Oils were such an empowering part of my birth experience as my 18 hours of labor and 6 hours of hard pushing almost kept me from having another.. I was so grateful for my oils to support my bathing process and to also support my recovery and m new baby. Here is what every mama needs in their birth bag. I got most of my research and information from The Essential Midwife, Stephanie Fritz, she wrote a solid book called, Pregnancy, Birth and Babies, that I highly recommend purchasing from amazon.
+ Balance was the blend I used to keep myself grounded and breathing through my contractions. This powerful blend is calming and grounding and my husband applied to the bottoms of my feet and along my spine, and down across my lower back it was HUGE. I also used this diluted along the new babies spine and bottoms of her feet and has been a staple at our house ever since. I also recommend having Lavender and Wild Orange on hand as they are great addition to balance.
+ Diffusing Wild Orange & Peppermint were going the whole time during both of my births. These combo was invigorating, fresh and really helped me to focus and stay positive... My first birth was no joke and having these little tools helped so much really supported my grit. :)
+ Back labor is seriously no joke and I labored hours on a boss ball in the shower. The hot water cut the pain down in a huge way. My husband layered Balance, Deep Blue, Peppermint, Marjoram and Frankincense on my lower back and hips. I know everyone is different but this seriously was a life savor... I would ask him to reapply about every hour and a half.. I had made a roller ball up of these 5 oils pre labor and did 15 drops of each and filled the rest with FCO. It was my pain reliever.
+ After baby is born, things are super tender and need a lot of healing in the peri area. I took a 10 ml bottle of Immortelle, which has the most healing oils, such as Frankincense, Hawaiian Sandalwood, Lavender, Myrrh, Helichrysum, and Rose. This blend supports tissue repair. I put 25 drops of Immortelle into a 2 oz spray bottle and then filled the rest with either Fractionated coconut oil or Water and a teaspoon of witch Hazel, your choice. After each bathroom use with a regular peri spray bottle. I would pat dry with a dry cloth and then I used this peri spray and I promise the healing time was so much faster then it would have been.
+ Roman Chamomile, Lavender, and Frankincense were the 3 oils I used the most topically on baby and appropriately diluted. They are so gentle, calming and I used them if there were tummy upsets, and after baths to support their skin, and cellular health. I would apply on Selah's bottom after each diaper change and then along spine or bottoms of feet to support their new systems, as well as on tummy if there was some discomfort.
+ Arborvitae is red cedar and has powerful purifying and cleansing properties, but is grounding and gentle. I diffused this often with Lemon, and frankincense in our home with new baby to support little lungs and purify the air. Simply add 2 drops of each to your petal or Lumo diffuser. I can't say enough good things about this oil and or the blend.
+ I also love to have Doterra's Peace blend in the 10 ml diluted touch roller. Its a blend of Vetiver, Lavender, Ylang Ylang, Frankincense, and Marjoram, and Spearmint. I found that its very supportive to a new mama's hormones and emotions and also for our newest little one. Its already diluted and I love to swipe once on the bottoms of their feet if they are just cranky and needing some extra support to stay calm.
+ Other Oils I would have on hand include: The Onguard Hand Sanitizer is great for keeping things clean without toxins, such as wiping the handles to your carseat, or your changing pad, or your own hands when on the go. The Aromatouch blend to soothe sore muscles in your neck and shoulders from breastfeeding and to support tension in your back and hips after birth. I also love Doterra's Stronger blend for kids. Its a blend of Cedarwood, Litsea, Rose and Frankincense. These oils are both powerful and gentle and perfectly diluted for an easy swipe down the spine or bottoms of the feet to keep your littlest one and yourself humming and protect agains environmental threats.
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Also I love to hear what others use in their birth bag, feel free to comment and share with me.
My name is Holly Boyer and I am a life long Alaskan, mama of two of the most precious babies, and wife to my soulmate.