Essential oils for labor can be just the
ticket if you’re looking for safe, healthy options for a great labor.
Not only can essential oils help ease discomfort associated with labor, but they can also help
keep you relaxed and grounded to help your labor progress well. There
are even essential oils that can help with slow labor.
Given that essential oils contribute to overall health and wellness in general, it seems obvious that they would be extremely valuable during pregnancy too!
Here are some top ways you can use essential oils for an easier labor.
Lavender Essential Oil- Lavender is a very versatile essential oil you can use all throughout your labor to promote relaxation and ease muscle tension. It's great to use in massage during labor or fantastic in the diffuser for birth!
Frankincense Essential Oil- Frankincense is an amazing essential oil for labor. Use it to calm your emotions by inhaling the aroma. You can rub frankincense on your lower back or tummy to ease labor discomfort. Also, if you tear “down there” you can apply frankincense directly to the area to help with discomfort and to aid the skin in recovering more quickly.
Helichrysum Essential Oil- Helichrysum essential oil is great to use on your perineum during delivery to increase skin elasticity. You can just use a small amount of helichrysum with a carrier oil and rub it on. This is great to use in combination with a ginger compress on your perineum.
Peppermint Essential Oil- You can smell peppermint essential oil to ease nausea during labor. This oil is also incredibly helpful to use if you have back labor. Just massage on your lower back.
Myrrh Essential Oil- Put a drop of myrrh on the baby’s umbilical cord stump to help it to dry and fall off faster. Inhaling the aroma of myrrh can also encourage the progression of natural labor.
Clary Sage Essential Oil-
Clary Sage is a versatile essential oil for labor. It encourages more
effective contractions, so you can put a few drops on your inner ankles
to keep labor moving along normally. You can also try this as a natural way
to encourage labor. That's not all... Clary Sage is also great for soothing labor discomfort.
Rose Essential Oil- Rose essential oil for labor is relaxing and helps soften ligaments. Your ligaments have to soften up to allow your pelvis to expand for baby to pass through. You can put a few drops in a bath or use it with a massage for the lower back or abdomen.
Jasmine Essential Oil- Jasmine evokes feelings of joy, peace, and self-confidence. It can soothe discomfort and contribute to normal labor. Use with massage on lower back or abdomen.
Essential oils have an endless number of uses for overall health. So it makes sense that using essential oils for labor can be just as helpful. Give them a try. You may be surprised!
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