I have just rediscovered a box of lovely sanctuary shower and bath stuff that I was given at Christmas and they contain Jojoba and some other really gorgeous smelling stuff - can I use these during pregancy (25 weeks) and are there any oils that should be avoided? Someone once told me to avoid lavendar but I have seen elsewhere that this recommended. Please let me know what you think so that I can enjoy my showers - feel too fat to get in and out of the bath!
I think rose oil is meant to be safe - I am havign a pregnancy massage in a couple of weeks and I am sure she said this is what she would use.
Yes I was told by a midwife trained in massaging with essential oils (just been introduced for women in labour at our hospital) that things like bubble baths are fine as so diluted.
I had bought Clary Sage to burn near due date to bring on labour, DH went for a long soak one night & used my oil burner. I came upstairs & asked him which oil he'd used & he said the nice smelling one, p*d myself laughing when I explained what it was for.
i think pretty much all shower gel and bath products are ok during pregnancy and if they are not i am certain the manufacturer would have printed advice on the bottles, packets etc.
in regards to oils during pregnancy the general rule of thumb is *'fruits' are ok 'flowers' are not,* with a few exceptions of course. i find mandarin a perfect one for pregnancy as not only am i certain it is harmless to my twiglet, but also it is a mood balancer, which is always useful with my hormones!