Essential Oils for Pregnant Women

“The article posted in the last newsletter “Is It Safe to Use Essential
Oils When I’m Pregnant?” from Baby Centre does a great job of laying out
the guidelines of how to use essential oils during your pregnancy.  As the
article demonstrates, essential oils can have a powerful impact on your
adult body, and an even more powerful impact on your fetus. When used
correctly and safely, especially under the guidance of an aromatherapist
or midwife, they can be a wonderful tool for pregnancy and delivery. The
general rule would be to take note of ANY changes in your body and if
there is any question, discontinue use of the essential oil immediately.
Also, I would not recommend beginning an aromatherapy regimen if you did
NOT use them pre-pregnancy. I would make two small changes to the lists in
the article; take Spearmint and Frankincense  essential oil off the safe
to use list and add Clary Sage and Oregano essential oil to the do not use
list.
Now on a very good note there is a wonderful alternative that you can use
safely throughout your pregnancy and even for your newborn – hydrosols.
This is the product of a separate distillation process from the one used
for essential oils. It starts with the same fresh plant material but ends
with a product that is about 99% water. The properties can provide similar
benefits as essential oils but without nearly any possiblity of side
effects. Safe and natural! Lavender hydrosol is a great option for an
expectant mom looking to sleep more soundly or relieve sore muscles or
joints. It can be safely sprayed on crib linens for gentle relaxation for
baby too.
Also, for us women not currently procreating, Floracopeia’s Balamce Blend
is a great way to smooth over the kinks in our monthly cycles. The blend
includes Clary Sage, which is harmonious with a woman’s cyclical energy.
As stated above, avoid use if pregnant or hoping to become pregnant!
Floracopeia’s blends are essential oils only – not diluted – so 3-4 drops
are perfect for the diffuser, but please add a carrier oil at a 95% to 5%
blend rate when applying directly to skin.”

-Margo Hertzfeld
Rosy Glow Aromatherapy
www.rosyglowaromatherapy.com

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