Essential oils for pregnancy and birth...

Use essential oils alongside your hypnobirthing practise in pregnancy ~ as well as the therapeutic properties, they act a powerful hypnotic trigger during birth ~ helping to take you into your 'birth bubble'...

Safe and affordable oils for pregnancy & birth... Use essential oils that are labelled '100% pure'

  • Lavender (lavendula angustifolia): relaxation, sedation
  • Sweet orange (citrus sinensis) cheering: focusing, balancing, calming
  • Grapefruit (citrus paradisi): focusing, uplifting
  • Frankincense (boswellia carteri): grounding, deep breathing, relaxing

Inhalation: via an oil diffuser, or simply on a cloth / tissue nearby

Spritz: 10 drops per 100ml water (shake before each use)

Massage: 1% blend:- 2 drops of essential oil per 10ml of carrier (grapeseed / sweet almond)

In a bath: 5 drops of essential oil mixed with your normal product to assist dispersibility

Cautions and contraindications... essential oils are highly concentrated chemicals

Do a patch test before applying to the skin

! Have a break from the oils if you develop a headache

! Lavender shouldn't be used with low blood pressure, or an epidural

! Citrus oils on the skin make you more susceptible to sunburn

! Don't add essential oil to a birth pool - it could hurt baby's eyes

! Keep oils away from children and pets, they are toxic if ingested

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