Hi mamas, my mom owns an organic/wildcrafted aromatherapy store, and I requested this info from the woman who supplies her products. She is a master herbalist and aromatherapist, and I hope some of you can appreciate/use the info!
Special blends for breastfeeding
For cracked nipples
Mix 5 drops calendula oil per tsp (5mL) of base oil blend (90% almond oil, 10% wheatgerm oil). You can make as much of this as you want in this ratio. Massage over nipples and areola.
For plugged ducts/inflammation
Make a blend of 15 drops German chamomile, 10 drops lavender and 5 drops eucalyptus.
Place 10 drops of this blend into 1/2 cup chamomile tea, use to soak fabric for use as a compress.
Apply compress 2 times a day for 5 days.
If inflammation persists, mix 30 drops in 2TB oil and rub over breasts.
To increase breast milk
Mix 15 drops fennel OR clary sage OR geranium with 2TB base oil.
Massage over breasts, under arms and in cleavage.
Grateful midwife and peaceful mama to my wonderful children: dd11, dd8, ds5 and 07/15