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Essential Oils for Pregnancy, Infants and Children

By Dr. Lynn R. Thompson

Throughout the ages we have depended on the natural resources to support our human condition. Essential oils are a natural use of the plant’s leaves, bark, flowers, roots, stems and other parts. Doterra produces quality, Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade (CPTG) oils for use aromatically, topically and in some cases, internally. Different circumstances and life situations call for different oils, and pregnancy, infancy and childhood are a great place to start.

Oils for Pregnancy Symptoms:

  1. Conception – Rose

  2. Sore breasts – Lavender, Geranium, Roman Chamomile

  3. Constipation – Digestive Blend, Lemon, Peppermint, Fennel

  4. Depression – Vitality Supplements, Invigorating Blend, Joyful Blend, Grounding Blend, Frankincense

  5. Fatigue – Invigorating Blend, Lemon, Joyful Blend, Grapefruit, Wild Orange, Peppermint

  6. High blood pressure – Ylang Ylang, Geranium, Lemongrass, Lavender

  7. Nausea/vomiting – Ginger, Peppermint

  8. Sleep – Calming Blend, Lavender

  9. Stretch marks – Anti-Aging Blend

  10. Swelling – Invigorating Blend, Lemon, Massage Blend, Cypress, Lavender, Ginger

Oils for Labor and Delivery Stages:

  1. Contraction inducing – Clary Sage, Myrrh, Geranium, and Lavender

  2. Energy – Roman Chamomile, Geranium, and Lavender

  3. Episiotomy – Geranium

  4. Perineum support – Helichrysum

  5. Pain – Basil, Black Pepper

  6. Pre-term labor – Lavender

  7. Uterine tone – Clary Sage

  8. Transition stage – Basil

Oils for Post Pregnancy:

  1. Breast soreness – Myrrh, Geranium, Sandalwood

  2. Cesarean scars – Anti-Aging Blend

  3. Increased milk production – Fennel, Basil, Clary Sage Geranium

  4. Mastitis – Melaleuca (Tea Tree Oil), Rosemary

  5. Perineum support – Frankincense, Lavender

  6. Uterine support – Clary Sage

Each woman, as well as each pregnancy, delivery and post-partum situation is different. You should contact an educated representative prior to use in order to learn more about the oils and find the best combination to assist in this miraculous experience.

Utilizing the natural healing powers of the CPTG essential oils on infants and children requires some dilution, for which an educated representative can also provide assistance. Essential oils can help with routine conditions:

Infants – abdominal pain, colds, colic, congestion, cough, cradle cap, crying, diarrhea, diaper rash, fever, jaundice, teething.

Commonly recommended essential oils for babies: Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Wild Orange, Melaleuca (Tea Tree), Pettigrain, Roman Chamomile, Tangerine, Neroli.

Children – allergies, asthma, bed wetting, bladder infection, burns, cancer sores, chicken pox, constipation, cuts and scrapes, digestive issues, dry skin, earache, flu, insect bites, lice, sleeplessness, sunburn.

Commonly recommended essential oils for children: Cypress, Frankincense, Geranium, Ginger, Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram, Melaleuca, Wild Orange, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Thyme, Ylang Ylang.

Local to Eau Claire, Doterra representatives offer various free educational classes on using the essential oils with knowledge and safety. We follow the guidelines of research and science.

This article is not to be construed as, nor is it intended to be used for, medical diagnosis or treatment. This information should not be used in place of the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider. Should you have any health care-related questions, please call or see your physician or other qualified health care provider promptly.

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