Essential Oils by Trimester: a Pregnant Woman’s Guide

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Essential Oils By TrimesterThe 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 our Essential Oil Safety Guide.

Young Living - Essential Oils by Trimester, a Pregnant Woman's Guide

Want to learn even more? See what some Young Living employees used during their pregnancies in the “Pregnancy and Essential Oils” blog post!

What are your favorite ways to give your body some extra TLC? Share in the comments!

 

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  • Hi Desiree! We always encourage following label directions, in this case it does state that if you are pregnant to consult your health care professional prior to use. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Ana Cristina

    Hi!!! i have my doubts if it´s safe to use any of the products I’m going to list below during pregnancy. It would be of great help!

    Sheerlume Brightening Cream
    ART Renewal Serum
    Boswellia Cream
    Sandalwood Cream
    Wolfberry Eye Cream

    Frankincense Oil (Boswellia Carterri)
    Lavender Oil (Lavandula Angustifolia)
    Purification Oil
    Carrot Seed Oil (I bought it to make facial sunscreen)

    Thank you!

    • Hi Ana! As with any medical condition, if you are pregnant, nursing, or taking medication, consult a health professional prior to use of any products for targeted advice. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Yvonne

    Hi what oils can I use for infertility and how?

    • Young Living

      Hello Yvonne, Young Living’s products are intended only for the use listed on individual labels—either for topical/aromatic use or as a dietary supplement. Please always refer to the label for usage directions. Because Young Living’s products are not labeled to be used as drugs, they are not intended for use in the treatment or cure of disease or any abnormal function of the body, including ailments or injuries. Therefore, Young Living cannot provide advice or recommendation for products to address any type of disease, ailment, or injury. We advise that you consult with a medical professional on your specific issue.

  • These YoungLiving essential oils give such amazing relief and support throughout the 9 months as well as during the labor/birth experience.
    All I can say is “only God” could bless both Mother and baby with such a wealth of goodness for the body, mind and Spirit.
    How blessed you Young Mothers are to experience these and their blessed support in ALL Ways.
    I have daughters who have used them in pregnancy and birth…and miraculous is the describing word. Thanks to
    D.GaryYoung for bringing these pure essential oils to average people through his hard work and dedication to purity, to YL farms and stainless steel diffusers specifically designed to produce oils of exquisite purity to enhance Mind, Body and Spirit!. Gentle Baby to start and Myrrh to end and many more throughout!!

    • Melody Boothe-Strite

      Actually just realized I miswrote Stainless Steel distillers (not diffusers) above

  • jessica

    i would like to order this handout to give to people. How can I do that?

    • Hey Jessica! We don’t offer the handout for purchase, however, you can print it out yourself by copying and pasting the infographic. You can also email, share, or post the link so friends and family to see it. Hope that helps!

  • Sarah

    Is there an oil we can use to help with placenta previa?

    • Young Living

      Hi Sarah, Young Living’s products are intended only for the use listed on individual labels—either for topical/aromatic use or as a dietary supplement. Please always refer to the label for usage directions. Because Young Living’s products are not labeled to be used as drugs, they are not intended for use in the treatment or cure of disease or any abnormal function of the body, including ailments or injuries. Therefore, Young Living cannot provide advice or recommendation for products to address any type of disease, ailment, or injury. We advise that you consult with a medical professional on your specific issue.

  • Sandy

    Granddaughter is PG and in hospital with problems with blood pressure and retention of liquids. What oils should she use

    • Young Living

      Hi Sandy, Young Living’s products are intended only for the use listed on individual labels—either for topical/aromatic use or as a dietary supplement. Please always refer to the label for usage directions. Because Young Living’s products are not labeled to be used as drugs, they are not intended for use in the treatment or cure of disease or any abnormal function of the body, including ailments or injuries. Therefore, Young Living cannot provide advice or recommendation for products to address any type of disease, ailment, or injury. We advise that you consult with a medical professional concerning your granddaughter’s specific issue.

  • Laura

    This is my fourth pregnancy and firts with oils I am a little scare since I haven’t used them in pregnancy but I love them before I don’t know what oils are good and safe to use
    I love Christmas spirit and thieves but haven’t found anything about them, lavender and peppermint I found they are safe but not during first trimester.

    • Young Living

      Hi Laura, As with any medical condition it is strongly recommended that, prior to use of essential oils, you seek the advice and recommendation of a competent, trained health care advisor who is experienced in EO usage. It is generally recommended to avoid overuse and excessive use of Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea), Sage (Salvia officinalis), Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare), Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis), Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare), and Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens) as well as the blends and supplements that contain these oils. Do not use RutaVaLa™ or the RutaVaLa roll-on products if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or could possibly be pregnant.

  • Brooke

    Does anyone use any supplements during their pregnancy? I am having my 3rd baby and I can not take prenatals. They make me so sick I suffer from Hyperemesis Gravidarum…. thank God that part is over with. I was taking Master Formula, Omegg-Gize (2 capsules daily) and I added another 400 mcg of Folic acid. Clearly I am running this by my DR. but I want to know what everyone else has done.

