Essential Oil and pregnancy

I am introduced by my friend to start using essential oil to increase immune system of my boy. I feel it works. I am using young living essential. In view of I am pregnant with my 2nd pregnancy I am very curious is it safe to use essential oil during pregnancy. After doing a thorough research, the answer is yes and no.

Alright, Yes is to certain essential oil that wont cause any negative effects and of course No for those essential oil that not proven to be safe for pregnancy. Below is the summary of oil to use and not to use : -  

Young Living Essential oils that are safe to use during pregnancy : -

  1. Lavender: For blood pressure, skin conditions, swelling, fever, headaches, itching, early labor, calming, anxiety, insomnia, stretch mark prevention, and burns

  2. Frankincense: For depression, anxiety, headaches, and respiratory infections.

  3. Valor: For back pain, fear, anxiety, alignment, stress, GBS, self-esteem, insomnia, and stretch mark prevention.

  4. Joy: For depression, fear, anxiety, trauma, bonding, and grief

  5. Gentle Baby: For calming, insomnia, healthy skin, and stretch mark prevention.

  6. Peppermint: For breach babies, gas, bloating, energy, fever, headaches, heartburn, hemorrhoids, nausea, and respiratory issues.

  7. Lemon: For coughs, swelling, energy, heartburn, nausea, and itching.

  8. PanAway: For muscle or back pain.

  9. Lime: For energy, uplifting, and nausea.

  10. Orange: For uplifting, depression, energy, and nausea.

  11. Grapefruit: For energy, headaches, and nausea.

  12. Peace & Calming: For coughs, early labor, insomnia, and anxiety.

  13. Myrrh: For breech baby

  14. Tangerine: For circulation, swelling, itching, and stretch mark prevention.

  15. Eucalyptus or RC: For congestion and respiratory infection.

  16. Roman Chamomile: For headaches, coughing, respiratory, and aches.

  17. Helichrysum: For internal bleeding, circulation, and hemorrhoids.

  18. Ylang ylang: For depression and anxiety.

  19. Geranium: For external bleeding, swelling, hemorrhoids, and itching

  20. Melaleuca: For fungus, cuts/scrapers, antiseptic, and viruses
Oils to avoid or use with caution in pregnancy : -
Essential oil could have uterine stimulating effects. Two essential oils are known to have potential negative effects on milk supply are Peppermint and Clary sage.
Clary sage, Jasmine and Fennel Basil, Calamus, Cassia, Clary Sage, Cinnamon, tansy, Tarragon Bark, Fennel, Hyssop, Jasmine, Juniper, Myrrh*, Nutmeg, Rosemary, Sage, Idaho
Some Common Blends : Theives, DiGize*, Exodus II, Immupower, Endoflex, Sclaressence, Purification, Melrose, Aroma Siez, Abundance, Into the Future, Lady Sclerol, Dragon Time, M-Grain, Energee, Clarity

In conclusion, essential oil can be an important part of a healthy pregnancy. Essential oils can help balance the body’s systems. They help keep the immune system strong while keeping bacteria and other bugs away. Essential oil can also help with morning sickness, mood, and emotional health.

Essential oil is potent, a little goes a long way. During pregnancy, you are not encouraged to ingesting any oils as your body is more efficient at metabolizing.  

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