Essentials oils, Are They Good during Pregnancy?

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Pregnancy is a great time to enjoy being pampered. Beauty essential hauls are great way to invest in. One of them is using essential oil, but does it really possess benefits or does it harm your pregnancy? Be sure to use oils that are both relaxing and beneficial and avoid over -the -counter oils that can harm your baby.

Here are the list of healthy essential oils good for your skin and your baby:

 

Lavander oil

Lavender promotes relaxation and calming effects.

This is a popular scent for spa and other relaxation facilities as well as fave of all scent since to date. It has also medicinal benefits and reduces anxiety, nervousness and alleviates tension headaches.

 

Eucalyptus

Promotes peaceful mood and makes your home smell awesome. This oil also helps on relaxing your sinus and act as a decongestant. It is a healthy alternative compared to other oil. It relaxes also your airway and loosen up mucus.

 

Ylang ylang

“Cananga Odorata” is a tropical tree that originates in Indonesia which in early 19th century spread to Malaysia and Philippines. It is valued for the perfume extracted from its flowers, called ylang-ylang. The oil extracted is essential and helps as antidepressant, antiseptic, sedative substance and is believe to be hypotensive. It helps also on burns, wound cut, abrasions and various bacterial infections and it also lowers blood pressure and helps on nervous disorders.

 

Citrus

It is a perfect replacement for chemical based- fragrances and the oil works for tired skin and works together with lemon and mandarin oil. Consult a health professional prior to use.

 

Geranium

Geranium oil is based on geranium flowers and has an aroma that encourages peaceful and relaxing feeling. The Geranium has a vivid red color and is widely used for relaxation.

 

Oils are beneficial, but be sure you do not have any allergic reactions to the above oils and scents.  If you have a history of miscarriage, epilepsy, vaginal bleeding, it’s best to steer clear of essential oils altogether. It is best to check first with your doctor and /or midwife.

 

Source/s: http://www.babycentre.co.uk/x536449/is-it-safe-to-use-essential-oils-while-im-pregnant/

https://wellnessmama.com/26519/risks-essential-oils/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cananga_odorata

https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/essential-oils/health-benefits-of-ylang-ylang-essential-oil.html