Birthing Recipes

I have always intended for a vaginal birth without the use of medication or painkillers. As a first time mum to be, I do not have prior experience in the labour ward and most of what I have are imagination pieced together by friends’ sharing and online readings. I was pretty nervous when I was in the third trimester. So many unpredictable things can happen at labour! One thing I know with certain… my oils can support me in unlocking milestones, just as they had always done.


These are some useful recipes which you can use from your third trimester all the way to the birth of the baby 🙂

PREPARATION FOR FIRST TIME MUM

Perineum Massage Oil
*To soften to the area so as to reduce perineal trauma at birth
Apply on perineal and to be used for perineum massage

  • V6 Complex – 1 oz / 30ml
  • Geranium – 8 drops
  • Lavender – 5 drops
  • At week 37, add Fennel – 5 drops into the mixture

LABOUR & BIRTH

Brief your husband or birth partner what you want them to do while in the labour ward. When the contractions are strong and regular, you won’t be able to give clear instructions!

Labour Ward
Bring along: Ultrasonic Diffuser & Portable Speakers
Choose your favourite oil to diffuse! For me, I’ve chosen Joy Essential Oil.

Music helps to relax the body when it is in labour. Bring your own music device loaded with your preferred playlist and speakers.

Hub had been briefed to set up the diffuser and the music while I focus on the birth process.

Stages of labour and birth with the support of Essential Oils
To speed up or to promote contractions, Clary Sage is the oil that came highly recommended. But it did nothing for me! That’s what I love about the oils… We are not working with medicines, and everyone of us responds to the plants differently.

Something I haven’t tried but this recipe came in various literature:

Labour Blend
Premix this blend when packing for your hospital bag.
Apply this blend only after labour had started.

  • 5 drops Ylang Ylang
  • 4 drops Helichrysum
  • 2 drops Fennel
  • 2 drops Peppermint
  • 2 drops Clary Sage

I’ve used the following Pain Management blend and this is one I would strongly recommend for you to use to help you cope with the intensity of the contractions.

Pain Management Blend
Premix this blend in an empty glass bottle with pump.

bottlepump

  • 20 drops Frankincense
  • 20 drops Idaho Balsam Fir
  • 20 drops Copaiba
  • Top up the bottle with V6 complex


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DIY: Bath salt recipes

Epsom salt and baking soda bath mixture has great benefit to the body. I’ve written about the benefits of Epsom salt, click here to read more.

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Simply prepare the basic ingredients – Epsom salt and baking soda.

Then, choose the essential oil blends to cater to your needs!

Basic ingredients:
1¼ cup Epsom Salt
½ cup baking soda
+ Essential Oils
*see recipe below. Feel free to increase/decrease the number of drops of essential oils according to personal preference*

Instructions

1) In a large bowl, mix epsom salt, baking soda and essential oils together.
2) Store the mixture in a large glass container with a tight fitting lid. (You can get this from IKEA)
3) Prepare a tub of warm water.
For adults: Add in 1/2 cup into the bath water
For infants / babies in a small bath tub: Add in 1 tbsp into the bath water
For toddlers (2years and up): Add in 2 tbsp into the bath water

Recipes for babies, toddlers and kids

Cool down body temperature
4 drops Lemon essential oil
4 drops Lavender essential oil

For itchy nose and irritated throat
4 drops Lemon essential oil
4 drops Idaho Blue Spruce essential oil

Sensitive skin
4 drops Helichrysum essential oil
2 drops Frankincense essential oil
2 drops Copaiba essential oil

Recipes for adults

Destress
4 drops Stress Away essential oil blend
2 drops Lemon essential oil
2 drops Lavender essential oil

Relief muscle tensions
4 drops Stress Away essential oil blend
3 drops Lavender essential oil
1 drops PanAway essential oil blend

Hormonal balancing for women
2 drops Clary Sage essential oil
2 drops Ylang Ylang essential oil
2 drops Frankincense essential oil
2 drops Lavender essential oil

Hormonal balancing for men
4 drops Shutran essential oil blend
4 drops Idaho Blue Spruce essential oil

What’s your favourite recipe?
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