A few days ago I had this genius idea. I decided to pull out my peppermint essential oils and my diffuser to help with nausea. I thought, "I use these for my clients in labor if they feel nauseous, so why not try them?" Usually around 5pm one of my neighbors starts cooking...something....stinky...which is when my morning sickness symptoms would begin. From 5pm until I passed out every night I would just be miserably nauseous and vomiting several times. I even took a trip home a few weeks ago so my mommy could take care of me.
So a few days ago, I got smart and decided to try the peppermint to cover up the stinky neighbor cooking. Miracle! It worked! I kicked myself for not thinking about it sooner.
Other essential oils I have in my doula bag:
Lavender and Eucalyptus: for a calming influence and relieving stress
Lemon and Orange: to invigorate and provide energy
Cinnamon and Peppermint: to relieve nausea
My personal favorites are the Eucalyptus, Orange and Peppermint, which I plan to use at my own birth.
What is your favorite essential oil? Do you see any that are missing that you'd recommend I add to my doula bag? Please share your experiences with essential oils.