Sunday, February 12, 2012

Essential oils and pregnancy

Essential oils for pregnancy

Everybody is different. More is not always better if you are not getting the results you want with one oil,use more often or find another one in that same category.
Generally a good rule is 3-5 drops for adults
2-3 drops for children
1-2 drops for babies.
     Nausea and Indigestion

©Apply 3-5 drops of Peppermint, Ginger, Fennel or DigestZen Blend on abdomen. 
 For some – just open the bottle and smell for relief, or just put a small amount under your nose.
©Morning sickness - Lavender, Sandalwood and Ginger into FCO and massage abdomen
©Put 3-5 drops of Fennel, Ginger or Peppermint into a capsule and swallow
Ginger and Lemon 1-2 drops each, mix in water with honey or stevia for nausea

               Muscle Aches, Leg Cramps & Stretch Marks

©Stretch marks—apply Lavender and Myrrh to skin with FCO
©Leg cramps—soak feet in warm bath
 5 drops Geranium
10 drops Lavender
 2 drops Cypress
©Sore muscles:
Deep Blue Blend        Marjoram
PastTense Blend         Geranium
AromaTouch Blend    Lavender
Peppermint                 Wintergreen

Lavender may help with early labor. 
Apply to abdomen to relax uterine muscle.

Swelling & Water Retention

©Apply 3-5 drops of Lemon, Grapefruit, Cypress, or AromaTouch with FCO and massage into hands, feet ankles. 

©3-5 drops of Grapefruit, Lemon and/or Lime
 into every glass of water (3-4 qt a day)
©Elevate legs 3” above heart
Did You Know?  Your pregnant body doubles its fluids by 28 weeks! dōTERRA Essential Oils help your body’s natural ability to improve circulation.
Many hands make light work.
Kidneys and Liver LOVE extra help you give them with citrus oils.
Eat more protein, go swimming

Best Choice Oils for Labor

©Balance – Apply to feet to help instill confidence throughout the labor process.
©Serenity Blend or Elevation – Reduces anxiety, stimulates circulation, calming or gives energy, whichever is needed.
©Deep Blue, PastTense, Peppermint or  White Fir to ease pain from back labor

Recipe once Labor has started:
15 drops carrier oil plus
5 drops Ylang Ylang
4 drops Helichrysum
2 drops DigestZen
2 drops Peppermint
2 drops Clary Sage
Massage on inside of ankles, lower stomach &
low back for nausea and muscle pain.
Diffuse Wild Orange and Balance in labor room to calm everyone!

For perineal support

© Helichrysum to create a lubricant oil for crowning.

Mix 20 drops with 2 Tbs. FCO and apply all over perineum area.

Helps to stretch tissue while minimizing swelling, and avoiding tears.

Helps prevent bruising of baby’s head.

If you have questions please ask. you can find me on facebook- Latarran Brown or call or text me 8015297563

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