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Old 11-08-2006, 02:48 PM - Thread Starter
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Is it safe? I know peppermint is on the list of EOs to avoid, and Dr. Bronners uses real EOs in the soap. I don't use it to wash my body, but for countertops, sinks and my stovetop. Could that type of contact be harmful to my pregnancy? Thanks!
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I hope so! I use the soap everyday.

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OT, but why is peppermint a no-no for pregnancy? I've never heard that.
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OT, but why is peppermint a no-no for pregnancy? I've never heard that.
I saw it on a list online somewhere as being a potential uterine stimulant. I don't know how reliable that information was, however. There is a lot of conflicting information out there regarding eo's and pregnancy.
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wow! i've never heard that peppermint was a no-no. I've been inhaling it for weeks and drinking peppermint tea everyday to stave off the constant nausea. I did the same with my other pregnancies as well with no trouble.

mmm...i'd think you would be fine using as a soap for countertops etc.

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My midwife says peppermint is fine after 16 weeks.
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I've never heard that about peppermint, either, though apparently nothing on the planet can stimulate my uterus! I have bathed with it exclusively for most of my pregnancy, as I do every summer, and have for my 3 previous pregnancies, and use it for pretty much everything else too!

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Never heard this, but here is a very helful tip for labor....Sometimes during labor it can be difficult to pee, no matter how full your bladder is. A few drops of peppermint oil in the toilet will make you pee immediately. I know it sounds odd, but I got this pointer from a doula. I used it several times while I was in labor, and it worked!! I don't know how, but it does.
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what about peppermint chewing gum? i chew that every day.
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I also drink a lot of peppermint tea, didn't know I wasn not supposed to.
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