Essential Oils During Pregnancy, Labor & Breastfeeding

Pregnancy and EOs
  • Essential oils that are OK during pregnancy if diluted properly
Essential OilBotanical Name
BenzoinStyrax benzoin
BergamotCitrus bergamia
Black PepperPiper nigrum
German ChamomileMatricaria recutita
Roman ChamomileChamaemelum nobile
Clary SageSalvia sclarea
CypressCupressus sempervirens
EucalyptusEucalyptus radiata
FrankincenseBoswellia sacra
GeraniumPelargonium graveolens
GingerZingiber officinale
GrapefruitCitrus paradisi
JuniperJuniperus communis
LavenderLavandula angustifolia
LemonCitrus limon
MandarinCitrus reticulata
Sweet MarjoramOriganum marjorana
NeroliCitrus aurantium
PetitgrainCitrus aurantium
RoseRosa damascena
SandalwoodSantalum album
Sweet OrangeCitrus sinensis
Tea TreeMelaleuca alternifolia
Ylang YlangCananga odorata

  • Essential Oils to AVOID During Pregnancy
Essential OilBotanical Name
AniseedPimpinella anisum
Basil ct. estragoleOcimum basilicum
BirchBetula lenta
Camphor
(not the same as
Ho Wood/Ho Leaf chemotype Linalool)
Cinnamomum camphora
HyssopHyssopus officinalis
MugwortArtemisia vulgaris
Parsley seed or leafPetroselinum sativum
PennyroyalMentha pulegium
SageSalvia officinalis
TansyTanacetum vulgare
TarragonArtemisia drancunculus
ThujaThuja occidentalis
WintergreenGaultheria procumbens
WormwoodArtemisia absinthium
Source: naha.org