57: Safe use of essential oils in pregnancy and birth with Holly Lo 

Parenting Podcast – Episode 57: Safe use of essential oils in pregnancy and birth with Holly Lo

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Mama of three oil babies, natural health educator, Canadian founder with doterra, founder of Oil Babies Inc. Holly balances her time between growing her global team of over 80,000 essential oil educators and customers, travelling Europe and North America with her family, teaching birth professionals and training on nurturing leadership. She is the author of The Essential Oil Guide to pregnancy, birth, and beyond. Her first children’s book is coming this summer, along with an Oil Babies podcast. She loves figure skating,skiing, and anything involving water. 

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Show Notes

  • How do essential oils work and why do women choose to use them during pregnancy and birth? 
  • Risks of essential oils
  • Benefits of essential oils
  • Essential Oils that are safe during pregnancy and their benefits
    • • Cardamon – combat morning sickness and nausea
    • • Frankincense – promote calm, relaxation and a good night’s sleep
    • • Geranium – uplift your mood
    • • German or Roman Chamomile – promote calm, relaxation and a good night’s sleep
    • • Ginger – combat morning sickness and nausea
    • • Lavender – promote calm, relaxation and a good night’s sleep
    • • Lemon – uplift your mood
    • • Neroli – promote calm, relaxation and a good night’s sleep
    • • Patchouli – uplift your mood
    • • Petitgrain – promote calm, relaxation and a good night’s sleep
    • • Rose or Rosewood – promote calm, relaxation and a good night’s sleep
    • • Sandalwood – uplift your mood
    • • Wild Orange – uplift your mood
  • Which essential oils are not safe?
    • • Aniseed
    • • Basil
    • • Birch
    • • Camphor
    • • Clary Sage
    • • Hyssop
    • • Mogwort
    • • Oak Moss
    • • Parley Seed or Leaf
    • • Pennyroyal
    • • Peppermint
    • • Rosemary
    • • Rue
    • • Sage
    • • Tansy
    • • Tarragon,
    • • Thuja
    • • Thyme
    • • Wintergreen
    • • Wormwood
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  • **Of course, always ask your OBGYN or Midwife before using any essential oils*
  • Tips for using essential oils in labor?

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