What I’m Packing for the Hospital: Essential Oils for Labor, Delivery, and Postpartum

February 16, 2016·

My Favorite Essential Oils for Supporting a Healthy Pregnancy (6)DISCLAIMER: This blog post is for informational purposes ONLY and is not intended to replace the advice of a licensed physician, nurse, or nurse midwife. I consulted with my midwives prior to using essential oils during this pregnancy and received the thumbs up!

I always, always, always say to use common sense when using oils. The difference is all about quality (which is why I ONLY use Young Living because I know the quality of what I’m using) and using the oils in the appropriate manner for which they are intended.

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It’s a big week in the Stillman house… we’re anxiously awaiting the arrival of Baby Stillman 2.0. And, as we are waiting and counting down the days, I am busy cleaning, doing laundry, spending time with family, and… packing! You know… all fun stuff! 🙂

Well, one of the things that is very different for me this go ’round is how much essential oils have become an integral part of my family’s care and daily routines! I didn’t even know about them when I was pregnant with Lilly and didn’t start using them until shortly after she was born. So, needless to say, with how much we use them and other natural products in our house, I have been making my list for what essential oils and other oily things I will need to pack and bring to the hospital for labor, delivery, and postpartum.

I thought it might be helpful for those of you who are fellow oil users (or who might even be considering looking into getting started with essential oils or other natural products) to know what I’m packing for the hospital and why!

If you are curious as to what essential oils I’ve used this time to support a healthy pregnancy, you can check out my blog post about it here!

What I’m Packing for the Hospital: Essential Oils for Labor, Delivery, and Postpartum

This is my little travel essential oil carrying case. I got it at Young Living convention (it’s handmade by a small little shop in Ohio… sadly, they don’t have a website, but this is another one that is AWESOME)…

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And here’s what I’ve got in it…Essential Oils for Labor, Delivery and Postpartum (For a vaginal or cesarean birth) (5) Essential Oils for Labor, Delivery and Postpartum (For a vaginal or cesarean birth) (1)

(From the top left going across to the right…)

1. & 2. Thieves hand purifier and Thieves Spray

We definitely want visitors in the hospital, but hospitals (especially this time of year) are full of people with GERMS and all the yucks! I will make sure that before anyone even comes in the room or touches the new baby, that they use some good ol’ Thieves hand purifier and spray! This stuff is. the. jam.

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3. Baby’s Valor blend

You can read more about the purpose of that here!

Diluted Valor Essential Oil Blend for a New Baby

4. Baby’s Umbilical Cord Care Serum

Recipe coming for that soon!

DIY Umbilical Cord Care Serum with Essential Oils for a Newborn Baby (1)

5. My personal immune system supporting roll-on

Gotta roll that on the bottom of my feet regularly to stay well!

Back to School Recipe | DIY Immune Supporting Roll-On with Essential Oils (2)

6. Baby’s Blend for immune system support and anointing

Diluted Essential Oil Blend for a New Baby - Baby's First Essential Oil Blend

7. Deep Relief

This is a Young Living essential oil on roll-on blend that is one of my FAVORITES. This is one I use to roll on my temples, the back of my neck, or anywhere I need to release some tension… or anywhere I need some… well, deep relief. Haha!

8. Baby Sleep Blend

Read more about that here!

Custom DIY Essential Oil "Sleepytime Blend" for a New Baby

9. My “Wake Up!” blend

I have a feeling this blend is going to get used A LOT over the next few months. Haha!

DIY Wake Up & Energizing Essential Oil Blend (1)

10. Peace and Calming Essential Oil Blend

This is one I know I’m going to diffuse a lot and I also am going to put on my wrists for delivery. The scent instantly makes me feel more relaxed and calm.

Peace & Calming Young Living Essential Oil http://bit.ly/mollyyleo

11. & 12. Thieves Essential Oil Blend

Again, we’re going to be in a hospital and so I KNOW I’m going to need some Thieves! I will be diffusing Thieves and lemon in my hospital room!

13. Purification Essential Oil Blend

Purification is just one of those that I always want to make sure I have on hand. I might diffuse it… who knows? But it’s a must have oil for me.

Purification Young Living Essential Oil http://bit.ly/MollyYLEO

14. Lemon Essential Oil

Lemon is another oil that I just don’t leave home without. A drop in my water, great for diffusing, a great goo-be-gone, etc. It’s so versatile!

Lemon Young Living Essential Oil http://bit.ly/MollyYLEO

15. Valor Essential Oil Blend

Valor is another one that I use so often. I love to use it to decrease any feelings of nervousness or tension. This is another one to diffuse, apply to wrists, or just open the bottle and take a whiff when I need it!

16. Stress Away Essential Oil Blend

Does EXACTLY what it says it does… 🙂

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17. Trauma Life Essential Oil Blend

This is a blend with a really calming scent that will be good for immediately after delivery.

18. Basil Essential Oil

Basil is one that I will use to help promote healthy breastfeeding and a healthy supply of breastmilk.

19. Fennel Essential Oil

Fennel is another one that I will use to help promote healthy breastfeeding and a healthy supply of breastmilk.

20. Helichrysum Essential Oil

Helichrysum is one that I will apply to my c-section incision to help with any scaring, bleeding, etc.

21. Frankincense

So many uses. Too many to count.

Frankincense Young Living Essential Oil http://bit.ly/MollyYLEO

22. Lavender

Again, so many uses. Can’t live without this one.

Lavender Young Living Essential Oil http://bit.ly/MollyYLEO

23. Myrrh

For post-birth.

24. Melaleuca Alternifolia “Tea Tree” Essential Oil

Great for supporting the skin!

25. Envision Essential Oil Blend

This one I actually like to wear just as a natural “perfume.” I love the scent. Not that I’ll be wearing perfume in the hospital (I won’t…), but

26. Copaiba

If we have a boy, I will use this in a little serum / cream for the circumcision

27. Joy Essential Oil Blend

Just such a happy, uplifting scent. Also great to use during labor!

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28. Patchouli Essential Oil

EXTREMELY supportive of the skin!

29. & 30. Gentle Baby Essential Oil Blend

Oh man. If you have a new baby, a baby, a toddler, or just love things that smell good… Gentle Baby is the blend for you. This blend is perfect for EVERYTHING. It’s like lavender… so versatile! Diffuse, apply to skin, etc. It’s a MUST-HAVE.

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Other oily things I’m packing:

My beloved Thieves Toothpaste and Mouthwash

This stuff is AMAZING. I’ve been using the Thieves oral care line for over a year and it’s my favorite.
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All the skin supporting things!

My POST-baby-bump belly butter (recipe coming soon! here’s the recipe for my pregnancy belly butter), LavaDerm cooling mist (this is a great mist for supporting any irritated skin), Lavender hand and body lotion (self-explanatory…), and my baby lotion and baby bum cream!

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And, of course, I’m packing my diffuser for the hospital. DEFINITELY can’t live without that while I’m in there!!

Diffuser - Young Living Essential Oils http://bit.ly/MollyYLEO

So there you have it! Those are all the essential oils and oily things I’m packing for labor, delivery, and postpartum.

Any that you’d like to know more about? Any that surprised you? Which ones would be on YOUR list? I’d love to know in the comments!

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