Being mom is the best role that woman has in her life.
But that role is hard and consuming all of our energy. As a young mother, I was continually looking for a way to organize myself for the end of the day to have a little time for me.
Every attempt was unsuccessful.
Every evening I fell asleep exhausted until I found the benefits of essential oils that brought me back to life.
Who would say that only a few drops can make a miracle, right?
Now I cannot imagine the day without using at least one of these five essential oils.
I researched and concluded that you do not have to be a new mom to use these amazing essential oils.
I still use them for four years.
Of course, new mothers are more tired and under severe stress due to the imbalance of hormones, but even, which mother would not want to be fresh and rested, whether she is a new mom or it is a mom with experience.
Whenever I need to relax or take some time for myself, I always choose one of these five oils, and after that, I feel like I was never tired.
Once you use essential oils, no matter what type of relaxation, believe me, you can’t live without their irresistible aroma.
These are the most incredible essential oils that I use every day:
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Lavender is a flowering plant most commonly found in the Mediterranean, East Africa, parts of Asia, southeastern India and the Canary Islands. The Latin name is Lavandula, but it is known everywhere as lavender.
There are 47 known species of flowering plants of the mint family Lamiaceae. Lavender is very commonly used in bathing products, perfumes, creams, due to the wonderful calming aroma of the flower.
Benefits of lavender essential oil
We have heard or have read many times that lavender oil is excellent for relaxing. Research across the internet I came across many interesting facts about lavender oil that I had not heard before.
Lavender essential oil has so many benefits, and these are some of them that can help many mothers.
This oil can be useful for treating insomnia, and we all know how it is when we have sleepless nights, because of fatigue.
Another great benefit is that that lavender oil can be useful for treating anxiety.
If you have a headache, the lavender oil might help reduce it.
Lavender essential oil can help with digestive problems. Digestive problems are most commonly due to stress, unbalanced diet, and all this is a product of a tired mommy that does not have time to make for yourself a nice meal.
Usually, digestive problems may have another origin, but before using anything, you must consult a doctor.
Frankincense oil is also known as olibanum and is derived from the tree genus Boswellia. There are five types of Boswellia, but the oil is most often obtained from Boswellia serrata.
Boswellia serrata is a tree that grows in India, parts of Africa and the Middle East.
Frankincense oil has been used since the past, and the most is using in Ayurveda medicine.
Benefits of frankincense essential oil
As I mentioned earlier, frankincense oil has an anti-inflammatory effect so it can be an excellent painkiller.
Every woman faces forgetfulness during pregnancy. I am an example of this. I was going to forget basic things, such as going to the store and forget what I actually needed to buy. Unfortunately, I did not know about frankincense oil.
To be strong for our children, we must be healthy mothers, right? Frankincense oil can improve the immune system in women.
Reducing stress is the most challenging thing today. We are continually looking for a way to get rid of stress, so I found the perfect solution that helped me, frankincense oil.
Eucalyptus oil is a product of evergreen eucalyptus tree which is native to Australia.
There are more than 800 species of trees mostly native to Australia. The different species can be found in the tropical and temperate world, including Europe, America, and other areas that have a pleasant climate.
Eucalyptus has used for thousand years in European, Chinese and Indian Ayurvedic medicine.
Benefits of eucalyptus essential oil
Another amazing essential oil for moms that have anxiety and stress. The hormones in our body can make many problems such as stress. The eucalyptus oil can help with stress hormones and can create a perfect balance in our metabolism.
If you are one of the moms that have problems with colds and sore throat, then you can use the eucalyptus for reducing these problems with inhaling the oil. It is a prevalent home remedy that actually helps.
Eucalyptus oil can be placed on wounds on the skin, which can be useful for those moms that give childbirth with cesarean section.
Peppermint oil is a hybrid mint and a combination of watermint and spearmint. It is also known as Mentha balsamea wild.
Peppermint oil is one of the oldest herbs in Europe that they used to make medicines. There are data that both the Chinese and the Japanese used this herb many years ago for the same purposes – to make medicines.
Today this herb is widespread in the world, and peppermint oil is one of the most used oils.
Benefits of peppermint essential oil
I do not know a new mother who does not have chronic fatigue syndrome. This tremendous essential oil has a power that can be very helpful in reducing and dealing with fatigue. Due to the analgesic properties, it contains, and with the regular use of the oil, you will improve the level of energy, concentration, and focus.
Peppermint oil can significantly help in the treatment of sinuses, but also to prevent allergies.
Due to antimicrobial effects, oil is an excellent treatment against acne. Peppermint oil has an anti-inflammatory property which provenly helps against headache.
What troubles one-third of pregnant women, especially at the beginning of pregnancy is vomiting and nausea. With this oil, these problems can be significantly reduced. This is a great benefit that will delight many mothers to be.
I recommend every mother to have this miraculous essential oil in her home.
Basil grows in the tropics in Central Africa and southwest Asia and belongs to the mint family. You can meet and is known as Saint Joseph’s Wort.
There are several types of basil, and depending on the type flavor of the leaves may be different.
The type of basil most commonly used is called sweet basil. There are basil hybrids that have the same name.
Benefits of basil oil for moms
Basil oil has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, so there are many benefits of this oil.
It is often used for face and body massage, which contributes to the reduction of dull skin and acne.
Basil oil is excellent for treating problems with the digestive system. Reduces constipation and stomach cramps.
Furthermore, basil oil is commonly used as aromatherapy, and that helps with migraine, and it has a calming effect.
Have some of these best essential oils in your home. They are great for mothers who need to reduce stress.
But not only to reduce stress, essential oils also have many other benefits. For example, they can mitigate severe headaches, only with a short massage of the head.
The best thing you can invest in your health and personal happiness.
Most of the oils are great for relaxation and calming, which they have used since the past because of their antidepressant, stimulating benefits. Try to stand out for at least an hour for yourself. The kids need a happy mother, and the happy mother uses the time for herself.
Choose the best oil for you, and take time to relax.
I think I know what you think. How is it possible for an hour for yourself and relax with baby or two small kids at home?
Yes, believe it is possible. You need a small organization, and that’s it.
If you are looking for a natural way to be happy and healthy, then choose essential oils.
I am not the only one who understood the benefits of having essential oils during this period. Jenn Oldham from JennOldham.com, a blog about Doterra essential oils, parenting and ADHD says that the essential oils helped her keep her focus and energy to bring her babies into the world.
Side effects of using essential oils
There are no known side effects from using essential oils.
However, be cautious about using them. Before using any essential oil, you must know that it is not a medicine that is prescribed by a doctor. Essential oils help reduce some diseases, but it is not scientifically proven that oil is a cure.
Guest post written by Mimi from JennOldham
Mimi’s background is graphic and web design. She likes cacti and to write about essential oils and everything connected to perfumes. Her passion is infographics and web design.