Essential Oils Recipes

by Sally

These are all Young Living Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils listed below

 

Here are some recipes I've saved and used when my sister had her first baby nearly 3 years ago (her labor was only about 6 hours and very easy!) Good luck and enjoy!Peace & Love,Sally

 

Water Retention Massage Oil:

 

2 1/2 Tb. almond oil

1/2 Tb. jojoba oil

1 Evening Primrose oil capsule (approx. 10 drops)

2 drops Tangerine

1 drop Lemon

4 Cypress

4 Lavender

3 Geranium

 

This can be used all throughout pregnancy. Relax on the sofa with your legs raised by pillows. Apply the oils to your feet, ankles and legs,massaging toward your heart to help circulation. The help of your partner would certainly be appreciated.

 

Pregnant Itchy Skin Blend:

 

2 1/2 Tb. Almond oil

1/2 Tb. jojoba oil

1 Evening Primrose capsule (approx. 10 drops)

1 Vitamin E capsule (approx. 10 drops)

4 drops Tangerine

4 drops Geranium

4 drops Lavender

4 drops Cypress

3 drops Lemon

 

This blend uses the same EO's as the above Water Retention blend, with differing amounts of the EO's. This oil can be used almost daily during pregnancy. Apply it to wet skin after showering, especially on the growing belly. It may help in not having to experience the itch that most mothers speak of, plus it could be beneficial for stretch marks.(Gentle Baby and Prenolone+ cream also work well on stretch marks).

 

Three Weeks Before Delivery:

 

8 drops Geranium

5 drops Lavender

1 oz. almond oil

 

Mix and rub on the perinea three times a day. This helps to soften the cervix and thins the membrane to get ready for delivery. (This really works, as I have used it twice on my daughter and the doctors could not believe that she was already thinned out when she came into the hospital. Her second baby came in 4 hours, from start to finish, and she only had 1/2 an hour hard labor!

 

One Week Before Delivery:

 

8 drops Geranium

5 drops Lavender

5 drops Fennel

1 oz. almond oil

 

Apply this on the perinea to further get it ready.

 

Labor Diffusing Blend:

 

40 drops Lavender

37 drops Frankincense

21 drops Ylang Ylang

20 Chamomile Roman

 

Diffuse into birthing room, if possible.

 

Labor Cooling Compress Blend:

 

10 drops Jasmine

5 drops Chamomile R

5 drops Geranium

20 drops Lavender

 

Use in a bowl of water; swish a wash cloth and use to cool mom's head and face.

 

During Labor:

 

4 drops Helichrysum

4 drops Fennel

2 drops Peppermint

5 drops Ylang Ylang

3 drops Clary Sage

1/2 oz. mixing oil

 

Apply only after the labor starts. Massage inside the ankles, on little toes, little fingers and lower tummy and back.

 

Afterbirth Blend:

 

10 drops Geranium

15 drops Jasmine

 

Use with a carrier oil to help expel placenta and tone the uterus.

 

General Notes for Good Labor and Delivery:

 

Encourage labor: Jasmine, Clary Sage

Uterine tonic: Jasmine, Clary Sage, Frankincense, Ylang Ylang, Nutmeg

Antidepressant: Roman Chamomile, Frankincense, Geranium, Jasmine, Lavender

Pain killer: Roman Chamomile, Jasmine, Lavender