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5 September 2022 / Laura Garvin Gomez

Best Essential Oils for Pregnancy

Some essential oils are perfectly safe and beneficial during pregnancy - find out the best ones for you.

Best Essential Oils for Pregnancy

Natural remedies can be a great option for relieving some of the symptoms of pregnancy. 

Essential oils are a popular choice due to their host of boosting benefits for the body, mind and soul during a magical but, admittedly, sometimes uncertain time in our lives. 

Finding the best ones for you and your wellness can also be a rather uncertain process, especially as not all essential oils are suitable for use during pregnancy. 

Thankfully, we've created a list of the best and safest essential oils for you and your body.

The best essential oils for pregnancy

Cedarwood oil

Used for centuries as a restorative aid, cedarwood is great for respiratory support, helping to keep your airways clear and your breathing steady during times of sickness or tension. 

Cedarwood can also improve the appearance of your skin, using its anti-inflammatory and  to help protect it against possible damage.

Learn more about the benefits of cedarwood essential oil. 

Frankincense oil

The naturally smooth and woody notes of frankincense make it a fantastic oil for promoting emotional balance and support.

that this oil can activate TRPV3 channels in the brain to create feelings of warmth and security. This makes it a great choice for lowering stress levels and calming the body from within. 

Frankincense is also known to improve elasticity in the skin, helping to reduce the appearance of stretchmarks when applied topically. 

Learn more about the benefits of frankincense essential oil. 


Lavender oil

A pioneer for improving sleep, reducing stress and facilitating calm, lavender is a perfect starter oil for those of us who are just beginning to experiment with aromatherapy. 

Containing strong antimicrobial properties, lavender can help to reduce harmful bacteria in your home as well as help to treat infections. 

Lavender is also a naturally gentle oil, meaning it is one of the safest to use during pregnancy. 

Learn more about the benefits of lavender essential oil.

Lavender stem and vial with oil in.

Lemon oil

Known for relieving nausea and increasing positivity, lemon is one of the best essential oils for pregnancy, as it can help ward away the symptoms of morning sickness as well as the feelings of fatigue that can follow.

confirmed the anti-nausea effects of diffusing lemon oil during the early stages of pregnancy, making it a popular remedy with a promising future. 

Learn more about the benefits of lemon essential oil.

Peppermint oil

Inhaling the strong and refreshing scent of peppermint is a good way to regulate scent sensitivities created during pregnancy.

Peppermint is also known to help  and soothe muscular pain, due to its cooling, antispasmodic properties. 

Learn more about the benefits of peppermint essential oil.

Essential oils to avoid during pregnancy

Not all essential oils are suitable for pregnancy and, regardless of which oils you choose, you should always be sure to contact your doctor before using essential oils while pregnant or breastfeeding.

Some essential oils to avoid include: 

  • Aniseed
  • Sage
  • Basil
  • Tarragon
  • Birch Tar
  • Hyssop
  • Camphor
  • Parsley 
  • Wintergreen

You can find out more about how to safely use essential oils whilst pregnant here.

Shop our range of essential oils here.

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