Must Have Essential Oils Postpartum
Once you’re not carrying around a watermelon in your belly anymore most women’s greatest missions is to get to feeling like themselves again. With every passing day I am looking for ways to feel a little more normal. Since baby number 4’s arrival, this is the first time I have used essential oils postpartum and I can tell a big difference. It’s all about being proactive. Before his birth I did my research on the most effective and natural ways to speed along recovery. Here are my favorites!
Top five oils I have used the first two postpartum weeks:
Lavender- This oil has been amazing for my after birth cramping. I have been applying it with coconut oil as my carrier and rubbing it on my lower abdomen before I started to nurse. I had heard that with every child the cramping gets worse, but with these oils my cramping was very tolerable. This is the first time after pregnancy I haven’t used Motrin! Big deal for me people!
Panaway- About a week after labor I walked around a little too much and was having a lot of lower pelvic pain from my organs settling back down. I elevated my hips on some pillows and applied Panaway with my carrier oil to my lower abdomen and within 5 minutes the pain was gone. No OTC meds for this girl or my nursing baby!
Lemon– As I was healing in my room with the baby I had this diffusing the entire time. Not only does it clean the air to keep me and baby boy healthy but it is a mood elevator and can help combat depression. It was a great way to be proactive in fighting against any baby blues that try to creep up on ya around that third day of sleep deprivation.
Peppermint– I added this to my face moisturizer in the morning to wake me up and invigorate me after a long night with the baby. A study done at the University of Cincinnati found that inhaling the peppermint oil increased mental accuracy by 28 percent. I need all the help I can get!
Frankincense– I diffused this a few days when my other little boy had a fever the very day after the baby was born. It is an immunostimulant. I wanted us all to have a boost to keep things running smoothly those first few days. His fever only lasted two days and none of his other siblings had any symptoms. Whew!
These oils never cease to amaze me. I love knowing I am doing something good for my family.
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