I have selected four essential oils I would like to make into a blend to help during my upcoming labor. I am finding it difficult to find information on what proportions of each oil should I use in the blend also are there any precautions I should be aware of? the oils are Clary Sage, Jasmine, Myrrh and Rose.
It is wonderful to diffuse in the delivery room 4 drops lavender,2 drops ylang ylang, and 4 drops frankincense.
Perineal preparation Myrrh mixed with fractionated coconut oil or extra virgin olive oil. Mix 5 drops myrrh oil with 2 tsp carrier oil and apply to perineum
1. Lavender or Clary sage. 2. Balance. 3. Whisper (has pure rose) or ylang Ylang, can compress with 2 drops to 1 cup warm water hold cloth to abdomen or back. Can massage these oils with 1 tbsp. carrier oil massage hips,bottoms of feet and abdomen.
Transitional and Second stage:
For labor pains use basil apply 2 drops to 2 teaspoons carrier oil fractionated coconut oil, apply to temples and abdomen.
Mop face with cool washcloth soaked in bowl of water with 2 drops of wild orange, citrus bliss or lavender, wring out the cloth and mop face as desired.
Use 1 to 2 drops of essential oils either wild orange, ylang ylang, breathe or geranium - inhale as needed.
To speed up dilation mix 1 drop of geranium with fractionated coconut oil massage around ankle bone every 15mins.
Annointing at birth Frankincense and Myrrh or Balance, serenity or lavender. Mix 1 drop frankincense oil with tbsp. carrier oil apply 2 drops to the crown of the head. Mix 1 drop Myrrh with 1 tbsp. carrier oil apply 2 drops to spine 1 drop to abdomen around umbilical cord stump. Can mix 1 drop balance, serenity or lavender oil with 1tbsp carrier oil apply 1 drop to bottom of each feet.
Hope this helps if you need more information on the oils or application please Ph Jocelyn 0800749876 Love and joy
Clary Sage 4 drops
Rose 6 drops
Ylang Ylang 3 drops in
Almond 50 mls
Rub into back and abdomen during labour. (Where it hurts) It is important to relax and embrace each contraction.
Rescue Remedy is also helpful
Clary Sage 6
Avocado Oil 5mls
Calendula 10 mls
Olive Oil 35 mls
Apply to the perineum which will help to increase elasticity.
I personally also took Raspberry Leaf tablets which help to tone the uterus ready for contractions. I made a mental note that with each contraction I was one step closer to holding my baby.
Post Labour Oil
Good luck, it is worth it. If I can be of more help please call 04 939 0220
You are entering an exciting phase of your life - motherhood!!
These oils are all in the category of "avoid during pregnancy", primarily due to the potential they have to induce menstruation. It is worth considering that menstruation and pregnancy are completely different states! However, due to a lack of studies on the safety of these oils during pregnancy, they all carry the "avoid" tag.
Once in labour, there are no contradictions to using them. My recommendation would be a blend made up as follows:
in 20 mL of carrier oil:
2 drops jasmine
2 drops rose
4 drops clary sage
2 drops myrrh oil.
Apply to areas of high absorption: underarms, inner arms, thighs & buttocks - every 2-3 hours during labour.
We have these organic essential oils (myrrh is wild-harvested, and the rose is an absolute, but untreated). www.richearth.co.nz
I hope this is helpful. I wish you the very best on the journey to greet your new little one!
(MHSc, Reg Nurse, Dip Aroma, Dip Herb Med, Dip Nat)