Essential Oils I need to be wary of?

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  1. lili_angel

    lili_angel New Mummy!! Can't Wait!!

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    Hi Ladies,

    Seeing as I can't afford the big spa treatments I thought I would treat myself to the Sanctuary Spa range as they're on a 3 for 2 at Boots. I was wondering if there were any essential oils I need to stay clear of?

    Cheers!!!

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  2. Jaysmummy

    Jaysmummy Mum of 3 and WTT

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    I think its the pure essential oils you have to be careful of.

    I know you can't use Clary Sage early in pregnancy as it can be used to bring on labour in later stages and also Rose but these are added to bubble baths such as Radox and I use those as they are such a small amount.

    Worth checking with a qualified therapist though

    xx
     
  3. TheNewMrs

    TheNewMrs Well-Known Member

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    Its just essential oils hun, most products dont have essential oils in them, just the fragrance.

    Id refrain from using ANY essential oils until you speak with your therapist hun.
     
  4. rubberducky88

    rubberducky88 Mum to 2 little monsters!

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    Sanctury do a 'mum-to-be' range!! Some lovely products and they must be fine if they're targeting pregnant women :)
    They'll be by the baby stuff in Boots... the moisteriser body butter is looovely xx
     
  5. Maviyildiz

    Maviyildiz Well-Known Member

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    Yes, definately stick with products that have essential oils IN them. Do not use pure essential oils. I wouldn't mess with diluting them myself either. Almost all of them contain irritating natural compounds that even non-pregnant people need to be aware of when they use them. Some are really dangerous (wintergreen) and some are just irritating or photosensitizing if not diluted properly (lemon). I personally wouldn't mess with any of them right now!
     

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