Essential oils can be a pregnant woman’s best friend, but its important to be informed before you use them. These tips and tricks will help you do just that

The decision to use essential oils during pregnancy can be a difficult one. There are a wide variety of opinions on the matter, often with conflicting and confusing claims.

For example, some women choose to avoid excessive use of these specific oils:

  • Clary Sage or Sage
  • Idaho Tansy or Hyssop
  • Fennel
  • Wintergreen
  • Blends and supplements that contain these oils

However, essential oil usage is a personal choice, and there are no hard-and-fast rules. Just be sure to follow label directions and consult a medical professional with essential oil experience to be as safe as possible. When used correctly, essential oils can help form a beautiful bond between motherhood and Mother Nature.

For more information on how to safely use essential oils, check out the Essential Oil Safety Guide.


First Trimester

  • Familiar & Fresh

    Stick to oils that are familiar and fresh such as Lavender, Citrus Fresh, and Lemongrass.

  • Start Low and Go Slow

    Experiment by diffusing a small amount of oil in a spacious area and see how you respond. If you don’t have any issues, try diffusing a high concentration of the oil, and consider applying it to the skin after diluting it with V-6 Vegetable Complex.

  • Keep Nausea At Bay

    Snacking regularly. Slique Bars, Pure Protein Complete, pretzels, fruits, veggies, and nuts are all great options.

  • Support Energy Levels

    Try NingXia Red.

Second Trimester

  • Exercising During Pregnancy

    Exercising while pregnant can be tough. Diffuse essential oils such as En-R-Gee, Citrus Fresh, and Jade Lemon to inspire you to get moving.

  • Folate Is Essential

    Folate aids in the healthy development of the fetus in an early pregnancy. Super B contains Orgen-FA, a naturally derived source of folate from lemon peels, plus all seven other essential B vitamins.

  • Brushing & Flossing

    Follow good oral hygiene practices by brushing and flossing regularly with Young Living’s Thieves line.

Third Trimester

  • Support Healthy-Looking Skin

    Apply essential oils topically. Add several drops to your facial moisturizer or body lotion and apply daily.

  • Boost Confidence & Self-Esteem

    Diffuse Valor II or White Angelica.

  • Bedtime Routine

    Incorporate essential oils such as Lavender and Frankincense into your bedtime routine to create a relaxing aroma.

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