If you’ve spent any time on the blog, then you know that I looooove essential oils. They are incredible and truly help relieve various physical elements and also offer emotional support. I first got into essential oils when my doula used them during my long labor and delivery, and after that, I was hooked. We now diffuse them regularly in our home, put them in various cleaning products, and use them in homemade personal care items. But, next to my birth experience, essential oils were never as invaluable as they were during my first year as a new mom. So here are 8 must-have essential oil blends every new mom needs:
So if you are a new mama and just had a little one, you have to check out these seven different oil blends. They will make your life much easier!
Oil for Scars
Did you have a c-section? Chances are that you are worried about the incision leaving a noticeable scar. So check out this oil blend featuring lavender, frankincense, geranium, and helichrysum. Put it in a rollerball and topically apply it to your c-section scar to help it fade away. You can also use it on your stretch marks to help them as well.
From Oil Powered Mom.
This recipe is specifically for stretch marks. As you can tell, it is similar to the recipe above but with the addition of orange oil. Please note though that citrus oils create photosensitivity in the skin. So you won’t want to apply this and then go out into the sun without first applying sunscreen to your stretch mark areas.
From Jennifer Kippels.
Breastfeeding has been such a joy, but it definitely has its challenges. Sometimes it’s hard to keep your milk supply up. I know; I’ve been there. I found myself scouring Pinterest for lactation cookie and smoothie recipes. Those things, coupled with drinking lots and lots of water, will certainly help. But so will making this salve. Just make sure that you use coconut oil, not fractionated coconut oil. You will want to make a thick paste to apply to your breasts.
From An Oil A Day.
Another challenge when you first start nursing is cracked and sore nipples. Lanolin cream helps and so does this rollerball recipe.
From Jennifer Kippels.
Tummy Tightening Oil
When I was expecting, a friend of mine warned me that my stomach would feel like jello after delivery. That was sorta right. It felt like jello, but it also felt like empty jello… if that makes any sense. Eventually, that feeling will go away, but if you are anxious, you can make this oil and rub it on your stomach. It will also help with any loose skin that you may have. Just know that grapefruit creates the same photosensitivity as orange oil.
From Color Your Health.
Post Birth Peri Spray
After delivery, you’ll want to take special care of your perineum. Mix this oil up, put it in a spray bottle, and spritz yourself every time you use the bathroom. It will help reduce stinging and cut down on your recovery time.
From Oil Powered Mom.
Many women rave about padsicles. They keep them in the freezer and use them after delivery. I used them postpartum too, but I have a word of advice that I haven’t heard others share… take them out of the freezer and let them sit for 3-4 minutes before trying to wear them. I didn’t do that and, uh… they’re cold! Also, look for 98%-100% pure aloe vera gel.
From Pretty Providence.
Postpartum Anxiety Aromatherapy Spray
This spray includes geranium which has been shown to help alleviate depression, and tangerine which helps alleviate stress. But honestly, once you have the base down, you can add whatever essential oils uplift your spirit. For example, my husband loves Thieves by Young Living. He says that it smells like Christmas, which to him is a time filled with comfort and love. So if he was making an anti-anxiety spray, he would include it. Thieves definitely smells like Christmas. But to me, Christmas is a time filled with lots of errands and baking and well, work trying to make the holiday meaningful for others. So would I include it in an anti-anxiety spray? I think not. Instead, I would use Young Living’s Peace and Calming. Use whatever helps you feel good!
From Mother Rising.
A Word About Curated Posts
The above is a curated post. Some people call them round-ups, but I like the phrase “curated post” a lot better because I have spent hours putting each of these lists together. I have been a Pinterest junkie for years, and I am always looking for the newest or best or most interesting DIY project out there. Finding these items, testing them, and then using them on a daily basis is so much fun AND, I have discovered, helps save me money.
So if you enjoyed this post, here are some others that you might like:
All-Natural Beauty DIYs
All Natural Personal Care DIYs
Healthy Living DIYs
There you go! Every single essential oil blend you’ll need as a new mom. And now I want to hear from you! Are you excited about becoming a new mom? Are there other ways you’ll be incorporating essential oils into your life?
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