Are essential oils safe to use during pregnancy?

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Tina Otte answers:

There are many aromatherapy essential oils that are safe to use during pregnancy. I would suggest not using any essential oils until after 12 weeks. I would suggest you only use lavender, geranium, patchouli, sandalwood, neroli, lime and mandarin- these oils are safe to use during pregnancy.

Oils are absorbed more through the skin than through breathing, so wearing a mask is not going to make a difference. I am more concerned about the oils getting into your system via the skin. Wearing gloves is not really an option with true essential oils as they eat through the latex.

I strongly suggest that you contact the manufacturers and ask them if they are safe to use during pregnancy. I cannot advise on the botanical mixtures as I have not worked with them, and you do not mention what is in the product you are using.

Good luck and stay safe and healthy!

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