Is using essential oils at home safe for my baby?

Essential Oils and Pregnancy

Aromatherapy uses essential oils as a natural therapy to relax and de-stress users. Essential oils are concentrated plant extracts that become the natural smell of their source in liquid form. As liquids, they are often inhaled or diluted into the skin and used to give you that spa and massage feeling. They can also be used in cooking!

But are essential oils good for you and your baby? During pregnancy its best to take a cautious approach to alternative medicine. Essential oils contain chemicals that can be absorbed into your body and through the placenta barrier. You should do some research or consult a healthcare professional if you want to make any changes to your routine, like adding essential oils.

If you are looking for an alternative to help you relax and de-stress during your pregnancy, New Beginnings maternity wear can offer products such as maternity bras and back support which are practical steps you can take to help you feel more relaxed and comfortable ‘in your own skin’.

Will Essential Oils Affect My Baby?

There’s a lot of debate about the effect of essential oils on you and your baby, but what is clear is that it’s best to avoid essential oils during your first trimester, as some oils have been known to cause uterine contractions. But don’t worry, essential oils in the second and third trimester can actually have benefits for your baby too.

Mums testify that essential oils can be used to offer relief during pregnancy and do so in a natural way. Many people find that essential oils are a great way to ease discomfort and stress, and this is no different during your pregnancy.

  • Lavender oil is calming and can be used to relax and help with sleep
  • Jojoba is great in a moisturizer, to soothe aching joints and muscles.
  • And, if you find you’re feeling nauseous, Lemon oil can help to clear the air around you, aid with digestion, and combat those sickly feelings.

It’s important to consider the quality of the oils before you give them a try – you want to give your baby the very best of everything. If you have used essential oils before and know that they help you to relax and unwind, there’s no reason to stop now.

Why Choose New Beginnings?

If essential oils aren’t for you, why not consider other alternatives like comfortable yet functional maternity wear, which can take off the strain on your body during pregnancy. Sometimes, all it takes is supportive but stylish clothing to make you feel better. New Beginnings can improve your experience of pregnancy and choosing an expert and maternity focused brand will take the stress away, so all you have to do is relax.

To find out more about New Beginnings pregnancy back support and order products, email sales@newbeginnings.com.au, or call the order hotline on 1300 768 868.

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