• Laura

Essential Oils that are safe during Pregnancy

Updated: Dec 9, 2018

Congratulations, Mama! Pregnancy is such an exciting time full of planning and heading into the unknown, as much as it can be a an amazing, positive experience there can be times which can be challenging such as sickness, body aches, anxiety etc. If you are like me and don't particularly like taking over the counter medicines then essential oils are a fantastic natural alternative.

Essentials That Are Safe To Use

Essential oils have been used for over 25 years by midwives, doulas, nurses, and mothers-to-be and have shown no harm to the mother or baby. That said you can only use essential oils after your first trimester and only some are safe to use which I have listed below for you.

"There are no records of abnormal fetuses or aborted fetuses as a result of the normal use of essential oils, either by inhalation or by topical application' (Jane Buckle,RN)

  • Bergamot

  • Black Pepper 

  • Chamomile, German/Roman 

  • Coriander

  • Cypress

  • Fir Needle 

  • Frankincense 

  • Geranium 

  • Ginger 

  • Grapefruit 

  • Juniper berry 

  • Lavender 

  • Lavender, Spike 

  • Lemon 

  • Lime 

  • Marjoram, Sweet

  • Mandarin

  • Neroli 

  • Orange, Sweet

  • Patchouli

  • Petitgrain 

  • Pine, Scots  

  • Rose, Otto

  • Rosewood 

  • Sandalwood

  • Spruce, Norway 

  • Tangerine 

  • Tea Tree 

  • Thyme  

  • Ylang Ylang 

My Recommended Blends

For Morning Sickness/All Day Nausea

In a diffuser

Peppermint ( 4 drops)

Lemon (4 drops)

Lavender (2 drops)

To Boost Energy

In a diffuser

Bergamot (3 drops)

Grapefruit (3 drops)

Lime (3 drops)

Relieve Body Aches

In 50ml of base oil (almond,coconut,grapeseed)

Lavender (4 drops)

Chamomile (4 drops)

Sweet Marjoram (4 drops)

If you have any questions about any of these blends or have something more specific you would like to try essential oil blends for drop me a message!

Laura x