3rd Trimester

20 Essential Oils Safe to Use in the 3rd Trimester (And 25 That Aren’t!)

Essential Oils have been around for a very long time – but it seems they’ve become increasingly more popular over the last decade. I started using them when I was around 14 years old during my curious new-teenager phase. During this time, I was also struggling with relaxing and sleeping, and I’d read the benefits of lavender oil aiding in that particular department. Since then, I’ve learned so much more about Essential Oils and how truly essential they are in my life. Especially now being pregnant.

The third trimester is a truly daunting place to be. Everything hurts and swells, nesting becomes a very big part of your daily (and nightly) routine, and anxiety becomes the norm emotion when you realize you don’t get to decide exactly what moment your baby will make their way into the world.

20 Essential Oils Safe for Pregnancy + 25 that aren't (third trimester edition)

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20 Essential Oils SAFE for the 3rd Trimester

*This list is interactive – meaning there is a link provided on the name of each essential oil. Each link will bring you to a guide page that tells you all about the oil: where it comes from, what it can be used for, and the benefits.*

The past nine months has been full of essential oil research and I am so happy that a lot of my favorite oils made the “safe list.” Unfortunately, there are also quite a few that you’ll want to stay away from! Not only can some of these be harmful to that sweet baby in your belly, but they could even induce your labor too soon. Don’t risk it! Stay away from the oils on the following list throughout your pregnancy:

25 Essential Oils UNSAFE for Pregnancy

  • Arnica
  • Basil
  • Birch
  • Hyssop
  • Parsley
  • Pennyroyal
  • Mugwort
  • Calamus
  • Camphor
  • Cassia
  • Cedarwood
  • Chervil
  • Cinnamon
  • Clary Sage (Although good for labor, Clary Sage should not be used throughout pregnancy prior to this stage.)
  • Clove
  • Coriander
  • Thyme
  • Fennel
  • Juniper Berry
  • Pine
  • Rosemary
  • Tansy
  • Wintergreen
  • Wormwood

You’ll want to avoid these oils during all stages of pregnancy – but even more so during the first and third trimesters. These trimesters are when baby is the most vulnerable.


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[37+2] Finally getting around to packing up MY hospital bag 😬☀️ Ariella’s has been packed for a little while already . . ✨I called out to other moms that have had babies before to figure out what I’d truly need to bring with me and narrowed it down from there. (‼️BIG Shoutout to my sister that texted me a list of all the things she ACTUALLY used from her two pregnancies ‼️) Plus I added a few essentials of my own!! These are my top 6 items for my bag based off of what other’s have said and my own personal preference: ✨A Nursing Bra (I took the padding out for extra comfort. I got a pack of 5 super comfy ones from @amazon ) ✨Comfy Undies in a bigger size (also from @amazon )✨Non-Slip Socks (These are from my @bumpboxes a few months back that I’ve been saving for my hospital bag ) ✨Vitamin E Oil (@jasonnaturalproducts I honestly can’t live without it right now. I love it on my belly and I also use it on my womanly parts 😬🤫) ✨ @doterra Essential Oils (Mostly Frankincense + Lavender, but I’m bringing my whole healthy kit just in case 😅) . . ✨There’s still a couple things I need to buy, but I’ve pretty much got it down for now 🙌🏻🙌🏻 . . ✨What is one thing you brought with you to the hospital that you couldn’t have gone without? Or what’s one thing you WISH you had brought? ————————————————— #gotime #hospitalbag #hospitalbagessentials #mamatobe #mamatobe2020 #almosttothefinishline #may2020 #may2020baby #babygirldue #momsofinstagram #momsofig #marylandmom #marylandmoms #annapolismoms #postpartumrecovery #postpartummusthaves #laboranddelivery #babydelivery #almostthere #3weekcountdown #37weekspregnant #ftm #firsttimemom #firsttimemommy #firsttimemama #MaternalMentalHealthWeek #MaternalMentalHealthWeek2020 #motherhood #motherhoodthroughinstagram #annapolisliving

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As the end of pregnancy approaches, I often think about the things I put into my body more and more. What is truly safe for me? For the baby? Essential oils have started me on the journey of making more conscious decisions for myself. Researching takes up a lot of time, though. I know that it’s okay to take some medications while pregnant and which ones to avoid, but I’ve been working so hard towards a natural journey that all the research and reading is worth it in the end!

Ariella is almost here and I want to show her all the amazing resources we can get right from the Earth.

xoxo, Mama

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