Being a new mom is the most amazing experience, but it comes with challenges. We're sharing a list of the best essential oils for new moms to help you out. Be prepared before your baby is born and pick up these oils now!
It’s nothing short of miraculous being a new mom. You’ve been waiting all this time, the moment has come and gone and now you’re holding your little one in your arms. You’ll experience a love that goes far beyond anything you ever imagined.
Unfortunately, Motherhood brings with it other challenges. Don’t fret – your essential oils can help you to take charge and get things feeling back to normal.
I want you to spend your time and energy reveling in the ooey gooey warmth of your new angel and not let the stressors of life put a damper on this precious time.
Here are the best essential oils for new moms, listed by common challenge.
Until you become a parent, you likely have no idea what being exhausted really means. You’re probably wondering, will I ever sleep again? You will, it might be a few years, but you will.
Rosemary essential oil is highly stimulating; it awakes the brain while clearing the mind and improving memory. You can also use peppermint essential oil, but be careful because it can disrupt your milk supply.
A lot of responsibility comes with being a new mom. Not to mention, you’re still trying to figure out that routine, you’re worried if you’re doing it right or wrong and you’ve got a million things to do now that baby has arrived.
Rose essential oil is the mother of all oils for relieving stress and anxiety. Rose oil comes with a higher price tag, but it's well worth every penny. For mild anxiety, Bergamot essential oil is a great alternative.
When you need a pick me up or an extra boost of energy to get things done, go for Peppermint essential oil. Peppermint raises energy levels while providing a wealth of other benefits.
Peppermint makes a great flavor enhancer, I love adding it to my water whenever I need a pick me up. If you're breastfeeding, just be aware that it can lower your milk supply in some moms, so you may want to try a citrus essential oil like lemon oil or orange oil if you're already struggling to keep your supply up.
When we’re tired, stressed and overwhelmed, our immune system can get sluggish. Lemon essential oil is cleansing and detoxifying helping our bodies get back to a normal rhythm.
My favorite is Germ Destroyer, a kid-safe synergy made by Plant Therapy. This blend is wonderful for restarting that sluggish immune system. It’s easy to forget to take care of yourself when you’re devoting everything to your little one – I get it!
Last, but definitely not least, is a peaceful rest. Your little one is finally sleeping, you’re exhausted and now you can get some much needed shut eye, but all of sudden your brain won’t simmer down.
Lavender essential oil is a popular oil because of its versatility, but more so because it promotes a sense of peace and calm to help you get a great night’s sleep. Add a few drops to your diffuser or directly on your pillow and you'll be sleeping soundly before you know it.
Moms can benefit immensely from the use of essential oils. Remember, babies are super sensitive and these oils can be powerful and potent. Do not use essential oils for newborns and infants. Diffuse in small quantities for short periods of time only, preferably in large spaces.
Explore other ways to utilize your oils besides diffusing and you’ll be pleased at all the creative options out there. Your essential oils have enhanced your life in so many ways and they can be a godsend during this wonderful time of your life too.
What are your favorite essential oils for new moms?
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