Essential Oils

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I’ve been using Essential Oils to help support my clients for awhile now. It’s amazing to me the difference it’s made! Here’s the guide (taken from Modern Essentials) I generally use… I always order my oils (from doTerra) by the 25th of each month. I get them at wholesale price and order for clients and friends at no additional cost (I make nothing.) If you’d like any additional information or if you’d like me to order something for you just shoot me an email- sarahgreenbirthdoula@gmail.com :)

 

Essential Oils Cheat Sheet

General Pregnancy Oils: Geranium, Ylang ylang, Lavender, Grapefruit, Roman Chamomile

Baby (Newborn): Frankincense ( 1 drop on crown), myrrh ( 1 drop on umbilical cord and navel), Balance ( 1 drop on feet and spine)

Breasts: Tenderness: Lavender (soothes), Geranium (soothes), Roman Chamomile (sore nipples), Fennel (tones)

*Use these topically and add 3-5 drops to 1Tbs. Fractionated Coconut Oil and massage on location.

Birth: Lavender (stimulates circulation, calming, antiseptic), Clary Sage, Balance

*Dilute 1-2 drops on hips, bottoms of feet or abdomen.

Avoid Episiotomy: Geranium * add 5-10 drops to 1tsp. Olive oil an massage perineum

Uterus: Clary Sage * apply 1-3 drops around ankles to help tone uterus

Transition: Basil * apply 1-2 drops to temples or abdomen

Early Labor: (Preterm) Lavender * 1-3 drops on stomach or heart to help stop contractions

Energy:

Blend 1: 2 drops Roman Chamomile, 2 drops Geranium, 2 drops Lavender in

FCO (fractionated cocnut oil) and massage into skin.

Blend 2: 2 drops Wild Orange, 2 drops Peppermint in FCO and massage

Hemorrhaging: Helichrysum * 1-3 drops on lower back to help prevent

High Blood Pressure: Ylang Ylang, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Clove, Clary Sage, Lemon

Place in bath twice a week. (Blend, or individually)

Labor (during): Clary Sage- may combine with Fennel * 3 drops to ankle or abdomen

Labor (post): Lavender, Geranium * 1-3 drops to ankles, abdomen or bottoms of feet

Lactation: Clary Sage (start production), fennel or basil (increase production), peppermint (decrease production) *dilute and apply 1-2 drops of breast

**fennel should NOT be used for more than 10 days as it will excessively increase flow throught the urinary tract.

Morning Sickness: Ginger, Peppermint * 1-3 drops on ears, down jaw bone, and on reflex points on the feet.

Placenta: Basil (to help retain) *1-2 drops on lower abdomen and reflex points

Postpartum Depression: Elevation, Lemon, Lavender, Frankincense, Clary Sage, Geranium, Grapefruit, Bergamot, Balance, Myrrh, Orange *Diffuse into air, Inhale from bottle, apply to hands

Information taken from Modern Essentials 4th edition pg.224-225

Essential Oil infomation is intended to be informative and shouldnt be taken as medical advice. If in question, please speak with your care provider. :)

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2 Responses to Essential Oils

  1. Tammy says:

    I love the great and specific information in this article. Its good to know when to use each oil. But I love Cure Oils (cureoils.com). They are superior quality at a great price.

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