I have been on tranquility website which is really good,the lady is a qualified aromatherapist i think, have ordered some essential oils that i can use now at 37wks, it does also say in the factsheet that she used clary sage from 37wks for her pregnancy, but she says don't use it until 38wks before that, so it's upto you, i would use it at 39wks though personanlly
Hello! Still haven't had the bath but did put a few drops in some hot water to scent the air but nothing has happened! I think for stuff to happen you are suppose to put a few drops in massage oil and then rub your bump.
Seriously it can increase the intensity of contractions but will not start them off and frankly just smells horrible. Also lots of people are quite allergic to it - it's one of those that gets into the skin and can cause nasty rashes, which is the last thing you want in late pregnancy.
I used it in labour. My contractions slowed to a near stop, so I had a bath with a couple of drops in and then massaged a little (with carrier oil) into my bump. It did start the contractions up again with avengence, but DD was still 2 days away at this point.
I was told to put clary sage in a carrier oil and rub into the area just above the heel of your foot. Apparently that is the womb area in reflexology. I did go into labour the next day but I think that was just me ready to go anyway, but I do love having my feet done, as long as the person doing it doesn't mind my feet
To be honest I am firmly of the opinion that a baby will come when it is good and ready and anything else is just window dressing but it's fun trying and it's not like I have anything else to do whilst sitting like a beached whale watching TV! Reflexology is next on my list, having my feet massaged sounds like heaven anyway