In honor of the Great Mother and all mothers, I present this.
Many medicinal plants that are widely used in magical studies and practices are dangerous to use during pregnancy. For example, wormwood tea, which is part of any standard divination ritual for many practitioners, causes miscarriages (even in late pregnancy) and subsequent bleeding. Fortunately, most herbs are safe to charge and use in small quantities, such as placing them in talisman bags, sprinkling around a ritual circle, or dressing candles. Essential oils, incense, smudging, consumption, and magical baths are of great concern as they all involve contact with the skin, mucous membranes and drastically alter individual chemistry.
It is completely safe when done OUTDOOR and in small doses! Sitting in a room full of smoke is not healthy (carbon monoxide), so spotting during pregnancy is generally contraindicated. Prolonged spotting without proper ventilation is a recipe for miscarriage. Salt baths are nice if you want to clear your aura and prepare for the ritual, but many essential oils should be avoided in your blends.
An oil diffuser is an excellent way to enjoy the aromatherapeutic and magical properties of herbs, especially as a healthy alternative to incense for those with sensitive health or allergies to cigarettes. For the anal holder outside, yes, it still corresponds to the element Air. Add a feather if you need more visual aids.
All essential oils are contraindicated in the first trimester (and should be completely avoided for high-risk pregnancies), but if you miss your favorite scent, floral waters (hydrosols) are widely available and can be used safely because they are not. almost as concentrated as pure essential oils. After the first trimester, most citrus oils, including Bergamot, are considered safe at 1-50% dilution; Evergreen oils such as cedarwood (including Atlas, Virginia, and Texas cedar), as well as spicy or irritating oils (Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Clove, Allspice) should be avoided altogether. The list below is nowhere complete, and some herbalists are far more conservative than others, and opinions, experience, and science are somewhat swaying the vote. Avoid the following or do more research on dilution ratios.
Allspice (Pimenta officinalis)
Anise seed (Pimpinella anisum)
Balsam, Peru (Myroxylon balmum)
Basil, Sweet (Ocimum basilicum)
Gulf (Pimenta racemosa)
Laurel (Laurus nobilis)
Bergamot Mint (Mentha citrata)
Cajeput (Melaleuca minor)
Camphor (Cinnamon camphora)
Carrot Seed (Daucus carota)
Catnip (Nepeta cataria)
Cedarwood, Atlas (Cedrus atlantica)
Cedarwood, Virginia (Juniperus virginiana)
Celery Seed (Apium graveolens)
Cinnamon (C. zeylanicum)
Citronella (Cymbopogon winterianus)
Sage (Salvia sclarea)
Clove (Eugenia aromatica)
Copaiba Balsam (Copaifera officinalis)
Coriander Seed (Coriandrum sativum)
Corn Mint (Mentha arvensis)
Dill Seed (Anethum graveolens)
Douglas Fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii)
Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus, E. citriodora)
Fennel, Sweet (Foeniculum vulgare)
Galangal (Alpinia officinalis)
Ginger (Zingiber picture)
Grapefruit, white (Citrus paradisi)
Ho Wood (Cinnamomum camphor)
Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis)
Juniper Berry (Juniperus communis)
Labdanum (Cistus ladaniferus)
Lavender, Virgo (Lavendula latifolia)
Lemon (Citrus limonium)
Lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus)
Lemon Myrtle (Backhousia citriodora)
Lime Bark (Citrus aurantifolia)
Lovage (Levisticum officinalis)
Tangerine, Red (Citrus reticulata)
Marjoram Dessert (Marjorana hortensis)
Marjoram, Wild (Thymus mastichina)
Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris)
Myrrh (Commiphora myrrh)
Myrtle (Myrtus communis)
Coconut (Myristica fragrans)
Opopanax (Commiphora guidotii)
Orange (Citrus sinesis, C.aurantium)
Thyme (Origanum vulgare)
Parsley Seed (Petroselinum sativum)
Pine, Scots (Pinus sylvestris)
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)
Sage (Salvia officinalis)
Salty, winter (Satureja montana)
Spruce (Tsuga canadensis)
Tagetes (Tagetes minuta)
Tangerine (Citrus reticulata)
Tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus)
Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)
Valerian (Valeriana officinalis)
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
Ylang-Ylang (Cananga odorata)
Wondering what you can use? In fact, many of the oils listed above are safe, but only under the guidance of experienced aromatherapists. For example, many pregnant women do not have an adverse reaction to ylang-ylang, but it also causes a problem if you have liver damage or have epilepsy and intense migraines. This is not something I can help you with over the Internet, so I tend to be on the cautious side!
The following is considered safe by most aromatherapists, but ALWAYS dilute your essential oils in a base or carrier oil (jojoba and sweet almond are suitable), under no circumstances take essential oils internally, and when in doubt, ask your herbalist, midwife or obstetrician.
Benzoin, Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Neroli, Orange, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Mint, Tea Tree and Vetiver.
During a real birth, Rose, Jasmine and Clary Sage can help.
NEVER consume any of the wormwood, wormwood, yarrow, prickly ash, slippery elm, blackberry, rootstock, parsley and poisonous herbs. Some people advise against ginger during pregnancy as it is considered a mild stimulant, but it is the most helpful treatment for morning sickness. Slice a piece of fresh ginger root, cover it with almost boiling water and let it steep for about five minutes. Sip slowly; You will feel better in minutes. Since ginger powder is terribly acidic, this really needs to be made with fresh root.
This was by no means comprehensive! Keep researching, keep learning. If you need more information, please feel free to contact your delivery room/GYN as more doctors in this field are educating themselves on the benefits and dangers of alternative medicine.