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Power and Magic of using Essential oils in motherhood

October 06, 20235 min read

“Aromatherapy is a caring, hands on therapy which seeks to induce relaxation, to increase energy, to reduce the effects of stress and to restore lost balance to mind, body and soul.”

- Robert Tisserand

Unlocking the Power of Essential Oils for Mums: A Guide to Self-Care in Motherhood

Motherhood is a beautiful journey, but it's not without its challenges. Balancing the needs of your family with your own well-being can sometimes feel overwhelming. That's where essential oils come in. In this blog post, we'll explore five essential oils that can be your secret weapon in the world of motherhood, offering natural solutions to everyday challenges.

Lavender: The Ultimate Relaxation Buddy

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Lavender essential oil is a household name, known for its calming and soothing properties. It's a safe choice for mums and kids alike. Imagine turning your child's bedroom into a serene oasis for a peaceful night's sleep. Just add a few drops of lavender oil to a diffuser, and you're all set. The gentle aroma creates a tranquil environment that benefits both you and your little one.

But lavender isn't just for bedtime. When you find yourself overwhelmed and stressed, a simple DIY lavender oil blend can work wonders. Mix a drop of lavender oil with a carrier oil, like sweet almond or coconut oil, and massage it onto your temples and the back of your neck. This mini self-care ritual promotes relaxation and helps melt away stress, making those hectic days more manageable. Plus, it smells amazing!

Peppermint: Energise and Focus

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Need an energy boost to kickstart your day? Peppermint essential oil is your go-to solution. Its invigorating scent wakes up your senses and enhances alertness. Simply add a drop of peppermint oil to your diffuser in the morning to increase your energy levels naturally.

But that's not all. Peppermint oil can also be a valuable ally in maintaining focus and concentration. Whether you're working from home or tackling tasks, diffusing peppermint oil in your workspace can improve mental clarity and help you stay on track. You can even make your own roll-on blend for a quick pick-me-up before important meetings or when dealing with homework battles.

Frankincense: Mindfulness and Skin Rejuvenation

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Frankincense essential oil has a rich history associated with grounding and spirituality. As a mum, you can tap into its benefits in various ways. First, consider incorporating it into your mindfulness or meditation practice. A few drops in a diffuser during your quiet moments can help you stay centred and reduce feelings of anxiety, promoting a sense of calm and clarity.

Frankincense is also a game-changer in skincare. For mums who often face the challenges of tired and dehydrated skin, this oil can be a lifesaver. Mix a few drops of frankincense oil with your moisturiser, and watch as it rejuvenates your skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and leaving you with a healthy, radiant glow.

Additionally, frankincense provides emotional support during challenging moments. Inhaling it directly from the bottle or applying a drop to your wrists can provide a sense of emotional stability when life throws its curveballs.

Eucalyptus: Breathe Easy and Refresh

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Eucalyptus essential oil is your respiratory ally, especially during cold and flu season. If you or your little ones are dealing with congestion, simply add a few drops of eucalyptus oil to a bowl of hot water and inhale the steam. This natural remedy helps ease congestion and provides relief.

You can also create your homemade chest rub by mixing eucalyptus oil with a carrier oil like coconut oil. It's a soothing solution for coughs and colds, offering comfort to both kids and adults. Furthermore, diffusing eucalyptus oil throughout your home can purify the air and create a clean, invigorating atmosphere, making it a must-have oil for mums.

Chamomile: Calm the Mind and Soothe the Skin

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Chamomile essential oil is renowned for its calming and soothing properties. One of the most delightful ways to enjoy its benefits is by sipping on a cup of chamomile tea. Add a drop of chamomile oil to your tea for an extra dose of relaxation after a long day.

But don't stop there. Draw a warm bath and add a few drops of chamomile oil along with Epsom salts for a luxurious bath that melts away stress and tension. It's the perfect self-care ritual for mums in need of some pampering.

Chamomile oil is also excellent for skin irritations. Mix a drop of chamomile oil with a gentle baby lotion, and apply it to your baby's sensitive skin to soothe any irritations or diaper rash. It's a gentle and natural solution that both you and your baby will appreciate.

These are just five of the most used and easily available oils that I feel can really be added into a mothers day and have the biggest benefit but there are lots of other oils that can also be used.

Incorporating these essential oils into your daily routine can help you navigate the challenges of motherhood with more ease and grace. However, it's essential to use essential oils with care, especially around children. Always dilute them properly with a carrier oil and consult with a qualified aromatherapist or healthcare professional if you have any concerns.

Essential oils are not just scents; they're natural tools that can enhance your well-being and make motherhood an even more enjoyable journey. So, why not give them a try? You deserve it!

Other resources to help you

Podcast: Time to talk about using Aromatherapy oils as tools for motherhood


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Amanda Forsey

Amanda Forsey - Podcaster, holistic therapist and busy mum of 4.

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