Essential oils and pregnancy


Essential oils provide so many health benefits; they can improve skin texture, mood, increase or decrease appetite and help decrease the impact of disease. 

When used correctly, essential oils can heal, correct and balance the human body.

There are certain essential oils that should be avoided during pregnancy because their concentrated aroma has caused blood thinning and uterine cramps.

When pregnant avoid basil, Cedarwood, cinnamon, cloves, fennel, hyssop, Juniper, lemongrass, myrrh, parsley, peppermint, rosemary, sweet marjoram and thyme. Essential oils OK during labor are Clary Sage, Jasmine and Rose. Oils OK after five months are Cypress and Jasmine.

Here’s a chart to help you out further:

  

The essential oil’s which should be avoided if you are prone to getting seizures are eucalyptus, fennel,Hyssop, pennyroyal, rosemary, sage, wormwood, Savin, Tansy, and Turpentine. 

xxSerena 

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