Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Essential Oils for the Hospital Bag

A couple of weeks out from having baby #2 so I thought I'd better get my butt into gear and pack my hospital bag. First thing I did was make up my essential oil bag to support me during labour or cesarean, postpartum, and baby too.

I've had a lot of questions about what I'm packing and why. So here is a list of what's in my essential oil hospital bag... take what works for you and leave what doesn't. I have popped some alternatives there as well because what I may love and find calming may be different for you.

Note: ensure all roller blends are diluted appropriately with carrier oil. I personally use Fractionated coconut oil and I use 15-20 drops essential oil in a 10ml roller bottle topped with the coconut oil for me.

Early Labour

Calming Diffuser Blend
Citrus Bliss
Ylang Ylang 

I find these oils very calming and anti-anxiety for me, the citrus bliss will add the energy I need.
(Alternatives: Frankincense, Clary Sage, Bergamot, Ylang Ylang, & Wild Orange OR Wild Orange and Balance blend or perhaps simply Peace blend. Try using a few different blends prior to packing your hospital bag and see what works best for you.)

I will also use this blend for calming prior to a cesarean if this is how my babe needs to come into this world.

Clary Calm Roller Blend
Use this to massage into feet, ankles, and anywhere there's tension. Massaging into the lower abdomen will support contractions. I will layer Jasmine over the top as well to support contractions. If labour isn't progressing, massage Clary Calm just a few finger-widths above the inner ankle bone every 15 minutes.

AromaTouch Roller
I've made up a roller bottle with the AromaTouch massage blend. This is for hubby to give me a massage at any point during labour if I need it. 

Active Labour & Pushing

Diffuser Blend
Citrus Bliss

DigestZen Roller Blend
Rolled onto tummy, feet, and/or pulse points if feeling nauseous at any point.

Cooling Body Mist
A hint of Ylang Ylang

This blend is mostly peppermint for energy. Place essential oils in a spray bottle with a teaspoon of fractionated coconut oil (or jojoba) and top with green tea or rose water. You can add a dash of witch hazel as a preservative if you like.

This blend will beautifully cool the body as it's likely to get quite hot during this phase.

Ice Blue Rub
To massage into the back or areas of intense pain if the AromaTouch massage blend isn't cutting it. Especially if bub is posterior. 

PastTense Roller Blend
I've packed this just in case I experience neck, shoulder or jaw pain. Headaches. 

Peppermint Beadlets
These are for both hubby and I for a burst of refreshing energy. Even if he just pops one in his mouth while I'm pushing because he's likely to be close to my face and the aroma will be invigorating and energising for me.

Motivate Roller Blend
If I need extra motivation, encouragement, and belief during this phase, hopefully hubby can roll this blend behind my neck, and under my nose. 

Perineum Massage Blend
When the baby is crowning, this blend can be massaged into the perineum to help with stretching the area.

In a 10ml roller bottle topped with fractionated coconut oil. 

Placenta Delivery
Clary Calm roller blend massaged onto the abdomen.


- Clary Calm roller daily for hormonal support.

- Elevation & Cheer as a diffuser blend for when the baby blues hit.

- Lavender Peace (aka Serenity) for the diffuser for sleep.

- Salubelle (aka Immortelle) for the tummy to help with loose skin.

- Peri Spray for healing:
In a glass spray bottle add 6 tablespoons of witch hazel, 4 tablespoons of filtered water, 3 tablespoons of aloe vera, and 10 drops Salubelle (Immortelle). 
Shake well and spray perineum area, or spray onto your pads, pop them in a freezer bag and freeze them for a cooling, soothing effect. Keep the bottle refrigerated if possible so the blend is cool each use.


I'm not personally using anything if possible on my new babe for the first 3 months except these couple of things... 
Any babes under 12 months should have essential oils heavily diluted. I use 1 drop essential oil in 10ml fractionated coconut oil.

- Balance grounding blend on the feet to ground bub earthside.

- Myrrh on the umbilical cord to support healing.

- A touch of Frankincense on the crown to anoint her.


Notes: I gathered my information from Essential Oils for Pregnancy, Birth and Babies by Stephanie Fritz and also from watching doTERRA's Empowered Life series on Mothers and Babies.

Always dilute essential oils appropriately with a carrier oil and most importantly, use your intuition. If an oil doesn't agree with you, simply don't use it.

I made up most of my labour blends using empty, used essential oil bottles.

If you have any questions, please reach out. If you haven't started your oily journey as yet and wish to, you can order here or again, send me a message. I'd love to support you.

Clare x

Monday, June 3, 2019

Mother Nature's Anti-Ageing Wonder Oil


No need to look any further than Mama Nature herself for the most powerful anti-ageing and skin nourishing elements.

Enter Salubelle beauty blend (aka Immortelle). A most precious blend of some of the richest, rarest, and most powerhouse essential oils that will target inflammation and signs of ageing, and oh so much more.

This Goddess serum is a blend of:
Frankincense, Hawaiian Sandalwood, Lavender, Myyrh, Helichrysum, and Rose.

I roll on this blend nightly over the top of my moisturiser for glowing, radiant, youthful looking skin.

Frankincense helps reduce inflammation, smooth wrinkles & fine lines, rejuvenates and soothes skin and nerves.

Hawaiian Sandalwood promotes healthy looking, smooth skin and beautifies the skin.

Lavender soothes any irritation and acts as a natural antihistamine.

Myrrh is a powerful cleanser and extremely soothing to the skin.

Helichrysum can promote tissue regeneration.

Rose supports stopping the breakdown of collagen, improving elasticity, and helps with scarring and moisturising. 

Salubelle is also known as the Oil of Spiritual Insight. The high vibrational oils in this blend combined with very grounding oils, assist our connection between spirit and body, heaven and earth. 

Salubelle is perfect to use during meditation as it quiets the mind, fosters inner stillness and encourages spiritual growth. It assists in the release of negativity, darkness, and limiting perceptions. It supports raising levels of human consciousness and preparing individuals for for new heights of spiritual transformation. (Reference: Emotions & Essential Oils book)

When massaging this high vibe blend into my face over my moisturiser, I love to say a beautiful Mantra to myself. Try this:

"I am light. I am pure love. I am divine."

Top Benefits & Uses for Salubelle:

- targets inflammation
- reduces irritation & blemishes
- renews, hydrates, and regenerates the skin
- targets fine lines & wrinkles 
- gives radiance to the complexion
- supports scarring (excellent for cesarean scars!)
- can help minimise stretch marks
- opens up the 6th & 7th chakras 
- provides immune support
- encourages positive states of being
- use as a natural deodorant

Tip: always patch test any new product first to check for any possible skin sensitivities. I personally pour half my bottle of Salubelle into a second roller bottle and top them both up with fractionated coconut oil. Lasts much longer and perfectly diluted for my skin.

Receive this oil FREE in June 2019 with any Australian/NZ 200pv doTERRA order. That's existing customers and new customers alike! 

To find out how to get started with Essential Oils simply click here.

Clare xx