APRIL 27, 2020
ESSENTIAL OILS DURING PREGNANCY: THE DO’S & DON’TS
Aromatherapy has been used for thousands of years and can be very beneficial throughout pregnancy, helping alleviate some of the discomforts that pregnant women are faced with. However there is a lot of confusion and concern about the safety of using aromatherapy for pregnant women, as they can either cause a disturbance in hormone levels, malformation of the foetus, or worse case scenario, abortion. Sam Sargent founder and formulator of Be Genki covers what essential oils are safe and what you should avoid.
Here, we cover a few simple, but important, rules for safely and effectively using essential oils during pregnancy.
ESSENTIAL OILS TO USE DURING PREGNANCY
Neroli, German and Roman Chamomile, Lavender, Ylang-ylang, Tangerine, Spearmint, Rosewood, Teatree, Eucalyptus, Lemon, Patchouli.
ESSENTIAL OILS TO USE WITH CAUTION DURING PREGNANCY
Chamomile, Cypress, Geranium, Juniper, Peppermint, Rose (only use in 2nd and 3rd trimester), Rosemary, Sandalwood (very slight risk).
ESSENTIAL OILS TO AVOID DURING PREGNANCY
Ajowan, Angelica Root, Aniseed, Basil, Birch, Bitter Almond, Boldo, Buchu, Bulgar Rose, Camphor, Cedarwood species (Virginian and Atlas), Cinnamon, Clary Sage, Clove, Cornmint, Fennel, Horseradish, Hyssop, Jasmine, Lavender Cotton, Mugwort, Mustard, Myrrh, Oregano, Parsley seed, Pennyroyal, Pimenta racemosa, Plecanthrus, Rose (in 1st trimester), Sage, Savin, Savory, Star Aniseed, Sweet Marjoram, Tansy, Tarragon, Thuja, Thyme, Wintergreen, Wormseed, Wormwood.
If you’re looking for a high quality organic, cruelty free aromatherapy range, Be Genki have an effective pregnancy safe range.