Let’s start off the #oilsandbirth series with diffuser blends! Because labor can be a bit unpredictable, diffusers are a great way to get the benefits of essential oils, but without too much commitment. What I mean is, if a certain scent isn’t setting well with you, or symptoms or emotions change, your diffuser blend can be easily changed.
My go to oils for labor are balance and serenity. During my last labor, my doula diffused balance and I fell in love. Balance is the grounding blend. It promotes whole body relaxation, evokes feelings of tranquility and balance, eases anxious feelings and provides a calming environment. Serenity is also a good one to have on hand. It compliments balance well and is known as the restful blend. Promotes a relaxing environment, lessens feelings of tension and calms emotions, and decreases stress. Together these two oils are known as “liquid Xanax”. What great oils to have in your toolbox for labor.
Obviously, diffuser blends are available for many situations. Peppermint and wild orange for energy, peppermint or Digestzen for nausea, lavender for calming, breathe for respiratory support... options are endless!