Ask Cary: Pregnancy + Chemotherapy

July 18th, 2014

We get all kinds of questions about essential oil therapy, and Cary makes sure to answer each and every one of them. Recently, we realized that those answers were only going to the person who asked the question. You know that at 21 Drops we believe that sharing is caring, so we decided to do a weekly roundup of some of the Q’s & A’s to help you be your best self!


This week’s topics: Pregnancy + Chemotherapy


7-18 pregnancy + chemo


Question: Which blends would you recommend for someone who is pregnant?

Answer: While I recommend most pregnant women in their first trimester try to avoid using essential oils, if you are experiencing morning sickness or sleep issues, the oils in these blends (Digest and Sleep) are gentle enough to not be of concern. I would use the blends only as needed throughout your pregnancy, and if you can get the same effect from inhaling them vs. rolling them on, that would be milder on your system. I started using the oils when I was pregnant, as I wanted a natural way to treat my concerns and my babies. But less is more when it comes to using any additional supplements!


Question: My mom is about to undergo chemotherapy. Any suggestions on a good aromatherapy product to combat or lessen the side effects?

Answer: Digest can help to fortify her digestive track, but in addition, each oil has numerous healing qualities and positive effects. The ginger in this blend will help with any nausea, the orange is uplifting to the spirit, german chamomile has analgesic, anti-spasmodic and anti-inflammatory characteristics, and cardamom is refreshing and antiseptic. This blend can also be used to help stimulate the appetite. I suggest rolling it directly on to the stomach in addition to the pulse points. You might also want to consider Uplift to help buoy her spirits, as well as your own, or Sleep to help rest soundly and peacefully.


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2 Responses

  1. Bambi says:

    Is there anything that you can recommend for motion sickness? Boating is a passion but the seas often get the best of me…

    • Danni Deanto says:

      Our Digest blend is great for motion sickness. The cardamom, German chamomile and sweet orange in this blend help ease the stomach, while ginger works to diminish nausea.

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