Essential Oils in Pregnancy, Labor, & Birth Part 2: Oils for Pregnancy

Welcome to Birth In Joy, and a new, short series on essential oils you can use in pregnancy, labor, and birth by my dear friend and colleague, Kim Prather.

Kim Prather is a wife to Ryan and mom of 5, learning how to use therapeutic grade essential oils to live a healthier life! Join her, as she learns more about the wonders of God’s creation and how to use essential oils in everyday life, and special situations! She is learning and sharing about Young Living Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils, and loves to help those who are interested in learning more themselves. You can contact her at Front Range Scentsabilities by clicking HERE.
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Essential Oils in Pregnancy – Just the Basics

Morning Sickness:
Use: Ningxia Red  ( juice made from Chinese Wolfberries), Orange Oil, Lemon Oil, Peppermint Oil, Ginger Oil, and Di-Gize blend.

I recommend putting peppermint on your tongue, though some people can be helped just by the smell!  Lemon Oil in your water is delightful (and some enjoy peppermint too!).  Rub Di-Gize on your belly, or put into a capsule and take internally.

Indigestion:
Use: Peppermint, Lemon, Ginger, Di-Gize

I loved using peppermint!  I tried different ways, but for me, the best way was to put 2-3 drops on a cracker and eat it quickly.  I would follow it up with water with Lemon Essential Oil.  Worked every time!

Headaches:
Use: Peppermint, Wintergreen, PanAway, Deep Relief (Go HERE to read my story about how Peppermint saved the day for me when I was driving and got a sudden migraine)

Rub the oil wherever it hurts! Temples, back of the neck, etc. (Tiff’s note: be careful around the mucous membranes, and don’t use near your eyes.)

Insomnia:
Use: Lavender, Cedarwood, Valor, Lemongrass, Peace & Calming

Rub 1-2 drops on your feet, tips of the toes, or Peace & Calming behind the ears.

Stay Tuned on Tuesdays and Thursdays for more in this Essential Oil Series! Feel free to contact Kim with questions you may have, or if you want to ask her about some specific ailment or discomfort. Or, if you are in the Colorado Springs area, to attend an essential oils class that goes into much more detail than I can do here.

Grace & Peace,
Tiffany

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