These are easy to read and understand and are beautifully presented.
Lavender essential oil is the traditional midwife's scent because it clears,
uplifts and relaxes. It is very nice- just don't use too much- it has given
me a HA when I've used too much. Check out a good aromatherapy book- one
popular one even comes with small vials of many oils to try, along with
a nice historical and emotive review. I really like orange oil, as it is
very refreshing, without being too sweet- many of the scents are nice for
moms, but if used alone without a balancing earth scent (like sandalwood,
patchouli, bay, etc.) the dads might not enjoy them, as they can be really
strong and powerful. From my resources; a recipe for stress relieving bath-
geranium, lavender, sandalwood, cardamom, patchouli, and rose (all as essential
A stimulating bath (maybe for a slowed labor?)- rosemary, clove, lemon,
neroli, palma rosa, geranium.
A balancing bath- lavender, sandalwood, ylang ylang
A relaxing bath- chamomile, mellissa, sandalwood, lavender, geranium, rose.
(all from the Complete book of essential oils & aromatherapy by Valerie
(the following are used intentionally with a thanks to the sources- nice
before rituals- these are powerfully evoking baths!- I think they would
be wonderful for a labor bath!!)
A moon mystery bath magic- (to allow one to be blinded by the light of
the moon; aligns one to the pull of her tides both within and without-
What is birth if not Her ultimate tide of fruition?)- myrrh, jasmine, sandalwood,
lily (Very Nice)
Blue German chamomile- for skin disorders and discomforts, anti-inflammatory,
balancing to the female reproductive system!
Roman chamomile- for insomnia, nervous conditions, also balancing to women’s
(All of the above are from little pamphlets and cards I've gathered over
time...) Always use by the drop- not glug, patch testing is recommended(on
the skin to make sure she doesn't have a sensitive skin-reaction to it)
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