We get asked a lot of questions around pregnancy and essential oils – are they safe to use whilst pregnant or trying to conceive? Which essential oils are safe during pregnancy use? Finding a way to unwind whilst pregnant and enjoy feeling relaxed and calm is really important. Using massage oils has been proven to lower stress levels and many oils are safe to use during pregnancy. Most massage oils are made up of a combination of carrier oils for skin nourishment and essential oils for their aromatherapy benefits. The following oils are safe to use;
As the ultimate sleep-inducing essential oil, this is one of the best oils that you can use for prenatal massage. Lavender reduces anxiety, encourages a sense of calm, and is excellent for relieving pain. Known as a balancing oil and an all-rounder, it’s one essential oil worth trying out when you are pregnant.
As a natural relaxer, patchouli oil is both safe to use during pregnancy and helps to relieve any signs of stress. Our Detox massage & bath oil has been formulated with a blend of Patchouli, Geranium and Marigold oil to create a detoxifying experience for the skin and mind.
Used commonly to relieve aches and pains, Ginger oil is naturally anti-inflammatory and has a warming effect on sore muscles when used topically in oil form. Try the Ayumi Muscle Massage Bath & Body Oil, made with Ginger oil, antioxidant-rich Clary Sage and Black Pepper essential oils.
Grape-seed oil does not only make your silky smooth skin but also has little to no odour. This makes grape-seed oil perfect for sensitive noses. During pregnancy, many women suffer from sensitivity to scent, making this oil a very good option for those experiencing this.
We have all heard of chamomile tea and know of its calming effects. This can also can be said for chamomile oil, as this essential oil works to relax the mind and body with a gentle floral scent. Roman chamomile is a great aromatherapy option to help encourage relaxation and banish severe migraine attacks.
A major issue most women experience during pregnancy is nausea and morning sickness. Lemon oil has proven to help with nausea and vomiting. Studies have shown that when consistently Lemon oil helps to decrease the frequency of nausea and vomiting during pregnancy.
Here at Ayumi, our massage & bath oils are rich in the highest grade essential oils to compliment the nourishing base of carrier oils, providing total body and skin rejuvenation. Try the range today!