Although aromatherapy is safe for pregnant women, you should recognize the types of aromatherapy therapy that provide benefits to pregnancy conditions. In addition, before doing aromatherapy, you should pay attention to how to use it. The first time you have to choose diluted aromatherapy, then excessive use will cause nausea, vomiting and dizziness. Use just enough levels for maximum results.
The following are some types of aromatherapy that can help your pregnancy:
1. Tea and Lavender Aroma
This aroma provides freshness for pregnant women so that it can be soothing when pregnant women experience nausea, vomiting and dizziness. In addition, aromatherapy is believed to help pregnant women who have difficulty getting quality sleep. For those of you who will use this scent, you can add 3-4 drops of this aromatic oil to the bath water and use it for soaking.
2. Eucalyptus Oil
For pregnant women who experience disturbed health conditions, for example due to flu, they should use the aroma of eucalyptus oil. You can mix 3 drops of eucalyptus aromatherapy in a glass of water then inhale from the hot water and feel the difference.
3. Lemon, Geranium and Cypress scents
The three scents above can help you to reduce the feeling of stiffness to swollen feet that are often experienced by pregnant women in their third trimester of pregnancy. You can add 2-3 drops of one of the scents above then soak for 3-5 minutes, then you can add 1-2 drops of olive oil to massage your feet.
4. Carrot, Frankincense and Orange Oil
Changes in physical condition during pregnancy often triggers changes in your skin, maybe you are no stranger to stretch marks, yes one of the risks for pregnant women is fine lines that often make you insecure. Reduce by using the aromatherapy above, you can apply it to the skin of the stomach.
5. Black Pepper and Ginger Oil
The distinctive aroma caused by these two spices can actually help pregnant women to overcome pain, tension and muscle spasms so that they can improve blood circulation. You can apply this oil to your calves and then massage gently so that it provides maximum benefits for pregnant women.
Those are the types of aromatherapy that can help you, so to make sure you use aromatherapy, you can consult with your doctor so that you can choose the appropriate aromatherapy because the condition of pregnant women is different.