Purely Oils & Blends to Avoid while Pregnant (and Nursing)

While essential oils have many wonderful uses and benefits, that does not mean that every oil or blend is appropriate for use on all people, ages, or stages of life.

For instance, there are very few oils that are appropriate to use on children (see our Essential Oil Age Guidelines). Additionally, you should always use a carrier oil with your essential oils — especially the first time you ever try the oil.

One of the biggest questions about essential oils is whether or not they can be used while pregnant or breastfeeding.

Purely has created a list of our oils and blends that you should avoid while pregnant or nursing.

Please note: This post is not meant to replace the advice of your doctor. Under no circumstance should you attempt to use any oils without proper research or advice from a medical professional. If in doubt, do not use the oil.

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England, A., & England, A. (2000). Aromatherapy and massage for mother and baby. Rochester, Vt.: Healing Arts Press.

Tisserand, Robert, and Rodney Young. Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals. N.p.: Churchhill Livingstone, 2013. Print.

You must not rely on the information on this website as an alternative to medical advice from your doctor. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.