint oil, placed on the floor by your bed overnight, will help keep the stomach calm.  Use for 3 consecutive night and then stop – symptoms should have eased significantly.  If  required repeat again in 1 week for 3 nights.

Nausea: Fill a bowl with boiling water and add 2 drops of Ginger per 1 litre of water.  Cover your head with a towel and inhale for five minutes with your eyes closed.

Odema: Always consult your Midwife or Doctor if you have swelling.  Rub this mixture over your ankles and legs (working in that direction), the fingers and arms (in that direction) and especially on the back.  Don’t use on the abdomen and only use once a day for 10 days.  Ginger 3 drops, Pine* 2 drops, Lavender* 5 drops into 30ml carrier oil.  * Not to be used in the first trimester

Stretch marks: Dolphin Clinic Stretchmark Prevention Oil*. Use as an all over body massage oil.  Apply twice daily where stretch marks occur, targeting lower and upper abdomen, breasts and buttocks. * Not to be used in the first trimester.

Birthing. Use Dolphin Clinic Birthing Essentials Kit, which contains Jasmine massage Oil 15ml, Clary Sage Massage Oil 15ml and Lavender Essential Oil 10ml.   We can happily get this in for you if you wanted it.  These are the three most common oils used during labour, all contained in a simple kit women can take to the hospital with them.

Contractions/Induce Labour: To help strengthen contractions and/or help bring on labour use Jasmine Massage Oil.  Not to be used before your due date.  Rub into the abdomen and/or lower back, or use in the bath (not during a water birth – you do not want the oils to come into direct contact with the baby).

Pain: To help ease pain use Clary Sage Massage Oil.  Again rubbed into the abdomen and or lower back.

Nausea: Lavender. In a vapouriser, compress or massage blend.

Relaxation: Lavender. In a vapouriser, compress or massage blend.

New Born Baby: Lavender in a vaporiser. Try to make the environment the baby comes into as soothing as possible.

* Not to be used in the first trimester.

This Pregnancy Chart indicates oils to avoid during pregnancy.

Avoid the following essential oils for the entire pregnancy: Aniseed, Basil, Bay Laurel, Cedarwood, Cinnamon, Citronella, Clary Sage, Clove Bud, Coriander, Cypress, Fennel, Geranium, Jasmine, Juniper, Marjoram, Myrrh, Nutmeg, Peppermint, Rosemary, Sage and Thyme.

Avoid the following essential oils during the first trimester: Chamomile, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Lavender, Lemongrass, Pepper – Black, Pine and Rose.

Enjoy the other Dolphin Clinic essential oils and massage oils throughout the entire pregnancy with caution.

You can use any carrier or healing oil safely throughout the entire pregnancy.

Thank you so much the Dolphin Clinic for this excellent information.

All of these beautiful oils and information are thanks to Dolphin Clinic

All of these beautiful oils and information are thanks to Dolphin Clinic.


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