Essential Oils During Pregnancy
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Earlier this year, my very best friends shared with me that her and her husband were expecting a baby in July! Now I can’t believe July is already here and we are waiting to welcome the little one soon. Taken over with pure excitement and love surrounding the news, I immediately thought of all the natural and essential oil infused products she was going to need during this pregnancy to be prepared for her first baby.
After the announcement, I was so happy that I quickly put together a pregnancy care package for her. It was important to me to give my best friend this simple package of pregnancy supplies because I know what's in traditional products. There was no way I was going to let my best friend use those harmful chemicals, specially now with with a little baby on the way.
By following my blog, its easy to see that I love sharing Young Living and one my favorite things is creating oil filled gifts for my friends and family, this situation was no different! Since I haven't talked specifically about babies or pregnancy yet, I thought sharing my approach to make this care package would be helpful.
Even though I haven't gone through a pregnancy yet, I know there are many things that women may experience during pregnancy. All women experience a different pregnancy and sometimes even have very different pregnancies themselves with each baby, its amazing how our bodies work. Even though we are all different, there are some consistencies when talking about pregnancies and there are some understandings that it will be challenging. Most pregnant women consider the baby first for most lifestyle choices. With the baby’s health in mind, there are many things that women avoid so that the baby is not harmed from exposure to anything dangerous during critical development. Pregnancy can be hard for some because there are so many changes happening, some women are curious how to support their body through these changes and still avoid chemicals.
After being involved with Young Living Essential Oils for three years, I know Young Living has many products to support women through any phase of their life. Since I honestly don’t have any personal experience it was important for me to look into my resources. I wanted to make sure I was putting together something that I knew I would use in the future for sleep, digestion, stress, swelling, and wellness during a pregnancy too.
I took one afternoon to read testimonies in our education groups on Facebook and researched how Young Living Essential Oils support pregnancy. After compiling some similar testimonies and reflecting on what I currently use for supporting my own wellness now, I had an idea of what I was going to make for the pregnancy care package. Although I do not have any of my own experience to share here yet, being a part of such a large community that continuously shares testimonies with Young Living Essential Oils, I knew exactly where to start because of the education on our team.
I feel so empowered with essential oils that I am really looking forward to one day using my Young Living Essential Oils to support my future pregnancies, that is, once my husband and I are ready to start our family. Since essential oils are such a large part of my lifestyle and I know that my pregnancy journey will be filled with oils too. I look forward to one day sharing that with you. For now, I will explain how I helped my friends and give you some resources on where to start.
Remember Safety First:
Please remember though its critical to be really careful when using essential oils during pregnancy. For the safety of the baby and mom, it’s important to be informed, educated, and have the resources when using essential oils. With that, there are some important things to remember.
I only use Young Living Essential Oils which are very different than any essential oils on the market. After research, I found that not all essential oils are created equal because they are not regulated. I find this very scary because essential oils are very popular right now and can be found almost anywhere.
When choosing essential oils over traditional things, I personally want the essential oils to actually be 100% pure and a natural option. I realized that essential oils are not regulated, meaning they too can be full of synthetic, additives, and fragrance ingredients to act as filler just like other traditional products.
For the essential oil bottles on the market to be labeled 100 % pure essential oils, the product is only actually required to be 5 % purity. I ask myself,what is the other 95%? If essential oils are not bought from a reliable source, such as Young Living, the essential oil could actually be a more harmful choice.
I see essential oils popping up at different stores and companies simply trying to make money not concerned about quality or your wellness. Young Living stands apart from this because of their Seed to Seal commitment. By having full control over farms, distillation, and bottling we are getting exactly what we expect in every bottle. Through special sourcing, science, and standards Young Living is bringing the purest essential oils to families all around the world and no other company seems to match the decades of commitment and integrity.
When you order Young Living Essential Oils here on my site, I will be a resource to you and help you every step of the way. You will receive education and be apart of a large community. The best place to start is through the Premium Starter Kit, if you do not have essential oils yet, I would be honored to help you get started.
Use caution and common sense when using Young Living Essential Oil especially when pregnant. There are specific essential oils to avoid when pregnant please research essential oils before using them. Remember, this is your pregnancy and your body. I can not tell you what is safe and what isn’t. Please do your research to make your own decision to use certain essential oils yourself.
Relaxing Bath Salts
Perfect after a long day or mamma just needs to relax, calm down, or take time for self-care.
To prepare your bath salts:
Wonderful recipe to support a growing belly, these ingredients will support healthy skin during the process.
Ingredients for Whipped Body Butter:
Foot Massage Serum
A recipe to use on feet, ankles, and legs during entire pregnancy. A relaxing way to support circulation, kick your feet up in a comfortable spot and have someone help rub the oil onto your feet and legs.
Ingredients for Foot Massage Serum
Used everyday or extra when needed to support healthy body function and immune system
Ingredients for Wellness Roller
Prepare Wellness Roller
My Heart's Burning Roller
Apply on chest, esophagus, or bottom of feet when feeling baby’s burning love. Avoid wearing in the sun for 12 hours
Ingredients for My Heart’s Burning Roller Prepare My Heart’s Burning Roller
Valor is a blend of Black Spruce, Rosewood, Blue Tansy, and Frankincense. It helps balance the energies within the body and helps to give courage, confidence, and self-esteem. Valor will support mamma to be brave and also helps align the body.
Ingredients for Valor Roller Prepare Valor or Calm Roller
**Use Alternative Calming Essential Oils: Lavender, Peace & Calming, Frankincense, White Angelica and add Rose Petals for a beautiful touch**
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