Aromatherapy Caring in pregnancy

//Aromatherapy Caring in pregnancy

Aromatherapy Caring in pregnancy

Aromatherapy  Caring in pregnancy… caring for you and your baby

During pregnancy, self-care is more important than ever. Essential oils and pregnancy can help you relax (very important!) and deal with some of pregnancy’s uncomfortable symptoms.

Using aromatherapy recipes for pregnancy won’t cure everything, but it can help ease symptoms and support a positive attitude – especially when you’re feeling as big as a house!

Before we get into the recipes, I want to take a moment to talk about essential oil safety and pregnancy safety.

Essential Oils and Pregnancy

Essential Oil Safety and Ppregnancy

During pregnancy, everything you eat and put on your skin filters through to your baby.

Essential oils can have powerful effects on our bodies. Some essential oils contain plant hormones, while others strongly affect the central nervous system, which makes them unsafe for use during pregnancy.

You may want to talk to a certified Aromatherapist before using aromatherapy in pregnancy. There are many different opinions regarding which essential oils are safe for pregnancy and which are not.

 


First Trimester

Do not apply any essential oils directly to your skin. Use custom made,  unscented all-natural body lotions, oils and bath products to help relax and relieve discomfort.


Second & Third Trimesters

Use aromatherapy bath and body products at half the normal strength.


Entire Pregnancy

Avoid using these essential oils on your skin at any time during pregnancy: Basil, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Cypress, Fennel, Geranium, Jasmine, Lemongrass, Marjoram, Peppermint, Rosemary, Rosewood, Sage and Thyme.

 

And now… On to the recipes!

Back Pain

From the second trimester onward, lower backache is a pretty common problem for new mamas.Try a massage using  five drops of mandarin or lavender essential oil to a tablespoon (15ml) of sweet almond, jojoba or calendula oil.  Ask a partner to gently rub the aromatherapy massage pregnancy oil into your back from your tailbone to your shoulders.

Insomnia

Use an aromatherapy diffuser in your bedroom to create a calm, sleep-inducing atmosphere. Try using chamomile, lavender, frankincense or mandarin essential oil.

During the second and third trimesters, use your aromatherapy massage oil every night before bed. Lavender is especially good for helping to relax both your body and your mind. you can use the Lavender Spray to spray on your pillow before bed.

 

Fatigue

For an afternoon pick-me-up, try citrus essential oils. Peppermint is also good here. Place three drops lemon, peppermint or grapefruit essential oil on a folded tissue and inhale its reviving scent to feel uplifted and refreshed.

This is also a good time to use your aromatherapy diffuser. Stick with the citrus or mint essential oils and fill your house with their energizing aromas. Click here for some uplifting diffuser blends.

Relaxation and Stress Relief

Caring for yourself is caring for your baby. Relaxation is not only important during pregnancy but is also a powerful tool for creating a positive birth experience.

Aromatherapy massage in pregnancy is wonderful for relaxing muscles and easing your sore back and swollen feet.

At Pure natural spa you can book your pregnancy massage made by a certified pregnancy massage therapist.

 

Post Partum Issues

Postpartum issues like fatigue, depression and poor sleep are common to many new mothers. Now is finally the time to really unleash the powers of aromatherapy!

Note: This is not to say that aromatherapy will “cure” depression or other serious postpartum health problems. When in doubt, see your doctor.

Depression

Use your aromatherapy diffuser regularly to boost your spirits and your energy.

For a happy-making aromatherapy diffuser blend use 4 to 6 drops bergamot, 3 to 5 drops grapefruit, 2 to 4 drops lemon and 1 drop geranium essential oil.

Pain Relief

Now is the perfect time to soak your tired, achy body in a nice warm, relaxing aromatherapy bath.

Epsom Salts are especially good for healing pain and inflammation, and combined with pain-relieving essential oils, they pack a powerful healing punch. Get in the tub!

By | 2017-01-14T16:30:40+00:00 January 14th, 2017|Essential Oils|0 Comments

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Pure natural cosmetics is not just a name, for me and many others it became a way of life! All my life I had an affinity to healthy life style. As a dancer and a trainer, i was always looking for the good combination of healthy food and healthy movement. In time I learned that its not only what you eat that matters. Also what you use as cosmetics or medical products is important. The skin is the biggest organ in our body. About 60% of what we put on our skin gets into the blood system and with that to the inner organs. I invest my heart and soul into “Pure natural cosmetics” and the best part is to hear the amazing comments from my client.

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