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Aromatherapy for Childbirth

Easy Steps to a Safer Pregnancy - View e-book or Download PDF - FREE!
An interactive resource for moms on easy steps they can take to reduce exposure to chemical toxins during pregnancy.

Other excellent resources about avoiding toxins during pregnancy

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 oils)

Some recipes:

(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)

This Web page is referenced from another page containing related information about Essential Oils


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