As long as your pregnancy is going well, it's probably fine for you to use: citrus oils, such as tangerine and neroli. German camomile. common lavender. frankincense. black pepper. peppermint. ylang ylang. eucalyptus.
"In the second and third trimesters, some essential oils are safe to use, as your baby is more developed," Edwards adds. These include lavender, chamomile and ylang ylang, which calm, relax and aid sleep. Oils to be avoided include cinnamon, clove, rosemary and clary sage, all of which can cause contractions.
The following list contains oils that should be avoided* during pregnancy: Basil. Cedarwood. Cinnamon. Clary sage (OK during labour) Clove. Cypress (OK after 5 months) Fennel. Hyssop.
Is is just me, or is googling the safety of everything under the sun a major pastime during first pregnancies? Petting Fluffy? Sure. Changing Fluffy's litter box?
For a list of essential oils that should be used sparingly by pregnant or nursing mothers, check out this post on safe essential oils during pregnancy and .
Essential oils are magical concoctions that have many therapeutic uses, but for pregnant women, it's important to know the facts â€” especially if it could harm .