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What aromatherapy essential oils should you avoid during pregnancy?

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If you're pregnant, avoid these aromatherapy essential oils:

If you have a question about the safety of an alternative therapy, always ask your health care provider before using it.

  • Calamus
  • Mugwort
  • Pennyroyal
  • Sage
  • Wintergreen
  • Basil
  • Hyssop
  • Myrrh
  • Marjoram
  • Thyme

SOURCES: The Cochrane Library. The Family Planning Notebook. The Mayo Clinic.


Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on August 12, 2017

SOURCES: The Cochrane Library. The Family Planning Notebook. The Mayo Clinic.


Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on August 12, 2017

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