List of Essential oils to avoid during Pregnancy

Here is a list of Essential oils to avoid in pregnancy (as complete as I can find). Different sources list different oils and some oils have appeared on list both of safe oils and ones to be avoided. Remember, according to Jane Buckle, RN (Buckle, 2015) states:
“There are no records of abnormal fetuses or aborted fetuses as a result of the normal use of essential oils, either by inhalation or by topical application.”

Go here for a list of  oils that are generally considered to be safe during pregnancy.

And read about common discomforts of pregnancy and helpful essential oils to use.

Essential oils to avoid during Pregnancy
• Angelica
• Anise
• Aniseed
• Arnica (homeopathic is fine)
• Araucaria (Neocallitropsis pancheri)
• Artemisia (Artemisia vestita)
• Atractylis (Atractylylodes lancea)
• Basil
• Birch (sweet)
• Bitter almond
• Black Seed (Nigella sativa)
• Buchu (Agathosma betulina, Agathosma crenulata)
• Calamint (Calamintha nepeta)
• Boldo leaf
• Broom
• Buchu
• Calamus
• Camphor (brown or yellow)
• Carrot Seed (Daucus carota)
• Cassia
• Cedarwood/thuja
• Chaste Tree (Vitex ugnus castus)
• Chervil
• Cinnamon
• Citronella
• Clary sage
• Clove (bud, leaf or stem)
• Coriander
• Costus
• Cumin
• Cypress
• Deertongue
• Dill
• Elecampane
• Eucalyptus
• Fennel
• Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium)
• Genipi (Artemisia genepi)
• Hibawood (Thujopsis dolobratta)
• Ho Leaf (Cinnamomum camphora)
• Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis)
• Lanyuna (Artemisia afra)
• Horseradish
• Hyssop
• Jasmine
• Jaborandi leaf
• Juniper berry
• Laurel
• Lemon Balm, Australian (Eucalyptus staigeriana) – Can be used at a low dilution, no more than once a day
• Lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus) – Avoid use during pregnancy, OK for use while nursing
• May Chang (Litsea cubeba) – Avoid use during pregnancy, OK for use while nursing
• Mugwort (Artemisia arborescens, Artemisia vulgaris)
• Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha)
• Myrtle Backhousia anisata)
• Myrtle, Honey (Melaleuca teretifolia) – Avoid use during pregnancy, OK for use while nursing
• Myrtle, Lemon (Backhousia citriodora) – Avoid use during pregnancy, OK for use while nursing
• Melilotus
• Mugwort
• Mustard

• Nutmeg
• Oak moss
• Oregano
• Parsley (large doses)
• Pennyroyal
• Plectranthus (Plectranthus fruticosus)
• Pine (dwarf)
• Rosemary
• Rue
• Sassafras
• Savin
• Savory (summer)
• Tansy
• Thyme red (large doses)
• Tonka
• Verbena, Lemon (Aloysia triphylla) – Can be used at a low dilution, no more than once a day
• Western Red Cedar (Thuja plicata)
• Wintergreen
• Wormwood
• Yarrow (Achillea millefolium, Achillea nobilis)
• Zeodary (Curcuma sedoaria)

• Blends and supplements that contain these oils

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