Essential oils have been used for thousands of years as a natural, holistic treatment for a number of ailments and general wellbeing. By following safety guidelines, we have ensured that our oils are safe to use during pregnancy too.

Our range of pregnancy oils can be used from the second trimester onwards (13 weeks), apart from the ‘Active Labour Oil‘. The Active Labour oil can only be used from 37 weeks onwards and whilst you’re in labour. Our postnatal oils can be used after childbirth and are not for use whilst pregnant, simply due to the selection of oils used.

The healing qualities of essential oils can be used to relieve pregnancy aches and pains, helping to create a healthy mind and body to ensure that this delicate phase in life is as relaxing and as straightforward as possible.

When you are pregnant your body goes through a number of both physical and emotional changes and this unbalance can often bring on feelings of discomfort and sensitivity throughout the body. Although each pregnancy is different, the main goal is to support the entire body with proper nutrition and exercise to ultimately achieve a a healthy, happy mum and baby. By using blended essential oils you can achieve a natural relief from a number of conditions associated with pregnancy which include:

  • Morning Sickness
  • Sciatica
  • SPD
  • Heartburn
  • Muscle tension
  • Swelling
  • Headaches
  • Stretch Marks
  • Stress and Anxiety

The National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy and the International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists agree that the following essential oils are safe for use during pregnancy: bergamot, black pepper, chamomile, clary sage, cypress, eucalyptus, frankincense, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, juniper, lavender, lemon, neroli, sweet orange, rose, sandalwood, tea tree, and ylang ylang.

At Maternis we blend only the recommended essential oils with a carrier oil base at a 2% dilution rate. All of our essential oils are 100% pure therapeutic grade oils which contain no impurities or preservatives and are hand-blended to order by a qualified aromatherapist. Due to the natural freshness of our products each oil has a shelf life of 1 year and are stored in special UV protected glass bottles to ensure the oils keep their potency.

It is important to remember that it is not uncommon for women to become sensitive to essential oils and therefore it is always recommended to consult with a doctor before using any essential oil products during pregnancy.