Pregnancy Lactation Info

Most essential oils are safe for use during pregnancy, however NGO has performed some additional research to ensure your safety.  In doing so we found the following:

*Peppermint is an emmenagogue and can reduce lactation. Besides, it can also cause an allergic reaction if you are allergic to menthol or peppermint. This can turn dangerous if the reaction is severe during pregnancy. Therefore, avoid it during pregnancy and lactation period.

*Clary Sage use is highly cautioned against during the first through third trimesters of pregnancy because it is said to be emmenagogues, which means it can induce menstrual bleeding and possibly induce a miscarriage in the early stages of pregnancy.

*Lavender is considered as one of the safest oils. Despite this, it is not recommended for use in the initial 20 weeks of pregnancy. Even though this oil helps women with menstrual issues, it can pose negative effects on pregnant women. It is considered as an, emmenagogue i.e. it can induce menstrual flow thus increasing the risk of miscarriage.


*Rosemary although considered Possibly Unsafe when used orally in medicinal amounts, because rosemary may have uterine and menstrual flow stimulant effects, we've listed it as best not to use during pregnancy. There is insufficient reliable information available about the safety of the topical use of rosemary during pregnancy.

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