Essential Oils for Pregnancy

Essential oils, when used correctly, are a completely safe and effective form of wellness support during pregnancy. They can help alleviate morning sickness, improve moods, soothe aches and pains, increase energy and more.

When using essential oils at any time, but especially during pregnancy, it so important to be sure of the quality and purity. Every single batch of doTERRA essential oil goes through extensive third-party testing to ensure they are 100% free from pesticides, fillers, chemical residues, and artificial substances. This is the only brand of essential oil that I recommend for use at any time.

Essential oils should always be diluted appropriately when being used topically, and always choose aromatic use where appropriate. As with anything during pregnancy, it is important to take extra precautions and consult your health care practitioner before using any new products.

Here are a list of my favourite essential oils for pregnancy, and their many amazing benefits. Scroll to the bottom of the page for information on my pregnancy kits.

Wild Orange:

Wild Orange is a favourite among pregnant women, and for good reason. It has such a refreshing and uplifting aroma and a wide range of benefits. Wild Orange can support moods & emotions, increase alertness, aid digestion and promotes energy & vitality. It is also a great oil to add to food and beverages. Not only does it taste amazing, but it contains powerful antioxidants and immune enhancing properties.

Wild Orange Essential Oil can be used for:

  • Anxiety

  • Anger

  • Nausea

  • Insomnia

  • Acid Reflux

  • Heartburn

  • Constipation

  • Fatigue


Lavender is well known for its calming and relaxation properties. Perfect for anyone having trouble sleeping, or experiencing heightened emotions. Lavender can be used to soothe sore, swollen legs, to soothe an itchy baby bump, beautifies our faces, and promotes restfulness. This is also a really beautiful oil to have on hand when baby arrives.

Lavender Essential Oil can be used for:

  • Anxiety

  • Headaches

  • Sleep

  • Skin Irritations

  • Breast Tenderness

  • Muscle Aches

  • Allergies

  • Swelling

  • Stretch Mark Prevention

  • High Blood Pressure


DigestZen is our proprietary Digestive Blend which contains Ginger, Anise, Peppermint, Fennel, Caraway and Coriander. It is incredibly fast acting and give you instant relief when you need it most. Add a few drops to your diffuser, wear diluted on your pulse points, and even carry around in your purse (a sniff directly from the bottle can help to calm your tummy).

DigestZen Essential Oil can be used for:

  • Morning Sickness

  • Heartburn

  • Nausea

  • Constipation

  • Indigestion

  • Bloating

  • Gastro


Lemon is a must have oil for any stage in life, but especially during pregnancy. This is due to its versatility, affordability, effectiveness. Lemon can support healthy digestion, lift moods, flavour drinking water, clean household surfaces, kill airborne pathogens.and so much more!

Lemon Essential Oil can be used for:

  • Concentration

  • Fatigue

  • Heartburn

  • Nausea

  • Congestion

  • Constipation

  • Acid Reflux

  • Varicose Veins

  • Household Cleaning

  • Swelling

  • UTI


Frankincense is known as the King of Oils, and this little baby works miracles in pregnancy. From an emotional perspective, Frankincense helps to calm, increase peace, ease anxiety and supports a deeper spiritual practice. Frankincense is the perfect companion for mindfulness and meditation (which I highly recommend for labour prep!). Physically, Frankincense can be used to prevent stretch marks and even tearing . It's antiinflammatory properties make it great for eases aches, pains, and swelling too.

Frankincense Essential Oil can be used for:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Stretch Marks

  • Tear Prevention

  • Wound Healing

  • Inflammation & Swelling

  • Congestion

  • Immune Support


This blend comes from our Mood Management Kit and as the name suggests, is all about balance. Pregnancy is a time where we often find our moods, emotions and hormones flying out of control. Using this blend daily on the soles of feet and pulse points can help to bring us back into balance. This beautiful blend contains Spruce, Ho Wood, Frankincense, Blue Tansy and Blue Chamomile and is perfect for helping you to feel grounded, peaceful and calm.

Balance Essential Oil can be used for:

  • Anxiety

  • Mood Swings

  • Stress

  • Relaxation

  • Tranquility

  • Bonus: makes a lovely non-tox perfume

Get these oils now in a Pregnancy Custom Kit!

Option 1: $150 AUD + Postage

Includes 15ml Lavender, 15ml Wild Orange, 15ml DigestZen, 15ml Lemon, 115ml Fractionated Coconut Oil, Wholesale Membership, Free Essential Oil Education & Ongoing Customer Support.

Option 2: $325 AUD + Postage

Includes 15ml Lavender, 15ml Wild Orange, 15ml DigestZen, 15ml Lemon, 15ml Frankincense, 15ml Balance, 115ml Fractionated Coconut Oil, Petal Diffuser, Wholesale Membership, Free Essential Oil Education & Ongoing Customer Support.

* Custom Kit prices correct as of February 2018

To place an order for a custom kit, please email