Essential Oils are wonderful for pregnancy support! Especially, because it is all natural and plant based. You can use essential oils in many different ways! I love using essential oils in my diffuser or applying essential oils on my skin with roller bottles.
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Being a mom of a toddler, I am always running around, so I have found that using roller bottles filled with essential oils have been my go-to!
They are easy to take everywhere! I always have at least 2 roller bottles in my purse at all times.
In pregnancy, I often use essential oils for those darn pregnancy headaches and nausea,
IF you have been pregnant or currently pregnant…
You know there are
A LOT OF NOT-SO-GREAT SYMPTOMS.
that could ruin your whole day, mood, etc.
Let’s bring back the joy of pregnancy and shift our focus on the miracle of life we are growing…rather than finding the closest bathroom for nausea. (LOL, truth be told, right?!)
BEST 10 ESSENTIAL OILS FOR PREGNANCY
↠ safe for pregnancy pains + symptoms ↞
Balance helps ground you and balance all of those crazy pregnancy emotions. Thank you, pregnancy hormones!
Balance is an essential oil blend that promotes harmony, tranquility, and a sense of relaxation to the mind with its peaceful aroma.
I love essential oil blends, because DoTerra has done all the research and testing to find the best essential oils that work well together to make the best blend to provide great results for everyone!
Thanks to Balance essential oil blend, you can say bye-bye to pregnancy mood swings!
▻ link to Balance Essential Oil ◅
2. Wild Orange
Citrus oils are the best! Anybody else feel like when they smell citrus, it reminds them of a clean house…and it just makes you happy?! I feel this way every time I open my Wild Orange!
Not only does it smell so good and refreshing, but it has cleansing and purifying properties that helps uplift the environment around you. I especially love its ability to support healthy immune function.
▻ link to Wild Orange Essential Oil ◅
3. Deep Blue
This is actually my husband’s favorite essential oil! He mainly uses it for any body pains, such as back and neck pains. Deep Blue is all about soothing and cooling.
It is great for massages and after intense workouts.
For my pregnancy, I have been using Deep Blue for my hips and ankles. It helps with the swelling and increases circulation.
My favorite way to use Deep Blue is to put it in a nice warm bath with Epsom Salt + 2 drops of Deep Blue and 2 drops of lavender.
▻ link to Deep Blue Essential Oil ◅
Oh, Lavender, you have been a lifesaver for me for the past two decades. But now, I have found the best Lavender essential oil! With DoTerra, I do not need to add too many drops, because of its potency and purity.
Lavender helps with pregnancy insomnia and early contractions, such as Braxton Hicks.
▻ link to Lavender Essential Oil ◅
Peppermint helps with nausea and headaches. It also provides you that natural energy that seems to be nonexistent when you are pregnant.
NOTE: Many pregnant women choose to avoid Peppermint during late 3rd trimester and postpartum, as it can decrease milk supply.
▻ link to Peppermint Essential Oil ◅
6. On Guard
On Guard is a family favorite! It provides a safe and natural way to protect and maintain a healthy immune system. It supports the body’s natural antioxidant defenses.
This is perfect for pregnancy, when you feel like you may be coming down with something, and you want to nip it in the butt before it gets any worst!
I put this on at the bottom of my feet with an essential oil roller (which is so easy to make!)
I make an On Guard Immunity Boost roller by adding 15-20 drops of on guard essential oil in a roller bottle (10 ml) and fill the rest with FCO (Fractionated Coconut Oil).
It takes less than a minute to do, and you can make a ton for your whole family, friends, etc. I highly recommend this FCO (Fractionated Coconut Oil) and these roller bottles.
NOTE: Did you know applying essential oil on your feet and spine are the best places to apply topically? Your feet and spine are connected to the most nerves in your body!
▻ link to On Guard Essential Oil ◅
Frankincense is “the king of oils,” as there are so many beneficial properties in it for your health! For centuries, it has been known to provide benefits to the immune, digestive, and and respiratory systems.
I find Frankincense the most helpful in my pregnancy for those common pregnancy headaches/head tension, morning sickness, and mental fatigue.
▻ link to Frankincense Essential Oil ◅
Similar to other citrus oils, grapefruit is beneficial for uplifting mood, promoting healthy skin, cleansing and purifying, especially from stress and mental toxicity.
I also find so much joy when I add grapefruit in my diffuser and rollers! Something about the sweet aroma of it brings me joy in my pregnancy!
