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 for post labor uterine massage.

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 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

To order Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils, please visit http://www.mydoterra.com/aldamills

To order the Labor and Birth Essential Oil Kit containing all eight oils, please contact Alda Mills directly at (801) 750-4575 or by email: synergybabydoula@hotmail.com. Cost – $35 entire kit of 8 (5/8 dram) vials or selected oils are $5 each.

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