Which Essential Oils Are Pregnancy Safe

In our search for alternative and holistic remedies for common ailments during pregnancy, essential oils are a great option! You can use them topically, in a spritz bottle, or diffuse them.
We need to emphasize that essential oils are meant for external uses only. If you ingest them, you risk problems like miscarriages and preterm labor. Always dilute these oils with coconut or olive oils before you apply to the skin.

Essential Oils Considered Safe During Pregnancy

Once you reach the second trimester, your medical doctor will confirm you can try these essential oils:
  • Roman chamomile
  • Ginger
  • Lavender
  • Bergamot
  • Neroli
  • Lemongrass
  • Geranium
  • Patchouli
  • Grapefruit
  • Lemon
  • Rosewood
  • Mandarin
  • Rose Otto
  • Lime
  • Ylang ylang
  • Eucalyptus
  • Tea tree
  • Sweet orange
  • Petitgrain
  • Sandalwood

Essential Oils Considered Unsafe During Pregnancy

Any essential oils that can result in contractions should be avoided until the child is born. These include rosemary, cinnamon, clary sage, and clove.

Also, we suggest you do your best to avoid:

  • Sweet Birch
  • Arnica
  • Cassia
  • Bitter almond
  • Yellow/Brown Camphor
  • Chervil
  • Broom
  • Costus
  • Buchu
  • Fennel
  • Basil
  • Coriander
  • Juniper berry, among others.

Learn more about Essential Oils and Pregnancy.  

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