Essential Oils and Your Pregnancy

Heidi HigginsBy Heidi Higgins, Certified Wellness Educator

Pregnancy can be a wonderful experience where a great deal of personal energy is given to the miracle of life. It is often full of wonder, excitement, anticipation and feeling of euphoria. It is also a time where tremendous changes are taking place in your body. Hormonal, circulatory, structural and emotional changes all present a variety of physical and emotional challenges that need to be addressed while still attempting to maintain a sense of normalcy from day to day. Did you know that quality essential oils are safe to use during pregnancy and can help to minimize the discomforts? Here are a few examples:

During pregnancy essential oils can help to reduce swelling & water retention, ease heartburn or morning sickness, minimize chance of tearing & promote restful sleep. There are also a number of post labor discomforts that can be aided with the use of essential oils.

Additionally, essential oils are safe to use on baby & children and can help with a variety of issues ranging from diaper rash and constipation to the common cold. They are great to keep on hand for first aid too!

These are just a few ways in which essential oils can benefit you during and after your pregnancy. It is important to note that not all essential oils are created equally. In fact, many that are purchased (even at health food stores) are poor quality and even contain synthetic ingredients. I do suggest only using oils that are Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade. Anything less than this grade may not produce the desired results and can, in some cases, be extremely toxic.

To learn more about how to safely use essential oils for you and your family, be sure to attend one of the upcoming essential oil workshops:

Essential Oil Basics Friday, September 16th, 1:00 pm

  • An introduction to ten nurturing Essential Oils. We will cover simple and safe methods for using these oils and tips to help your family address a multitude of health issues and care for your family's everyday health needs.

Essential Oils and Pregnancy and Birthing, Friday, October 7th, 10:30 am

  • Learn which oils are safe and can benefit you during your pregnancy and-post partum recovery.

A clean home… Naturally, Friday, October 28th, 1:00 pm

  • Learn simple essential oil cleaning tips to help keep your home clean and free of harmful cleaning chemicals.

For more information, contact Heidi at (208 765-8147 or