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I put some eucalyptus oil in a oil burner, just aromatherpy oil, not for skin, as we're finally 'spring cleaning' and wanted to clean the air.<br>
However, it dawned on me after as my hands smelled of the oil (I have a terribly sensitive nose) just from handling the bottle, did not get any directly on skin, that there ay be contraindications.<br>
A quick google search turned up some very scary articles. Any one use aromatherapy during pregnancy and eucalyptus.<br>
Great, now I'm worried.
 

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Since it's already done, I'd try to wash my hands well and forget it happened. And move on. Nothing you can do about it now, and stressing over it won't help. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"><br><br>
I used eucalyptus and some camphor/mints (though not pennyroyal) for aromatherapy when pregnant last time with no issues.
 

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Just the other day I mixed up an essential oil alcohol based insect repellent that had eucalyptus in it - I think if you used a couple of drops in a burner and you are due in September, you can relax - I read in several places that it shouldn't be used in early pregnancy...since you are no longer there and you aren't rubbing it in large quantities on yourself or ingesting it, I think you are fine...
 

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I got sick last month and used eucalyptus oil in my humidifier on my CPAP every night to help me breathe. No side effects here, but I'm only 30 weeks along. I'll let you know if baby has grown a third arm or a second head....<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
I wouldn't worry about it too much. Just wash it off and forget about it...
 
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