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Old Jul 9th, 2017, 10:27 AM   1
Talia12
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Lavender oil. Really scared


I'm 12+5 and I just had a massage from a family friend, she owed me a favour basically and insisted on doing it which was nice and everything, but she used lavender oil...like all over my body, for like half an hour. I couldn't say anything because I'm not telling the family yet (and there were other relatives around) and just kept thinking, as soon as this is over I'm scrubbing it all off. Least relaxing massage of my life. I've just been to the bathroom and washed it off as best I can, but obviously I've probably absorbed a fair amount already. Everything I've googled says to avoid lavender oil in the first trimester - well obviously I am JUST about going into my second trimester, and I had a late first tri miscarriage a few months ago. One website actually said avoid until 20 weeks.
Now I'm an absolute mess I'm so scared. Does anyone know anything more about this?



 
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Old Jul 9th, 2017, 12:20 PM   2
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I use essential oils daily. I would be lost without our lavender. I think you're ok.



 
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Old Jul 9th, 2017, 12:28 PM   3
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I sell young living essential oils and can only speak for our oils because I know where and how they are sourced. Lavender is extremely mild and safe however it gets a bad rep in pregnancy because people confuse it with lavandin. cheaper oils will bottle it and sell it as lavender. Here's some more info

https://www.weirslanelavender.ca/pag...the-difference



 
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Old Jul 9th, 2017, 12:45 PM   4
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I also use lavender oil dail an I'm pregnant . I'd be happy to help if you have more concerns or questions.



 
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Old Jul 9th, 2017, 12:55 PM   5
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Lavander oil is fantastic. I use oils regularly and have used both lavender and peppermint a lot while pregnant.



 
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Old Jul 9th, 2017, 15:59 PM   6
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As others have said, lavender essential oil is generally considered safe in pregnancy. There are some you shouldn't use (interesting, these include at least a few in Bio Oil, which pregnant women have been slathering on themselves for years to prevent stretch marks). I think rosemary is generally a no-no, as is clary sage until you get to term. But lavender is safe and I wouldn't hesitate to use it moderately. I had it in my massage oil I made myself in my first pregnancy and I burnt it several days a week in an oil burner as well. I also use it in a face oil that I use every night in this pregnancy.



 
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Old Jul 9th, 2017, 17:49 PM   7
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Thank you so so much ladies. You have all given me so much relief. I hope I can try to relax a bit about this "incident" now.



 
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Old Jul 10th, 2017, 20:14 PM   8
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Oh, that must have been scary. Lavender is definitely one of the gentlest and safest oils. I hope you're more relaxed now.



 
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Old Jul 10th, 2017, 22:23 PM   9
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My dr told me to use lavender oil for my MS?



 
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Old Jul 12th, 2017, 13:37 PM   10
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My nautropath has me ingesting lavender oil pills daily for my obsessive compulsive disorder (since I can't be on any pharmaceuticals.) My doctor agreed: it's fine.



 
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