  • Ashley

    I am 6 month pregnant. I do not put anything into my body without knowing exactly what it is. I must say that tea tree oil, lavender, r.c. and eucalyptus, have saved me…emotionally. I lost my daughter in march and found that i was expecting soon after she passed. I have not taken any meds. I use my diffuser daily and if I am struggling more than usual, i put a drop on my finger and place it on hot spots…behind ears, chest, wrist, temples… and most of the time right above my lip. It really helps me. I am very thankful for these oils and will share my experience with them, with others. I have gotten everyone in my household (spouse, and two children) going on the oils. We kicked asthma’s booty last month. love my oils, Y.L. for life!!

    • Kylee

      I have been taking master formula and Super B. It has everything except for 200 mg recommend of DHA and is a little lower than the recommended amount but can easily be made up in your diet. I had the same problem with prenatals and feel a million times better!

    • Colleen

      Can I ask what you did for asthma?!? I am pregnant with my first. I’ll be 17 weeks this week and my asthma is awful, I have been taking my enhallers and allergy medicine per my doctor but it doesn’t seem to help much anymore. This is the worse my asthma has ever been and it is daily! (Usually my asthma just comes when I get a cold…) st night I wheeze all night long like a deflating balloon when I enhale and exhale…so again, I am wondering what you did to kick asthmas butt!!! 🙂

  • Lauren

    My YLEO have been a lifesaver! I’ve been using them throughout my pregnancy. Now at 35 weeks. Copaiba for headaches, lavender for restless legs, German chamomile for sleep, joy for moodiness. I love my oils

    • Bernadette Johnston

      Would you please let me know how you use the Copaiba for headaches. I had a person get ahold of me asking what she can do for headaches, she is 4 months pregnant. Thank You, Bernadette

      • Lindsey

        Yes I’m definitely interested in this as well!

  • Harley

    I didn’t use EOS with my first pregnancy besides some eucalyptus bath wash to help with my migraines. However my first is a totally oily child. And I have been using YLEO since the end of my first trimester with this pregnancy. I use Gentle Baby and Lavender to help with Braxton hicks and/or false labor. I also use that on my tummy to help with elasticity so it’s like a win win. Lemon Vitality everyday in my water for extra energy. And as I am approaching my D Day I have my L&D kit of oils ready to go! Peace and calming to diffuse, valor on my hips, clary sage (which I’ve read is ok DURING labor) to help keep up with the contractions. It’s like an all natural Pictosin, PanAway for pain, peppermint for nausea and surrender so I can surrender to the process. And then some Ningxia Red for energy during labor. And frankincense to anoint the little bundle of joy when he is finally here!

    • Aurora

      Love my YL oils! wish I had found these oils when I was pregnant with my daughter.
      I know this is unsolicited advice but, it’s best to not apply oils on you or the baby the first few days. The baby need too smell YOU and you need to smell the baby. Those Pheromones that we release after birth are by design and help with the bonding. Essential Oils could disrupt that.

  • Marge

    Love my yleo during 2nd pregnancy! At birth my placenta was “bueatiful”said the midwife and it “smelled amazing like citrus ” said my husband and I. (Compared to my first baby placenta before oils ) Drinking ningxia red and using YL oils helped my preggo body feel great.

  • Cynthia

    As an old OB nurse I can only say I love using these oils and can see their helpfulness. They rock it out for positivity during pregnancy. I have moved on and now do L&D to the next next dimension with the use of oils for the patient and the care givers. I loving using these oils for the benefits they offer to all. Never try to force my beliefs on any one only offer healthy wholesome alternatives to assist or allow people to know their bodies and how this works for them.

  • Cassandra

    Lemon and grapefruit were great to smell in the first trimester. I use frankincense in my facial moisturizer daily with carrot oil and Lavender in my belly butter.

  • I didn’t know about essential oils during my first 5 pregnancies. I started using them during the third trimester of my sixth pregnancy. Wish I had known sooner. I LOVE Young Living essential oils. Peppermint was my favorite. Joy is my all time favorite.

  • Ally Mathews

    I have been using YOUNG LIVING for a couple years now and have 2 oily babies, but am so excited now to have my first oily pregnancy!!!!! I am almost to the end of my first trimester and I’ve been using joy and frankincense 🙂

  • Terrie

    Thanks so much for sharing this.

  • Maria

    I have diffused Purification every night so far throughout my pregnancy. I’ll continue to use my YL essential oils during my pregnancy. Thank you for posting this article.

  • Ashley

    I didn’t know about oils in my previous three pregnancies, but I’ve been using them throughout my entire pregnancy this time. I love Young Living Essential Oils!

  • Linda Morris

    I only used lavender during pregnancy & didnt hear about Young Living until after I had 4 living children.
    But now I use oils everyday & peppermint is my favorite & I love sharing oils with people.

  • Wish I had known about essential oils when I was pregnant.

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