I am a huge fan of essential oils. I think they are an amazing way to stimulate naturally occurring processes in the body. You can use them topically and aromatically. I do love making roller bottles, sprays, lotions, and other toiletries with essential oils – but, I also love love love diffusing them.
I used this labor blend while I was laboring with my first baby. It released a wonderful scent into the air that not only helped calm me and provide focus, but it also helped move my labor along. I’ll explain…
This diffuser blend contains the following essential oils:
Clary Sage: It is not recommended to use Clary Sage during pregnancy (as it can cause uterine contractions and possible miscarriage). However, it can be extremely helpful during labor! It can help induce labor, promotes relaxation, and calmness! It can even help stimulate contractions.
In 1 ml glass bottle, combine the following
5 drops Lavender
4 drops Orange
4 drops Frankincense
3 drops Ylang Ylang
2 drops Roman Chamomile
1 drop Clary Sage
Shake to mix before using. Add 3-4 drops to your diffuser and enjoy!
When using essential oils, please please please make sure you are using 100% aromatherapy grade oils with no fillers or additives! And as always, test this mixture out on a small patch of skin (not your vagina!) to make sure you do not have a bad reaction to it.
I like to make 2-3 of these, to leave by each of my home diffusers and the third packed in my birth center bag.
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