Essential oils during pregnancy

Essential oils during pregnancy - benefits, contraindications and risks of use

Just pregnancy is the period in a woman's life, when the use of essential oils should be taken with special responsibility. If you follow all the recommendations on this matter, then there is nothing to worry about. However, before applying any of the oils, it is advisable to consult a doctor. At least because some essential oils during pregnancy are strictly prohibited. This can be said about nutmeg, myrrh, patchouli, fennel, juniper, cloves, rosemary, cinnamon, cedar, basil, thyme, lemon balm, cypress, sage, marjoram & hellip; But, even if essential oils are used during pregnancy, for which there is no prohibition due to the special position of the woman, all the same one should treat their use with attention.

So, the dosage of essential oils during the bearing of the baby is special - it decreases by half. Essential oils during pregnancy are used exclusively in diluted form and only externally - in the form of applications (but not for bath preparation), as a filler for aromatic lamps, for combating stretch marks during massage as a part of base oils or other cosmetic products. With a "competent" approach, essential oils during pregnancy are extremely useful. So, with their help, you can contribute to the removal of nervous and psychological stress, to carry out prevention and eliminate existing swelling, to prevent the catarrhal diseases, to fight with headaches, to eliminate symptoms of toxicosis (nausea and vomiting), to stabilize blood pressure.

For example, essential oils of mint, lemon, ginger, lavender are suitable for fighting nausea and vomiting. Oil in this case can be literally dropped into the pillow on a pillow, used to aromatize the room.

Essential oils of pine, eucalyptus, tea tree are suitable for preventing infectious diseases and increasing the body's resistance. It is enough to dilute the oil in water and irrigate it with a room. Eucalyptus, in addition, also saves from a headache, as well as mint oil, lavender. To do this, apply special lotions - in a glass of water, three drops of oil are diluted, after which the cloth soaked in cold water is put on the whiskey.

If you have problems with sleep during pregnancy, you can solve them with the help of essential oils petigrain, orange, ylang-ylang, roses. They can aromatize the room before bed or apply to bed linen. If sleep disturbances are caused by fluctuations in the mental state - stresses, stress, irritability, anxiety, - they can be alleviated using essential oils of chamomile, rosewood, geranium, bergamot.

A common problem for expectant mothers is the appearance of edema. Improve the situation in this case can the essential oils of lemon, neroli, lavender, calendula, geranium. They are used for the preparation of foot baths, as well as for the massage of feet with oil-base with the addition of essential oils. And, to use essential oils during pregnancy, you can both in a single version, and mixing "cocktails."

Another problem for expectant mothers that they may encounter during pregnancy is constipation. Warn them, as well as improve the situation when constipation occurs, essential oils of orange, mandarin, eucalyptus. Diluting a couple of drops of oil in the oil-based, the mixture must be rubbed in the abdominal area clockwise with gentle and gentle movements. If constipation leads to hemorrhoids, complex treatment can also use essential oils, in particular, lemon, lavender. In this case, essential oils are used for the preparation of mini-trays: 1-2 drops of oil are sufficient, which for the procedure should be diluted with an emulsifier.

Well, of course, one of the most powerful and persistent fears of expectant mothers is the fear of stretch marks. Warn them can be, again, applying essential oils during pregnancy - almonds, lavender, calendula, geranium, orange, neroli. Essential oils in this case are used for massage, as an "additive" in the oil-base - olive oil, wheat germ oil, jojoba. For carrying out massage procedures as prevention of stretch marks, take 4 tablespoons of olive oil and add to it 2 drops of lavender, geranium and orange. Or, 40 milliliters of vegetable oil, add 2 drops of lavender and 1 drop of orange and neroli. Massage should be done regularly - immediately after taking a shower, on fresh and clean skin. If the mixture is harvested "for future use", it should be stored in a glass opaque container (or simply from dark glass) in a refrigerator. The useful life of the massage mixture reaches three months. However, it happens that the mixture loses its qualities before, because you should always smell the oil before use - if the smell has changed and become unpleasant, it is better not to take risks and throw away the mixture.

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