Aromatherapy in Pregnancy

Aromatherapy is a branch of phytotherapy that uses the aromas produced by plants and flowers to mitigate and alleviate some symptoms and problems, extracted essential oils that isolated or combined with each other deal with a number of situations.

Aromatherapy in Pregnancy

Essential oils can be used diluted through massages, creams, lotions, or gel through inhalation.

Pregnancy is not a disease, but it does entail some problems that cause some discomfort in women, aromatherapy is a natural way to help alleviate some of the common symptoms of pregnancy such as insomnia, stretch marks, heartburn or nausea, but Aromatherapy should always be used with the advice of a specialized person.

Aromatherapy is a good therapy to use during pregnancy, but also in the postpartum, however, it is not advisable to use essential oils before 5 months of gestation and even then should have the advice of a specialized person because some essential oils have chemical elements that can cause contractions.

Essential Oils Not to Use in Pregnancy

  • Rosemary QT1
  • Anise
  • Arnica
  • Rue
  • Artemisia
  • Birch
  • Camphor
  • Cedar
  • Cypress
  • Dill
  • Fennel
  • Pepper mint
  • Jasmine
  • Basil
  • Myrrh
  • Oregano
  • Pennyroyal
  • Parsley
  • Thyme

Oils you can use during pregnancy

To combat nausea

Use Lavender or Ginger oils.

To combat fatigue

Use Tangerine or Grapefruit oils.

To relieve stress

Use chamomile oil.

To relieve swelling of the legs and back pain

Use Geranium and Lavender Oil

To mitigate nausea

Use the essential oils of Lavender, Chamomile and Orange or Ginger and Lemon.

To prevent stretch marks

Use the Mandarine, Lavender and Néroli oils.

To prevent varicose veins

Use the Lemongrass, Lavender and Geranium oils.

To relieve insomnia

Use the essential oils Néroli, ylang-ylang and lavender.