A Woman’s Natural Choice

The essential oils work powerfully for women in all stages of their lives:  through puberty, pregnancy and menopause.    Since pregnancy involves the lives of at least two people at once, we will address that in the beginning, as it can involve a number of minor issues.  It is good to know that the developing child can, indeed smell, and the oils do work directly with the child.  It is good to use the oils a bit sparingly in the first trimester.  You will note various books indicate no use whatsoever during pregnancy.  Please know that this is written – erring on the side of extreme caution, due to the unknown effects of the trillion chemical actions that occur any second of our lives.  It is unwise to take this stance at the expense of the good help that the precious oils can offer during times of challenge.  Many of my colleagues have used the oils during pregnancy with no adverse issues.  

Here are some suggestions:

Pregnancy Pick Up Blend

Useful to rub on back and to relieve tension and uplift spirits

  • Rose
  • Geranium
  • Lavender
  • Roman Chamomile

Stretch Marks

Rub on Belly and legs to help remedy marks

  • Almond Oil   
  • Lavender       
  • Vit E oil               
  • Rose/Geranium
  • Helio Carrot Oil           
  • Spikenard
  •  Tangerine

Morning Sickness

4- 6  drops of spearmint in hot water – keep by the bed to help – also place in a diffusor, or 1 drop on pillow

Other issues that can be addressed with essential oils:

Morning sickness, constipation, hemorrhoids, varicose veins, indigestion, nausea, cramps edema

Preparing for Birth

Raspberry Leaf Tea – helps dilute the pelvic muscles

Perineum Prep:
      -Rose Maroc/Geranium in dilution of Raspberry Seed Oil and Almond Oil
Additional oils and description:
Rose – relaxant for the uterine
          — helps soften ligaments and enable expansion
          — natural antiseptic, slightly analgesic
          — good cardio tonic
Rose Hydrosol – calming
Jasmine – helps soften ligaments, antidepressant – use:  compress to sacrum
Neroli – helps CNS
            — facilitates breathing
            — calming effect use at low dosage
            —  increase oxygen supply, antidepressant
Lavender – calming, promotes healing
Clary Sage – uterine tonic
                    — facilitates birth
                   — increases uterine muscle contraction
Nutmeg – calms CNS
                 —  increase circulation
Geranium – Stimulate circulation
                   — good for uterus – especially after birth – helps pull in tissue
                   — antidepressant

Essential Oils for Post Natal Care Issues like:
Care of the Breast,  Breast Feeding, Depression

More to come for the Natural Woman