Friday, January 21, 2011

doTERRA Essential Oils for Pregnancy, Labor, and Recovery

--Pregnancy

-Swelling and water retention- Lemon- use a few drops in water internally on a daily basis. “Liquid Sunshine”, super antioxidant and antibacterial properties.
-Heartburn & morning sickness-DigestZen and/or Peppermint (I only liked the smell of Peppermint in the first 3 months) a drop under the tongue, rubbed on abdomen, a few drops in a capsule a couple times a day, or rubbed on the bottoms of your feet.
-Restful Sleep-Serenity especially nearing delivery
-Low Back & Leg Pain & Pressure- Deep Blue & AromaTouch nightly massage is wonderful!
-Pregnancy Edema- Grapefruit, Lemongrass, Cypress- put 2-3 drops each in a roller bottle with fractionated coconut oil and roll on ankles and feet a few times a day especially at the end of the day.
-To avoid stretch marks :) -a mixture of 2-3 drops of each Helichrysum,
Lavender, Frankincense, 1 cup Virgin Olive Oil, and liquid from 6 capsules
Vitamin E and 4 capsules Vitamin A. Apply a couple times a day starting when you feel
like it.


--Birth

-To induce or speed up labor- Clary Sage- it is a uterine tonic. Place a drop on ankle reflex points.
-To calm and focus Mom- Balance-diffuse or just open the bottle for smelling
-Energy during labor- Peppermint topically, in water, or diffused
-Back Labor-Peppermint and/or Deep Blue especially with a posterior baby
-To avoid or minimize tearing- Helichrysum-use for a couple weeks before birth as well and for perineal massage.


--Post-Partum-Mom

-After birth bleeding-Clary Sage, White Fur, Helichrysum, and Ylang Ylang this tones things back up quickly. Place mix on ankle reflex points.
 -Pain and inflammation- Lavender and Frankincense on frozen feminine pads for soothing, healing, and inflammation for immediately after the birth
-Cramping & Abdominal Pain-Deep blue (along with acetaminophen and ibuprofen for the first 48 hours)rubbed directly on lower abdomen
-Hemorrhoids-Cypress, Geranium, Clary Sage, Helichrysum- 1-2 drops of each in a spray bottle base of Fractionated oil for Hemorrhoids. Apply each time you use the restroom.
-Nipple Soreness- Helichrysum & Lavender for breastfeeding soreness (brings healing and elasticity- cut down soreness to 2 days vs. 10-14 days)
-Yeast infection-avoid and kill-Melaleuca in the squirt bottle when urinating.
Mix with Fractionated coconut oil for Diaper rash.

 

--For Baby

-Umbilical Cord- Myrrh serves as a liquid band-aid, (avoids infection & cord fell off in 3 days vs. 7-9 days)
-Birth trauma relief- Balance along the spine and bottoms of baby’s feet-“Chiropractor in a bottle”
-Calming-Frankincense-My friend Natalie says “I just keep reaching for this one- it just feels “heavenly” and familiar to the baby”

1 comment:

  1. AMAZING!! Thank you so much (: Im so glad I found this today. I am 38 weeks pregnant and all of this is going to help me a TON! THANK YOU!

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