Essential Oil and Herbal Cautions and Recommendations For Pregnant and Nursing Women ~
The information on the Natural Bitch Web Site is for educational purposes only. _________________________________ Remember to ALWAYS consult your medical provider before using any essential oils or herbs while pregnant and/or nursing!
Essential Oils : During the first 3 months of pregnancy it’s best to avoid essential oils all together. These Essential Oils can be used diluted after the first trimester of pregnancy: Lavender and Chamomile
These Essential Oils can be used with extreme caution, sparingly and diluted after the 1st trimester of pregnancy: Geranium, Jasmine, Neroli, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang, Rose Atter.
During Labor: Application of essential oil’s on the perineum before childbirth is not recommended. Check with your medical provider before using any essential oils during childbirth.
Essential Oils to avoid during pregnancy: Almond-Bitter, Angelica, Aniseed, Bay, Basil, Birch, Black Pepper, Camphor, Cassia, Cedarwood, Celery Seed, Clary Sage, Cinnamon, Citronella, Clove, Cypress, Elemi, Fennel, Ginger, Hyssop, Juniper, Lemon Balm, Lovage, Marjoram, Mugwort, Myrrh, Nutmeg, Oregano, Parsley, Peppermint, Pennyroyal, Pine, Rosemary, Rue, Sage, Sassafras, Savory, Spearmint, Spikenard, Tansy, Tarragon, Tea Tree, Thyme, Thuja, Wintergreen, Wormwood, Yarrow, and Ylang Ylang.
Herbs used in pregnancy rated as “possibly” safe: Red Raspberry Leaf, Peppermint, Ginger Root, Slippery Elm Bark, Oats, & Oat Straw.
Herbs To Avoid During Pregnancy: Aloe Vera (Internally), Angelica, Basil, Barberry, Bayberry, Beth Root, Black and Blue Cohosh, Blood Root, Broom, Bugleweed, Burdock, Catnip, Cleavers, Coltsfoot, Comfrey, Cotton Root, Devil’s Claw, Dong Quai, Roman and German Chamomile, Echinacea, Ephedra, False Unicorn Root, Feverfew, Goldenseal, Great Calendine, Ginseng, horehound, hyssop, Juniper, Lady’s Mantle, Lemongrass, Liferoot, Licorice, Lobelia, Mandrake, Mistletoe, Motherwort, Mugroot, Nettle, Parsley, Pleurisy Root, Red Clover, Passion Flower, Pennyroyal, Pokeroot, Rosemary, Rue, Sage, Senna, Skullcap, St. Johns Wort, Sassafras, Saw Palmetto, Shepard’s Purse, Southernwood, Squill, Tansy, Thyme, Turkey Rhubarb, Uva Ursi, Watercress, Wild yam, Wormwood, Yellow Dock, Yohimbe.