How to use Essential Oils for Labor & Birth

The following Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils from doTERRA® are a wonderful enhancement for labor and birth: 

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BALANCE: For fear and grounding. Apply 1 drop to wrists. If carrier oil is desired apply 1 drop to wrists also. Inhale deeply. Inhale as soon after birth as possible.

BASIL: For labor pain & anxiety.  Apply to hips, bottom of feet, abdomen and temples. Mix 2 drops to 2 tsp carrier oil.

*CLARY SAGE: Induce labor/encourage contractions (slow labor). Mix 1 drop to 1 tsp carrier oil. Apply to abdomen, lower back, and the insides of ankles every 15 minutes. 

GERANIUM: To help prepare perineum. Massage daily for six weeks (begin at 34 weeks). Mix 5 drops & 1 TBS carrier oil. Can also be applied to forehead to help with negative memories and negative emotions (good for survivors giving birth). Also used post labor for helping with involution. Massage clockwise on abdomen. 

GINGER:  For Nausea and pain. Add a couple of drops to a bowl of warm or cool water. Soak a wash cloth in the bowl of ginger oil water. Wring out washcloth and dab face and/or apply to forehead. Apply to hips, bottom of feet, abdomen and temples. Mix 2 drops to 2 tsp carrier oil.

LAVENDAR: For pain, fear, anxiety and stress. Add a couple of drops to a bowl of warm or cool water. Soak a wash cloth in the bowl of lavender oil water. Wring out washcloth and dab face and/or apply to forehead. Add a few drops to warm bath water. Also used as a post labor uterine massage.

LEMON:  For energy and nausea.  Add a couple of drops to a bowl of warm or cool water. Soak a wash cloth in the bowl of lemon oil water. Wring out washcloth and dab face and/or apply to forehead. Directly smell washcloth. Add a couple drops to water and drink.

MYRHH: For grounding. Feelings of being in present moment. Getting baby in a good position. Add a couple of drops to warm bath water. Soak in tub.

*Use only if membranes have ruptured or if labor has been well established. 

Note: All oils can be inhaled (smelled).

Reference: Essential Oils for Maternity 

Alda Mills Guide for Essential Oils During Labor & Birth

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