Peppermint on the tongue, 1 drop at a time
Peppermint in water: I use this as a diluted sprizter which acts as an anti-nausea agent. Best during transition on a cloth for your face, forehead or chest. This can also be used to stimulate mom to pee if she’s having a hard time going by just simply dropping it into the toilet.
Taking a drop of Clary Sage for example once every 15 minutes to an hour might do it.
Lavender – add to bath water at birth or diffuse it in the room.
Blood Pressure (If too low or too high during pregnancy or birthing):
Clary Sage lowers BP if it is too high.
Peppermint – breech, apply peppermint to the top of abdomen, Posterior, apply peppermint to lower back.
Dilation, if delayed:
Clary Sage, use orally 1 drop every 15 minutes or 6 drops and see what happens over the next couple hours, then repeat if necessary.
Peppermint- inhale or diffuse for energy.
Uterine Pain Management:
Keep a heated crockpot filled with purified water and a dozen wash cloths. Make sure the water is hot (but not too hot to handle). Place 15-20 drops of Lavender in water. Have someone assigned to keeping a steady flow of warm, wrung out, wash cloths to place across the mother's belly during contractions. As soon as it cools, replace with a new cloth. Lavender is very helpful for dulling and easing uterine pain; but, it is also good for relieving back and leg pains. In addition, it is a balancing and calming oil that can help to relax the body and ease mother's anxiety. It restores emotional balance, and may also strengthen contractions. During transition, apply Frankincense to abdomen in a carrier oil or on warm washcloth as described above.
Peppermint or Lavender is good for stress/tension headaches. Apply to back of neck or temples, but be careful not to get in eyes.
If feeling light-headed, dizzy, or like you’re going to pass-out, apply Peppermint to chest and behind the ears.
Hold bottle close to your nose and inhale slowly.
Helichrysum – heals tissue trauma, stops bleeding.
If having a hard time urinating after labor, put a few drops of Peppermint in the toilet.
After labor, apply a warm, wet washcloth with a few drops of Frankincense and Lavender on it to the abdomen.
Lavender diffused into the air. Also a drop or two of Lavender on the blankets or sheets make for a peaceful sleep for mommy and baby.
Cleansing Perineum After Birth:
6 oz. warm water, 5-10 drops Lavender oil in peri-bottle.
Swelling or Soreness after Birth:
Soak clean wash cloth in water with 5 drops of Lavender oil and 2 drops of Geranium oil. Wring out cloth, place in a Ziploc, and refrigerate until well chilled. Apply to sore area for relief.
Frankincense - apply one drop to top of baby's head after birth for calming and grounding.
Frankincense – Apply to cord diluted to prevent infection.
Methods of Application: (1) *Spray of 100 cc water with 2 drops e.o on face sheet, pillow, or bean bag or (2) 4-6 drops oil in bath or 2-3 drops of oil in footbath or (3) Inhalation or (4) Massage with 2 drops in 50 cc of almond oil.