We don't blame you for thinking about giving essential oils for pregnancy a try. But before you take out your credit card, do some research. While aromatherapy
Oils that may be safe 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.
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 .
Aromatherapy and the use of essential oils can be extremely beneficial during pregnancy. Following these extra safety guidelines will help.
The following properly diluted essential oils appear to be safe for use during pregnancy: benzoin, bergamot, black pepper, chamomile (German & Roman), clary sage, cypress, eucalyptus, frankincense, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, juniper, lavender, lemon, mandarin, majoram (sweet), neroli, petitgrain, rose, sandalwood,.