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Essential Oils & Pregnancy: What You Need to Know

What You Need To Know. Can you use essential oils when pregnant? www.paintedteacup.comEssential oils can be used in so many areas of our lives, this includes essential oils and pregnancy. My purpose with Painted Teacup is to share information to allow you to make informed decisions about using essential oils in different areas of your life. Since I wanted to share information about essential oils and pregnancy with you as there is a lot of varying information on the internet about this topic. Since I do not have personal experience using essential oils for pregnancy, I thought I would share information from wonderful bloggers who have!

Disclaimer: Before we begin I would like to remind you that the information provided on this site is not intended to cure, prevent, diagnose or treat medical conditions. Please consult with a physician before beginning this or any other new health care program. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.


Essential Oils During Pregnancy & Safety Information

I always focus largely on safety when using essential oils! It is important to know that there are extra safety precautions you need to consider when pregnant or nursing.

The Hippy Homemaker shares this very important post that shares safety tips for using essential oils during pregnancy. Also included are essential oils which should be avoided during pregnancy and those that are considered safe for use. Read the post here.

Mom Prepares shares this very interesting guest post from Dr. Eric L. Zielinski. This post shares 5 common myths about essential oils and pregnancy. Dr. Zielinkski discusses each myth using scientific research, personal opinion and experience. You can read all about it here!

Coco’s Well shares helpful safety considerations when using essential oils during pregnancy. She also lists common things pregnant women struggle with and she shares various oils that can help with each problem. Read the post here.

Essential Oils & Labour

Are you considering using essential oils as part of your labour and delivery plan?

Essential Oils for Labour and Delivery from Yogi Mami. Are you considering using essential oils during your labour? Victoria has included an awesome list of 11 essential oils that can serve various purposes during your labour. You can read the post here.

The Paleo Mama also shares essential oils to that can be helpful during labour as well as tips and suggestions for using the oils. Check out the post here.


Essential Oils & Skin Care

With pregnancy comes stretching skin/stretch marks. Here are some easy DIY recipes that you may find helpful.

Blossoming Belly Butter from Mama Natural. This awesome DIY belly butter can be used during pregnancy and also postpartum! Check it out!

Primally Inspired shares this easy DIY Stretch Mark Serum Recipe. You can check it out here.

Essential Oils & Nursing

For those who have already given birth, here is a post that will shed some light on using essential oils while nursing.

Rooted Blessings shares 2 essential oils which may be helpful in maintaining healthy milk production while nursing. Read all about it here.


Essential Oils & Fertility

Trying to conceive? There may be essential oils that can help you on your journey.

Holistic Health Herbalist shares recipes for essential oil fertility blends for both males and females. Read about the blends here.


I hope these posts were able to clarify some of your questions about essential oils & pregnancy!

Have you had success using essential oils before, after or during your pregnancy? What was your experience?

20 thoughts on “Essential Oils & Pregnancy: What You Need to Know”

  1. My kids are all grown and I admit that I know nothing about essential oils and pregnancy. Well, I knew nothing before reading this post. I also didn’t realize that essential oils could help with breastfeeding.

  2. If I was still nursing, I would have loved to learn more about using essential oils to help with milk production. It sounds like essential oils can be awesome if used right in pregnancy.

  3. Love my oils for all kinds of things. Would not have thought about these but then I’ve never been pregnant. Great info for those who are or will be!

  4. Oh this would have been awesome information to have when I was pregnant. I wasn’t yet into essential oils, but anything that could have made the birthing process earlier would have been a blessing 🙂


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