How to use pure essential oils during the three trimesters of pregnancy
Aromatherapy, and the use of pure essential oils is a beautiful and supportive therapy for both mother and baby. It can provide an enriching dimension to a woman’s experience during this time and ease her discomfort and reduce stress levels.
No essential oils are to be applied to the body during the first three months.
Morning Sickness: Create a Spritz of 2 drops Lime and 1 drop of Mandarin in 80ml water and spritz into surrounding air or dispense a drop of each on a tissue and inhale at intervals.
Emotional Support: Vaporise with Lavender, Roman Chamomile and Mandarin. One drop of each.
In Essence Tip: Use Jojoba oil as a daily moisturiser during the whole term of Pregnancy to promote elasticity and nourish the skin.
SECOND & THIRD TRIMESTERS:
Recommended oils include: Bergamot, Roman Chamomile, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Neroli, Mandarin, Lime, Orange.
Daily Vaporisation to create a relaxing environment. 3 drops in total.
Aromatic Bath: Enjoy a relaxing bath with Lavender and Roman Chamomile to help to soothe and relax the body while preparing for sleep. 1 drop of each.
Weekly Massage: Continue to moisturise each day with Jojoba.
In Essence Tip: Carry your In Essence 100ml Spritz bottle everywhere you go for daily survival. Add 2 drops of Lavender to calm and 2 drops Lime to help with feeling queasy.
Delivery support blend: Vaporise Geranium, Lavender and Clary Sage (1 drop of each) to relax the mother and help relieve the symptoms of the emotional ordeal of delivery.
Lower back pain: Compress Frankincense, Jasmine and Lavender (1drop of each) on lower back to help relieve the discomfort of contractions.
Spritz to refresh room and clear the head: Peppermint (3 drops)