Aromatherapy in Pregnancy & Birth

Box of essential oils

Aromatherapy in Pregnancy

In our Hypnobirthing course, we mention Clary Sage and some other oils.
How is aromatherapy used in pregnancy?  Which aromatherapy oils should I avoid/be careful with?  Where can I buy aromatherapy oils?  

Aromatherapy is the use of 100% pure essential oils (not fragrance oils or perfume that just smell nice), which are extracted from the roots, leaves, flowers, bark or stems of the plant.  These links can help you learn more....


E-Book   Aromatherapy in Pregnancy, Labour, Birth & Postpartum    Logo for Vicki Hobbs, birth coach

Well, you are in for a treat!  This eBook gives a comprehensive overview of aromatherapy in pregnancy, labour, birth and the postnatal period highlighting the important things to help mums and their birth partners understand how they can use essential oils confidently and safely.  It's written by a very well qualified Hypnobirthing practitioner from Western Australia.  Vicki Hobbs is director of Well Woman Sanctuary and a Pregnancy, Birth & Postpartum Consultant and Practitioner; she is a Hypnobirthing Australia Childbirth Educator, Aromatherapist & Remedial Massage Therapist specialising in pregnancy, massage and placenta encapsulation.  Vicki has extensively researched the subject of aromatherapy in pregnancy, and has produced and widely shares this great comprehensive ebook.  Thank you Vicki!

Clary Sage Oils in pregnancy - care and caution - download Vicki's E-book, and read Pages 3 & 4.  Vicki has done the most exhaustive research, and she talks about which, how and why to take oils in pregnancy and birth.

Vicki's blog about Clary Sage
   May 2015:  This oil is now widely used before and during labour....  Clary sage cannot be used to induce labour unless your body is ready to go into labour. Nothing can induce labour until your body is ready, unless of course you have a medical induction, and even then they are known to fail....   What clary sage does do is help you to have more effective contractions once you do start having them as it relaxes the mind, body and muscles..... 

Never take orally, and don't put into birthing bathwater as baby's eyes are very sensitive.


Online Aromatherapy Oil Sales

This link is for a very reputable place you can buy aromatherapy oils, I've used them over a few years now.  Always buy from a reliable, qualified source; essential oils need to be respected as powerful elements, and proper careful use is really important.  There are many imitations, and some dodgy dealers!!  Some sellers don't have sufficient knowledge to provide careful advice and many oils are not pure.

Plant Essentials - online store, Townsville, Queensland.  Quick delivery, reliable quality and service.
Essential oils, known as nature’s living energy, are the natural, aromatic volatile liquids found in flowers, trees, roots, and seeds. The distinctive components in essential oils defend plants against insects, environmental conditions, and disease. They are also vital for a plant to grow, live, evolve, and adapt to its surroundings. Essential oils are extracted from aromatic plant sources via different methods including steam distillation, CO2 extraction, solvent extraction and cold pressing, and are highly concentrated.


clary sage oil

Local Pregnancy Massage, aromatherapy oils

The below practitioners use aromatherapy oils in pregnancy massage. 
Read more about them on the Massage page of this website, and link to their business website for all their details.

Lotus Baby & Mamma Massage   Glasshouse Mountains, Sunshine Coast.

Buderim Natural Health and Massage  Buderim.

Body Balance Pregnancy Massage and Body Balance Mobile Massage  Little Mountain clinic and mobile service.

A Perfect Blend  Centrepoint Caloundra.

Acquiesce Massage  Buderim. 

Yoga Therapy & Ayurveda Wellness Centre  Buderim.