It is extremely important to talk to your doctor before using essential oils. Tell him which one you’d like to use and listen to his advice.
Try not to use essential oils in the first 3 months of pregnancy without medical advice.
Always follow the recommended dose! You are doing no one a favor by going above the specified dose. Plus, you could be harming your baby without even knowing it.
You might want to go slow at first. Try using one drop of essential oil at a time and see how your body reacts.
Do not use one type of essential oil for more than 7 days in a row. Luckily, you have plenty to choose from, so use them in turns. If used for a long period of time, essential oils can sensitize the skin. Once it becomes sensitive, it will always be that way.
Never use undiluted essential oils on the skin. A 1% dilution means 6 drops of EO per Oz. carrier oil. For your own peace of mind you could add less than that.
Make sure you only use pure essential oils. Find out how to choose your essential oils from reputable sources. Also, don’t start experimenting during pregnancy.
Don’t apply essential oils on the womb.
When you diffuse essential oils, do it for 15 minutes each hour. Also, leave at least an hour pass before switching to the next different essential oil.
Epileptic pregnant women shouldn’t use essential oils at all. It would be best to avoid them if you suffer from any other serious illnesses.
Also, avoid them if possible in case you have a miscarriage history.
Finally, if the symptoms persist for a longer time, you should go to the doctor, a.s.a.p. You don’t want to be anything else but serious when pregnant. Essential oils are just a better way to improve mild conditions. They should never replace prescribed treatments.