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breast pain and essential oils

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 

I developed extreme cyclical breast pain this past summer and I used rosemary EO and it went away eventually.

I am 4 weeks pregnant and the pain is absolutely horrible. I have also read that rosemary is not safe during pregnancy. Anyone have any advice? Sleeping is no fun because I am a tummy sleeper :( 

 

 

post #2 of 15

heating pad or rice sock?  or cold pack? 

post #3 of 15
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Originally Posted by mame9sunshine View Post
 

heating pad or rice sock?  or cold pack? 

I did use a heating pad but it's just temporary relief... I didn't try a cold pack yet though. Maybe do that next.

post #4 of 15

Maybe arnica cream or gel?  

post #5 of 15
Frankincense oil is recommended for breast pain and is safe for pregnancy.

Have you read this link before?

http://avivaromm.com/good-bye-breast-tenderness-7-natural-treatments-you-can-count-on

Hope you find something that helps!
post #6 of 15
My posts are being held for moderation. I guess because I posted a link to a site on breast pain.

Anyway, I said Frankincense oil is recommended for breast pain, and is safe for pregnancy, and Aviva Romm has some info on breast pain on her website that may be helpful to you. Hope you find something that helps!
post #7 of 15

My mom just got me the book: "Essential Oils for Pregnancy, Birth and Babies." It is a doTerra book, and the author says that their blend, Solace, is her first line of defense for breast tenderness and pain.  She further recommends grapefruit, lavender and ylang ylang. I agree with SisterThyme that frankincense would definitely be a go to oil for me.  (I promise I'm not a doTerra pusher, but coincidentally, they are offering a free bottle of frankincense in the month of December if you spend a certain amount.)  

post #8 of 15
I've considered becoming an essential oil "pusher" LOL!

I just can't make up my mind between young living and doTerra. I love the thieves oil, but doTerra has my favorite peppermint. There's just something about it, almost like it has a slight vanilla note to it, like a tic tac......LOVE IT. And it stops my kids car sickness in an instant.
post #9 of 15

I like the Thieves better, too. It has lemon instead of the orange oil that doTerra has. But, I like a lot of the other blends that doTerra has better, and I can make my own Theives anyway (let me know if you want the 'recipe') so I'm not at a loss.  

post #10 of 15
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Originally Posted by piratemere View Post
 

My mom just got me the book: "Essential Oils for Pregnancy, Birth and Babies." It is a doTerra book, and the author says that their blend, Solace, is her first line of defense for breast tenderness and pain.  She further recommends grapefruit, lavender and ylang ylang. I agree with SisterThyme that frankincense would definitely be a go to oil for me.  (I promise I'm not a doTerra pusher, but coincidentally, they are offering a free bottle of frankincense in the month of December if you spend a certain amount.)  

I called my friend who is a distributor for young living and she said to get the lavender for sure. Apparently she used it and it worked well for her plus I am having trouble sleeping lately! Thanks!

post #11 of 15
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Originally Posted by piratemere View Post
 

I like the Thieves better, too. It has lemon instead of the orange oil that doTerra has. But, I like a lot of the other blends that doTerra has better, and I can make my own Theives anyway (let me know if you want the 'recipe') so I'm not at a loss.  

I would love the 'recipie'! Anything to save some money :)

post #12 of 15

Thieves Oil

3 tsp = 1 TBS = 15 ml = 1/2 oz = 300 drops

Ingredients
1 cup jojoba oil (which has a very long shelf life - about 3 years)
1 tablespoon clove oil
1 tablespoon lemon oil
2 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon oil
2 teaspoons rosemary oil
2 teaspoons eucalyptus oil

Or:

80 drops Clove Bud essential oil
70 drops Lemon essential oil
40 drops Cinnamon Bark essential oil
30 drops Eucalyptus essential oil
20 drops Rosemary essential oil
———

Ordered from Mountain Rose Herbs:

1/2 oz cinnamon bark = $20
1/2 oz clove bud = $6
1/2 oz eucalyptus =$2
1/2 oz lemon = $5
1/2 oz rosemary = $5
$38 + s/h ($7) = $45

(Note: you can substitute cinnamon leaf EO for cinnamon bark EO if you want. The leaf oil is cheaper than the bark oil and has many of the same properties, although from my research it seems the bark oil has stronger antiviral properties.)

3.75 batches (about 45 ml) of the above PURE Thieves Oil recipe for $45.
(Young Living sells their pure Thieves Oil for $43 for 15ml)

Here's where I've gotten my info:
http://mountainroseblog.com/thieves-oil/
http://www.noordinaryhomestead.com/how-to-make-thieves-oil/
http://www.secretofthieves.com/
http://www.livestrong.com/article/413150-a-comparison-of-cinnamon-bark-oil-and-cinnamon-leaf-oil/
http://heartlandrenaissance.com/2011/11/thieves-oil/

post #13 of 15

If you want the OnGuard (which is the same blend from DoTerra, just substitute the lemon oil for orange oil.  .

 

Oh, and I obviously do the essential oil blend. 

post #14 of 15
I just placed my fitst order with Doterra. Cannot wait to try them out as I have pretty intense breast pain.
post #15 of 15
Yeah! I'm excited to see how they work for you!
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