I don’t know nothin’ about birthin’ no babies….
Yeah.. that’s how I felt the first time I went into labor with sweet blessing number one. Honestly, it’s what runs through my mind EVERY time I’ve birthed a baby! But somehow I make it through and in the end I have a beautiful sweet babe confirming that I can indeed birth a baby!
Along the way I’ve found some wonderful essential oils that have helped make birthing day (and the days after) a little bit easier. There are SO many different oils for SO many different situations, that I couldn’t possibly begin to list them all. HOWEVER, if you are pregnant or planning on it at any time, or know of anyone that is expecting, you should absolutely get your hands on Debra Raybern’s book: Gently Babies: Essential Oils and Natural Remedies for Pregnancy, Childbirth, Infants and Young Children. This is a FANTASTIC resource (and no, I don’t make any money off of the book or have any ties to it – I just LOVE the book!).
One of my favorite oils to keep on hand for when baby comes is lavender. This is great for cradle cap, blocked tear ducts, soothing a crying baby, diaper rash, homemade wipes, eczema or dermatitis, baby acne… and the list goes on.
(I only recommend using Young Living Essential Oils. Click here: Day 1 to see why}
For treating your baby’s umbilical cord, there is a great homemade ointment that you can make. I will warn you, this can be a bit pricey BUT for the little amount you use, these oils will last a LONG time and are great for SO many other things.
To make a 1/4 ounce portion (which is probably all you will need):
Lavender (1 drop)
Frankincense (1 drop)
Myrrh (1 drop)
Rose Ointment (about 1/2 and ounce)
Heat the rose ointment in a small stainless steal saucepan, over very low heat until just melted. While it is heating drop your essential oils into a small glass bowl or jar (do not use plastic), then pour in your melted rose ointment. Mix and then let it sit until solidified again. Store covered and use as needed. (Do not put in fridge or freezer).
Another favorite oil that we keep on hand is Melrose. This is a great oil (especially when used in conjunction with lavender) for treating thrush, eczema, baby acne, cradle cap, diaper rash and much more.
Honestly, if you can name it, I can probably give you an essential oil to go with it. Again, keep in mind that all essential oils I recommend come from Young Living.
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Disclaimer: I am NOT a medical doctor and am purely giving advice based off my own experiences and opinions. All information is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions.
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