Pregnancy can be rough
For some the entire 40 plus weeks flashes by and not one single pregnancy symptom. Others don’t have that same “luck”. For a mother who has miscarried it is hard and you look forward to these symptoms as a sign that the pregnancy is going strong. That doesn’t mean you don’t need relief from time to time.
If you haven’t already seen our post on the eight essential oils you should have on hand while pregnant I recommend you get those oils ordered. Having these oils on hand may help you avoid those late night runs to the store trying to figure out how to get the heartburn to stop. Maybe you are have anxiety about expecting a new baby and would like to take a warm relaxing bath.
Essential oils and blends
If you are creating a blend don’t forget to dilute with a carrier oil.
Acid Reflux/Heartburn — Add 2 drops of Lemon to drinking water. Apply Frankincense on throat and chest.
Anxiety — Diffuse or inhale Wild Orange or Lavender. Add Lavender, Ylang Ylang, or Geranium to a warm bath. This will also be great to have in the delivery room to help stay relaxed.
Breast Tenderness — Apply Lavender to the top of each breast.
Cold Sore — Apply Melissa or Bergamot at the first tingle; repeat hourly.
Congestion — Apply Lemon under nose, on chest, or to the bottoms of feet.
Constipation — Apply Lemon or Ginger to stomach or add to drinking water.
Depression — Use Lavender, Frankincense, Bergamot, Wild Orange, or Geranium. Diffuse add to bath or massage, or apply to bottoms of feet.
Edema/Swelling — Massage diluted Geranium, Ginger, Lemon, or Lavender into legs, starting at the feet. Work toward the heart, stopping at the thighs. Cypress may be used in the third trimester. Drink plenty of water.
Fatigue — Inhale Wild Orange.
Headache — Apply Lavender to the back of the neck and temples.
Hemorrhoids — Apply Geranium or Cypress to affected area or add to sitz bath.
High Blood Pressure — Add Lavender or Ylang Ylang to a nightly bath or diffuse. Avoid Peppermint oil.
Insomnia — Use Lavender, Sandalwood or Ylang Ylang. Before bed diffuse, apply to feet, or add to bath.
Itchy Skin — Apply diluted Lavender. Use Belly Butter Recipe.
Muscle Cramps — Apply Lavender, Bergamot, or Sandalwood.
Nausea — Make a mist with 20 drops Peppermint or Ginger, 10 drops Wild Orange, 15 drops Lemon. Add to a 4 ounce bottle and top it off with water. Mist when nausea strikes. Massage earlobes with Ginger; add to water to drink.
Perineum Preparation — Dilute Geranium and apply to perineum. Massage daily from 37 weeks until delivery.
Preterm Labor — To help stop preterm labor; massage 1 to 3 drops of diluted Lavender from ankles to hips. To prevent preterm labor; add to a relaxing bath each evening.
Sciatica — Massage Bergamot into painful area and down leg.
Stretch Mark Prevention — Use Belly Butter recipe.
UTI/Kidney Infection — Add Lemon to drinking water. Apply Lemongrass over the bladder. Apply Cypress over the kidneys.