The first trimester is also the time when
The first trimester is also the time when the sense of taste and smell are heightened and the skin is more permeable. Certain smells can seem sickly sweet or too strong and can turn oneТs stomach. This is the bodyТs own natural protection mechanism so it is important to listen to the changes you are going through. Using a mist spray with spearmint essential oil may help with nausea or if you prefer something more earthy and warming try ginger essential oil in a mist spray. A warm lemon drink last thing at night and first thing in the morning (if you are feeling nauseas get your partner to make it so you can have it before you get up) followed by gentle slapping with your hand over the liver (the liver is found under the right breast). This technique worked not only for me but for other woman to whom I have recommended it to.
During the second trimester hopefully the morning sickness will be gone and you can start to feel good about yourself again. Citrus essential oils can be used to help prevent stretch marks and this is the best time to begin your prevention ritual. A safe and effective bath and massage oil is the New Life blend containing essential oils of Tangerine, Neroli and Sandalwood in a base of Sweet Almond, Apricot, Avocado, Carrot, Camelia and Wheatgerm oils. Use this to massage the tummy and thighs not forgetting breasts and buttocks. These beautifully moisturising oils will keep your skin soft and supple. The Joyous blend of essential oils of Tangerine, Lime, Grapefruit and Sandalwood in a base of Sweet Almond, Apricot and Wheatgerm oils is another ready made alternative. Not only will these oils help with your skin condition they will also help your mood especially if you already have young toddlers or babies to care for.