It truly is a shame that most of us simply end up learning through trial and error.
When I was sitting down to type “Essential Oils, Pregnancy Nausea, 3 DO NOTS Expecting Mothers Need To Know”, I felt the baby kick inside my tummy and thought back to the lessons I had learned from my prior pregnancies. Thank goodness for that!
I thought it might be helpful to pass along a few things that I have learned in an effort to keep you from being miserable through the use of essential oils. Nausea, vomiting, and many more “minor” ailments are quite commonplace during pregnancy but can impact the body in a very negative way.
That doesn’t mean that we can’t take more control!
Guys that means you too. Understand that as our bodies begin going through the changes of pregnancy, things that ordinarily would not affect us; certain smells, foods, etc, begin to affect us on a level that is hard to fathom. That is why it becomes critically important to minimize the impact through the use of essential oils. Please read my reviews here of several different essential oils diffusers before purchasing. There are some which are above standard but several below.
1) Do NOT use synthetic fragrances!!
Use only pure essential oils!
As with most things in life, all-natural is usually preferred to synthetics. I have heard all my life that “If it ain’t broke….Don’t fix it.” Country? Absolutely, yet so true! Essential oils are experiencing quite the come back in recent years. The reason for this resurgence? People are realizing that often times man-made cures aren’t really cures at all, but instead, they simply add to the condition with more conditions!
2) Do NOT have prolonged exposure to essential oils.
It may sound pretty obvious to some, however one of the most common mistakes that unsuspecting pregnant mothers make is just that. As with most things when expecting, the line between what is healthy for you and the baby, and what is unhealthy becomes even thinner. While essential oils can help with nausea, vomiting, and many other symptoms, over use should be avoided.
3) Do NOT apply essential oils directly to the skin!
Essential oils may come in small packages most of the time, but they come to you highly concentrated. Without the dilution of the essential oil with a carrier oil (coconut oil, almond oil, etc), essential oils can cause skin reactions. This becomes even more essential to remember because you are pregnant.
My favorite essential oil for nausea is peppermint oil, which is perfectly safe to use during pregnancy. You can find peppermint oil here. Some oils you should definitely not use, as they can be harmful during pregnancy, are rosemary, basil, jasmine, nutmeg, sage, rose, juniper berry, and clary sage. As always consult your physician.
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