Useful Essential Oils During Pregnancy

A few of the essential oils that an aromatherapist may use to help you throughout your pregnancy:

  • Lavender (Lavendula officinalis) is a very balancing essential oil. It is useful for relieving leg cramps, fluid retention, and general tiredness. Avoid if you have any history of miscarriage.
  • Lemon (Citrus limonum) can be used in low dilution to help relieve varicose veins. Avoid sunlight after using.
  • Mandarin (Citrus nobilis) is a very gentle, relaxing essential oil, making it ideal during pregnancy. It can help prevent stretchmarks, relieve fatigue and fluid retention, and ease an upset stomach.
  • Neroli (Citrus aurantium) is valuable for its calming qualities. It is excellent for skin care, and can also help relieve nervous tension and insomnia.