Not all essential oils are safe for moms-to-be.

This Is What You Need To Know About Using Essential Oils While Pregnant

“Some essential oils that can be safely used during pregnancy are lavender, chamomile, and ylang ylang,” says Dr. Milosavljevic. “These are calming or down-regulating oils that can have a relaxing effect on the body.”

If those aren’t your preferred scents, you have plenty more to choose from: According to the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA), there is no evidence of problems associated with using the following properly diluted oils during the second and third trimesters: benzoin, bergamot, black pepper, chamomile (German & Roman), cypress, eucalyptus, frankincense, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, juniper, lavender, lemon, mandarin, marjoram (sweet), neroli, petitgrain, rose, sandalwood, orange (sweet), tea tree, ylang ylang.

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