My interest and passion for aromatherapy began when I was pregnant with my son. I can testify from personal experience that essential oils did not only help me conceive, they also helped me cope with the different physical and emotional problems that come with pregnancy
. Ever since, I have incorporated the use of these natural essential oils as part of my daily life as well as my son’s.
Pregnancy is just the right time to pamper your senses and to prepare for the joys of motherhood. For many women, several minor problems like morning sickness, indigestion, fatigue, edema, insomnia and cramps can mar this feeling of happiness. The scope of Aromatherapy
in different stages of pregnancy cannot be undermined.
The benefits of essential oils during pregnancy are so vast that it certainly deserves more than a single blog post to talk about them. In an attempt to share detailed information with my readers, I have come up with a four-part series on the theme that will discuss the goodness of aromatherapy at different stages of pregnancy and childcare.
Keeping the individual needs of new and to-be mommies in mind, Aromandina
has a wide range of essential oil formulations to choose from.
Use of Aromatherapy and Essential Oils during the First Trimester
The feeling of excitement and anticipation during the first trimester coupled with hormonal changes in the body can bring about morning sickness, mood-swings, anxiety and gastric problems.
Essential oils when used individually or in combination may help alleviate or minimize these symptoms. Moreover, since a woman’s sense of smell is enhanced multifold during pregnancy, it’s great to be surrounded by a pleasant smelling, healthy and relaxing atmosphere.
The following essential oils not only offer a refreshing environment but can also be very helpful in suppressing symptoms of stress and discomfort:
is a good nerve tonic that helps fight off mental fatigue and nervous stress.
is a natural anti-depressant as it uplifts and refreshes the mood.
is a warming essential oil often used to treat digestive problems and stomach upsets of any kind. Its warming qualities neutralize feelings of loneliness and winter depression.
helps to eliminate emotional confusion and enhance one’s sense of humor and sense of well-being.
These oils can be used individually or in combination with other oils according to personal preference. Fill a bowl with water and add a total of 5-15 drops to your aromatherapy burner or electric diffuser.
Next post: Aromatherapy and Essential Oils during the Second Trimester