Essential Oil and The Pregnant


The National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA) states that essential oils are safe for the pregnant especially those who are experiencing morning sickness and emotional ups and downs like nausea, headache, insomnia, anxiety, and other symptoms related to the circumstance. The essential oils recommended during pregnancy would be Lavender, Chamomile g Ylang. However, essential oils can generate drawbacks only when taking large, unsafe doses.

If you are pregnant or lactating and worried about this, you are highly recommended to discuss with a medical professional, who has experienced with essential oils for the pregnant in order to ensure safeness. We have concluded the essential oils, believed to be avoided during pregnancy, by most social perceptions. You may skip using the what’s presented in the table or any blends that contain any of the following.

Essential Oils to Avoid During Pregnancy and Nursing

Essential Oil

Botanical Name

Peppermint Mentha piperita
Fennel Foeniculum vulgare
Hyssop Hyssopus officinalis var. decumbens
Wintergreen Gaultheria fragrantissima
Myrrh Commiphora myrrha
Basil Ocimum basilicum
Cedarwood Cedrus atlantica
Clove Syzygium aromaticum
Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis
Thyme Thymus vulgaris
Lemongrass Cymbopogon citratus
Juniper Juniperus communis
Clary Sage Salvia sclarea
Birch Betula pendula
Camphor Cinnamomum camphora
Mugwort Artemisia vulgaris
Wormwood Artemisia absinthium
Tansy Tanacetum vulgare
Taragon Artemisia dracunculus
Pennyroyal Mentha pulegium
Parsley Petroselinum crispum
Oregano Origanum vulgare
Cinnamon Cinnamomum verum
Cumin Cuminum cyminum