When pregnant, your body is doing incredible things however the strain this sometimes puts on you can be more than you realise. Before getting pregnant, I absolutely loved using essential oils in my baths to help me relax and there was nothing more I wanted some days after a hard day at work, than to run a nice hot bath with lavender or tea tree oils in there.
Computer says NO!
When pregnant you also google the crap out of everything and using essential oils became one of those searched for in my internet history. I read so much conflicting advice about whether oils were safe to use and if so which ones were. I was so confused by what I was reading I decided it was far safer to avoid said oils and wait to enjoy them after baby was born.
The lovely people at Sacred Soul got in touch during pregnancy and offered me a set of their wonderful oils to put to the test myself and as soon as Freya arrived into the world, I did not hesitate in running a nice hot bath and dropping lots of oils in there.
The oils I received to try out were Tea Tree, Lavender, Eucalyptus, Ylang Ylang and Peppermint. All 5 of these are scents I really like thankfully as I’ve tried oils in the past that have been a little overbearing in smell.
As these arrived during the late stages of my pregnancy, I was kind enough to offer up my husband the chance to try them out. Having never ventured into using essential oils before, even he admitted it was nice to add a couple of drops to the bath to help you to relax after a particularly long day.
My favourite of the 5 oils I tried is definitely the Peppermint one as it always smells fresh and clean to me. I love the floral scents however as when combined with each other, they give off a real woodland scent which is perfect for drifting off and relaxing as much as possible.
This set of 5 oils currently retails on the website for £24.99* and is good value for money in my opinion. I would definitely re-purchase again in the future when I run out.
*prices were correct at the time of writing 03/10/2017. This post contains PR samples*