Due to all the new responsibilities of having a baby on top of all the crazy hormonal changes during the postpartum period, postpartum depression is a concern we really have to take into account.
Symptoms include sadness, changes in sleeping and eating patterns, low energy, anxiety, and irritability. Typically, the condition develops within 4 to 6 weeks after giving birth, but can sometimes take several months to appear. It is not known why PPD occurs. However, depression is not a sign that you do not love your new arrival, as some mothers fear. It is a psycho-logical disorder that can be effectively treated, with the help of support groups, counselling and essential oils.
Using essential oils aromatically can help support a new mom experiencing postpartum depression. Essential oils that can help include bergamot, clary sage, frankincense, rose geranium, grapefruit, mandarin, neroli, patchouli, rose, tangerine, vetiver and ylang ylang.
Diffuse during the day, 5 drops, Joy Blend.
Diffuse 2-3 drops of each oil; maximum 10-12 drops in total, at a time, unless otherwise advised.
6 drops each:
– Clary Sage
– Rose Geranium
– Ylang Ylang
60 ml Grapeseed Oil
60 ml Bottle
In a bottle, add essential oils and carrier oil. Replace cap and shake to blend.
Massage your entire body or ask someone to massage it for you once a week. Also, use it as a neck massage oil daily or massage into the bottoms of your feet at night before bedtime.
3 drops each:
– rose geranium
2 drops each:
– dead sea salts or Himalayan salts
60ml tub or container
In a container, add salts and essential oils. Stir to mix well—store until ready for use. Add bath salts to a running bath. Stir and agitate the water to dissolve. Soak in the tub for 20 minutes