So many of you have asked about essential oil rollers for pregnancy, labor, and birth. I’m finally able to share what I used!
I made a total of 6 rollers and kept them in Posey’s custom adventure bag from Modern Makerie. I love this bag for rollers and kept it in my hospital bag until after we had Posey then it moved to my diaper bag with new rollers and oils!
Here are each of the essential oil rollers for pregnancy, labor, and birth I created and how I used them. For rollers that I knew I wouldn’t use after labor, I only filled the bottles about halfway with carrier oil. I used fractionated coconut oil, and for Posey’s rollers Beautycounter’s baby oil as the carrier oil. You can use your favorite carrier oil of choice.
ENERGY ESSENTIAL OILS BLEND
10 drops Peppermint
6 drops Lemon Myrtle
3 drops En-R-Gee (Young Living blend of: Rosemary, Juniper, Lemongrass, Nutmeg, Balsam Fir, Clove, and Black Pepper)
During labor when I would feel tired, or need a pick me up, I would smell this Energy Essential Oils Blend and roll it on the back of my neck. Peppermint isn’t advised to use when baby is born because it may affect milk supply, so I wouldn’t use this once you start pushing. I added a carnelian gemstone roller top to help with energy levels as well. It may also help to invigorate body & mind and increase motivation. Although, meeting your babe is really all the motivation you need to get through labor.
HURRY UP ESSENTIAL OILS BLEND
- 10 drops Clary Sage
- 4 drops Jasmine
- 4 drops Cypress
- 6 drops Ylang Ylang
The hurry up blend was used on my inner ankles once contractions had started and I wanted to help speed things along. I tried to use it every hour while I was laboring at home, and then it didn’t make it in the hospital bag with us and I wish it had! My doula asked if I had clary sage oil with me while I was in transition and sadly I didn’t. Maybe make two of this one and have one in your bag so you don’y forget it like I did!
COURAGE ESSENTIAL OILS BLEND
- 15 drops Valor (Young Living blend of: Black spruce, Camphor, Blue tansy, Frankincense, and Geranium)
- 8 drops Joy (Young Living blend of: Bergamot, Ylang ylang, Geranium, Lemon, Coriander, Tangerine, Jasmine, Roman chamomile, Palmarosa, and Rose)
- 5 drops Orange
I used the courage essential oils blend when I felt discouraged or when I had any fears. I would smell it from the bottle and also roll it on my wrists. I added an Amazonite gemstone roller top (currently its out of stock, but you can get amazonite in your roller here) to help dispel negative energy, worry, and fear. Plus, it’s my favorite color and matches the lid perfectly.
MAMA ESSENTIAL OILS BLEND
- 10 drops Stress Away (Young Living blend of: Copaiba, Lime, Cedarwood, Vanilla, Ocotea and Lavender)
- 5 drops Neroli
- 3 drops Rose
I created this Mama Essential Oils Blend to use as my perfume and I use it every day. I used it leading up to Posey’s birth as well as after. It helps me a lot when I’m feeling overwhelmed, which can happen a lot as a new mama. Rose is an expensive oil and I never allowed myself to use it (aside from smelling from the bottle) until this roller. It is such a nice treat which I thought was important for myself! I added a rhodonite gemstone roller top to which may help balance emotions and assist with self-love.
OWIE ESSENTIAL OILS BLEND
- 15 drops Copaiba
- 7 drops Lavender
- 7 drops Geranium
The Owie Essential Oils Roller was made to use on my tummy after Posey was born to help with getting the placenta out as well as with after birth contractions. Sadly, I didn’t remember to use it after Posey was born, and looking back it would have been smart of me to tell my doula so that she could have done that for me! Luckily, the placenta came out easily and I didn’t have any after birth contractions (though, I’ve heard they get worse after each subsequent birth so I will definitely remember for next time!)
POSEY ESSENTIAL OILS BLEND
1 drop Gentle Baby
I use this on Posey for any skin issues (dry skin is our biggest concern currently) and I also rub it on her feet and give her a little foot massage. She loves it and almost instantly relaxes, which is so cute to watch.