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What oils are best for Postpartum?

For Momma:

Here's a list of just a few of the oils that I've found to be really helpful in the Postpartum period:

 

Geranium– Helps with post-birth soreness especially if you've torn. Can be very supportive to healing skin. Dilute very well since this is going to such a delicate part of the body. One drop each in 1 cup of liquid. Wonderful for cracked nipples.

Lavender– Helps with clogged milk ducts. Apply heat in the form of hot shower and do massage with the diluted Lavender oil, to support your body’s natural process to unclog. Lavender is also a life saver for sore nipples.

Fennel– Helps with if your milk is lagging. It provides support for healthy lactation and when milk production can’t keep up through a growth spurt. Dilute 1-2 drops in fractionated coconut oil and apply to breasts. It works within a few hours! Only use as needed and as using too frequently will eventually affect hormones. You can also do 2 drops of Fennel Vitality in honey, followed by 2 glasses of water.

Lemon or Citrus Fresh– Helps with fatigue, exhaustion, can help you feel more alert and focused. Citrus Fresh is a blend of Orange, Tangerine, Grapefruit, Lemon, Mandarin orange, and Spearmint oils.

Joy– Helps with boosting mood and easing those baby blues. Diffuse in morning with a drop of Lemon oil after baby goes down for nap. You can apply diluted to outside of your ears and over heart. Joy is a blend of Bergamot, Ylang ylang, Geranium, Lemon, Coriander, Tangerine, Jasmine, Roman chamomile, Palmarosa, and Rose oils.

Stress Away– Helps relieve daily stress and nervous tension, and to keep the mother AND father calm! Stress Away is a blend of Copaiba, Lime, Cedarwood, Vanilla, Ocotea, and Lavender oils.

 

Gentle Baby– Helps with comforting, emotional heart, calming, soothing skin, relaxation. It was designed for moms, moms to be and newborns. It's a blend and there are 10 essential oils that make up Gentle Baby: Rosewood, Lavender, Lemon, Roman Chamomile, Geranium, Ylang Ylang, Rose Otto, Jasmine, Palmarosa, and Coriander.


 

Oils to AVOID while Breastfeeding

Peppermint (can decrease breast milk supply in some women). Blue Cypress, Carrot Seed, Cinnamon Bark, Dill, Hyssop, Idaho Tansy, Myrrh, Nutmeg, Rosemary, Sage, and Wintergreen, Clarity, Deep Relief, Exodus II, Pan Away, Raven, Relieve It.

Note: This is not an extensive or exhaustive list.

For Baby:​

As always, check with your medical provider or your pediatrician first, but these are some oils which my clients have used successfully:

Gentle Baby– Helps with bonding, calming, childhood issues (fear), comforting, grief and sorrow, emotional heart, calming, soothing skin, relaxation, healthy skin. It was designed for moms, moms to be and newborns. It's a blend and there are 10 essential oils that make up Gentle Baby: Rosewood, Lavender, Lemon, Roman Chamomile, Geranium, Ylang Ylang, Rose Otto, Jasmine, Palmarosa, and Coriander. Dilute Gentle Baby by at least 50 percent or more for use on babies. 

Peace and Calming - Helps the the baby (and the parents!) to stay peaceful and calm. Great as a part of a nighttime routine. Promotes calmness and helps to stop panic and fear. Peace and Calming is a blend of Tangerine, Orange, Ylang ylang, Patchouli, and Blue tansy oils.

Geranium– Helps with aiding in supporting healthy digestion and liver. Diluted on baby's feet can help if jaundice is an issue.

Lavender and Tea Tree– 1 drop each of mixed in 3 TB of carrier oil will help with diaper rash. Use a small dollop after each diaper change. Some people like to add a bit of bentonite clay as well.

Oils to AVOID with Babies and Young Children

Wintergreen, Peppermint, Rosemary, Eucalyptus, Cinnamon Bark, Hyssop, Basil, Thyme, Oregano, Melissa, and other "Hot/Strong" oils.

Note: This is not an extensive or exhaustive list.


 

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Lauren Dawson – Young Living Member ID #: 10737295

The information provided on A Growing Belly.com is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to prescribe, diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. It is your responsibility to educate yourself and address any health or medical needs you may have with your physician. Please seek professional help when needed.