Labor Massage Oil Using Essential Oils

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Labor is intense – physically, mentally, and emotionally. Contractions can be a lot of work – but it’s your body’s way of readying both you and your baby for the moment of birth. Relaxing and releasing tension during labor can help to ease the pain of contractions.This recipe for labor massage oil is the perfect way to do just that.

DIY your own labor massage oil.

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Labor Massage Oil

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I used this oil during the birth of my first (read our birth story here) and it helped to relax me, and keep my contractions consistent.

  • Lavender eases feeling of tension or anxiety. It is widely used for it’s relaxing properties.
  • Ylang Ylang promotes a calming atmosphere and helps to provide a positive outlook.
  • Clary Sage may help in the induction of contractions as it stimulates oxytocin in the brain. For this reason, it is recommended to avoid in early pregnancy.


Labor Massage Oil Recipe

Recommended for use during final week of pregnancy and during labor.

This recipe uses a dilution ratio of 1%, which is recommended during pregnancy.

Combine essential oils in glass bottle and fill to top with carrier oil. Shake to mix oils.

Massage into abdomen and back before or during labor to promote contractions and relaxation.

Don’t like the smell of lavender or ylang ylang? No problem. Feel free to substitute whatever other oils you find relaxing – just make sure to keep Clary Sage in the recipe.

Enjoy and breathe deep, mama. You got this!

Other Pregnancy and Postpartum Recipes

Make your own labor massage oil using essential oils. Helps keep contractions strong and speed up labor. Plus the smell is relaxing. Must do for any laboring woman!


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10 responses to “Labor Massage Oil Using Essential Oils”

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  9. Julianna Avatar
    Julianna

    Hello! This looks like a great blend. Thank you for sharing it! I remember using frankincense as a great painkiller oil when I was in labor; could I add that to this blend? If so, how much would you recommend? Thanks!

    1. Yes, frankincense is wonderful! I would suggest adding 2-3 drops in your blend, and reducing one of the other amounts of oils in the recipe to maintain a 1% dilution ratio. If you don’t have as sensitive skin, you could also just add 2-3 drops without reducing the amount of other oils.

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