Benefits of Essential Oils

What are essential oils? Why would they benefit me in my motherhood journey? doTERRA shares beautifully that, “Essential oils are the essence of a plant, a gift from the earth, distilled and prepared for you to bring the power of nature into your home. Inside many plants—hidden in roots, seeds, flowers, bark—are concentrated, highly potent chemical compounds. These natural compounds are essential oils.” When used correctly, essential oils can help you relieve difficult symptoms in your pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum. They are through diffusion, inhalation, or topical application.

There are many benefits of using essential oils during your pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum journey. This can include:

  • relieving symptoms of nausea
  • soothing muscle aches
  • treating hemorrhoids
  • improving quality of sleep
  • relieving stress and anxiety
  • improving mood
  • decreasing pain
  • and many more.

Here are some ideas of what oils you can use to help you:

  • Nausea: Peppermint, Chamomile, and Ginger
  • Anxiety/Stress: Lavender, Lemon, and Lemongrass
  • Acne: Tea Tree
  • Sleep: Lavender, Frankincense, and Cedarwood
  • Muscle Aches: Peppermint and Deep Blue
  • Focus/Alertness: Peppermint, Citrus Bloom, Wild Orange
  • Lift Mood: Wild Orange, Lemon, and Peppermint
  • Treating Hemorrhoids: Frankincense, Peppermint, and Tea Tree.

Be careful when going out to purchase essential oils. there are many companies selling cheap, fake, synthetic or adulterated essential oils that have no therapeutic value whatsoever. Always purchase your oils from a reputable source such as doTERRA, Young Living, Vitality Extracts, and Butterfly Express oils. If you need help in finding oils that will help you in your motherhood journey, reach out to your care provider, such as your midwife or doula.

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