▻ link to Grapefruit Essential Oil ◅
Aromatouch helps lessen tension with its relaxing and comforting effects. I personally like to add it in my roller bottles and apply Aromatouch on my neck and shoulders.
I instantly feel relaxed. Aromatouch is the best for massages!
▻ link to Aromatouch Essential Oil ◅
10. Ylang Ylang
Ylang Ylang is a sweet floral essential oil. It helps lift your mood while simultaneously providing a calming effect. It helps lessen tension and stress while promoting positivity. It is also known to provide our body with antioxidant support.
I love combining Ylang Ylang + Lavendar in my diffuser to help me sleep during those restless nights.
▻ link to Ylang Ylang Essential Oil ◅
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Essential Oils to Avoid
↠ During Pregnancy ↞
Many moms and essential oil specialists have listed some essential oils to avoid during pregnancy, as they can start early labor, contractions, etc.
These include: Birch, Cassia, Cinnamon, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Rosemary, Thyme, Wintergreen, Clary Sage.
Why Essential Oils?
After reading the TOP 10 Essential Oils for Pregnancy, it all sounds nice, right? But then you may be asking…hm, WHY ESSENTIAL OILS?
Personally, I am more cautious when I am pregnant, as I am growing a little baby in me. I try my best not to take over-the-counter medicine, such as, Tylenol for headaches, IF I can find a more natural alternative, such as essential oils.
(NOTE: I am open to essential oils AND over-the-counter and prescribed medication. I believe that you should do what you feel is best for you! My first go-to will always be natural remedies (such as, essential oils) then will use other methods if that is not helping my situation.)
I personally take antidepressants daily for my depression and anxiety, but
I also use essential oils to help support my mental health and mood.
BOTH have helped me tremendously!
BEST Essential Oils to Buy!
DoTerra is my all time favorite essential oils brand. Growing up, my family were huge fans of essential oils. So I have always found it beneficial and supportive to my well-being.
Today, as essential oils become more popular, many essential oil brands unfortunately lower their quality of extracting plants and where they are getting their plants to make their essential oils more cost efficient.
For years, I was buying essential oils from whomever and where ever seemed like a “good deal.” I would purchase essential oils from Amazon, Whole Foods, etc. because who doesn’t want a “good” deal right?
But then I realized I was using them way too fast to get the correct potency, and then I was buying new essential oils way too often. THIS was an issue and a waste of money.
With DoTerra, you do not need to add as many drops in your diffuser or rollers to get the positive effects and benefits!
I love how transparent and honest DoTerra’s essential oils are. You can simply enter the code on your bottle to their website and see EXACTLY where, when, and all the specifics about your essential oil bottle.
Let’s state the obvious:
MOMS ARE AWESOME!
Because…we can do everything and anything! From growing a human to nurturing them for the rest of their lives, being a mom is a very rewarding “job”/role, but also very demanding on our bodies. Both mentally and physically.
I hope this post has been helpful for you!
This is by far one of my favorite posts, because essential oils have changed mine and my family’s lives for the better! We love that we have safe and natural methods to support us, emotionally and physically.
If you ever have any questions or anything about essential oils, feel free to reach out to me or leave a comment below!
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Friday 6th of March 2020
Using these essential oils during pregnancy is best option because health and safety of growing baby is essential so it is good to use safe products. I like this article so much. Thanks and keep sharing.
Monday 17th of February 2020
This post was so helpful! I do have a follow up question - can I still use my On Guard even though it has Rosemary and Cinnamon in it and those are not pregnancy safe?
Monday 17th of February 2020
Hi Kelsey! Thank you so much for your comment! I am glad you found it helpful and more importantly, CONGRATULATIONS! I further researched your question, and it is recommended to not use On Guard during pregnancy for the two you stated (rosemary and cinnamon). It is recommended to use Frankincense + Orange/Citrus instead to help boost your immunity. If you would like to use On Guard, then you can dilute it more with a carrier oil, such as coconut oil. Hope that helps!
Friday 27th of September 2019
My favorite doTerra oils are Balance and Wild Orange! I was very careful to dilute during my pregnancies, but they were totally safe and really helped my aches and sleeping!
Monday 23rd of September 2019
Essential oils weren't a thing when I was pregnant with my boys. I've heard of some of these things. I agree, I love the smell of citrus.