Life as a mom is rewarding, fun, and so beneficial. It can also be stressful, exhausting, and so busy! Luckily there are essential oils that can be used to help manage the craziness of it all! We’re going to give help you know which ones can benefit you, especially as a mom. It’s important to always use an essential oil with another carrier oil in order to dilute it. So do that with this list of oils, and you’ll be good to go!
Must-have essential oils for moms:
There’s a lot that lavender can do because it’s a natural relaxer. Whether you’re stressed, anxious, or aren’t sleeping very well at night, lavender can help with all three of these things! Use it in a diffuser or apply it topically on your wrists. When you’re trying to get better sleep, apply a few drops on your pillow before going to bed and it will help relax your nerves, so you can sleep better! Who doesn’t enjoy better sleep?
Use basil in order to increase milk supply. Basil can also be used to help counter depression and help you feel more relaxed. It’s just a good-mood oil! Mixing a few drops with a carrier oil to dilute it, apply it topically to your neck, chest and head.
Do you have stretch marks lingering from pregnancy? Frankincense oil is known to help eliminate scars! Add a drop of this oil to a carrier oil (such as coconut oil) and apply it directly to your stretch marks.
Because of lemon’s natural disinfectant capabilities, using lemon essential oil can make for a great DIY home cleaner! Make a counter cleaning spray by adding 2 tablespoons of vinegar and 10 drops of lemon oil in a spray bottle and then fill the rest with water. Now you can start cleaning and disinfecting with natural ingredients! You can use it to clean your floors, countertops, cutting boards, and bathroom mirrors. Lemon is also great for helping the immune system. Add a few drops to a glass of water to use its incredible detoxifying benefits!
Peppermint essential oil is great for relieving pain from cramps or nausea. Apply a few drops to a carrier oil and apply it directly onto your abdomen to relieve pain. Peppermint is also great to alleviate headaches. Using a few drops with a small amount of carrier oil, apply it to the temples, forehead and wrists to relieve headaches and reduce tension.
Chamomile is another great essential to help calm and soothe stress or anxiety, as well as help alleviate nausea. Inhale the scent directly from the bottle or diffuse it in a diffuser. To ease nausea, apply a few drops with a carrier oil, and use it topically on your wrists and temples.
Essential oils are amazing, right? When mom duties are calling, use this list of natural remedies to help battle all your hard days as a mom and your days will get better and you’ll find a happier, healthier you!