Get the most out of your oils, safely.
#1 tip to remember:
Less is always more when your pregnant.
1st Trimester + Essential Oils
We do not recommend regular or daily use during the first trimester because your body is changing so much at this time. It could be best to avoid essential oils during the first trimester unless absolutely necessary.
However, if nausea is something you are struggling with, we recommend adding a drop of spearmint or peppermint oil to a tissue or a personal inhaler and carrying it with you.
2nd & 3rd Trimester + Essential Oils:
There are a few main ways to use essential oils: diffusing, topical application, inhalation will all effect you differently. Use trial and error to get the best results.
Ways to Use Your Essential Oils:
There are several different ways to use essential oils, lets take a minute to learn about the differences so you can make an educated decision as to which is best for you.
Oils to Avoid While Pregnant:
Some oils can impact your growing baby because they can have the potential to cross the placental barrier. These are the oils to avoid while pregnant:
There are many essential oils that are safe to use during pregnancy, but how do you know which ones? Plant Therapy line is fantastic because they have clearly labeled bottles that make it much easier to determine if you should use them at this time. In general, many of the Kid Safe oils are a safe bet with the exception of Blue Cypress and Clary Sage.
Some top examples of Essential Oils to use for specific pregnancy related ailments include:
Labor + Essential Oils:
Labor can be a long, intensive time. Essential oils can play a part in keeping you calm while you work hard to bring the baby into this world. When using essential oils during labor, personal inhalers are best. If the scent is overwhelming it can be easily caped and removed.
Ways to use Essential Oils during labor:
Diffusing Around Babys and Children Under 2:
Only use when needed
When diffusing around babies only run the diffuser 30 minutes at a time or when the baby is in a separate room.
Only use kid safe oils. We love Plant Therapy for this reason! All of their oils are CLEARLY marked kid safe so there is no guessing or researching at 2am.
If applying topically, use correct dilution for your baby.
Remember, the baby can also reap the benefits of essentials oils that you are wearing. We suggest adding a drop of lavender or chamomile to a pair of diffuser earrings to calm the baby.
Breast Feeding and Essential Oils
It's just like everything else you use or eat while nursing: it can transfer to your milk supply. You can safely use essential oils while nursing: only use as needed, only use kid safe oils, keeping your dilution rate low.
Never apply essential oils to your breast when nursing. We never want the babies to ingest essential oils.
If you're little one has health issues or is premature please seek an aromatherapist. Reach out to our team and we can get you in touch with an Aromatherapist to answer questions specific to your needs.
Essential Oil Safe Chart
Transport Across The Placenta
Pregnancy Guidelines - Guidelines for Aromatherapists
Plant Therapy Aromatherapists Emilee Hughes & Retha Nesmith
Did you know 1/2 trillion disposable cups are manufactured
annually around the world?
That's over 70 for every person on the planet!
Less than 10% of them are recyclable
due to the majority of cups being lined with plastic in order to hold liquid!
That means over 90% are going into landfills or being incinerated, both of which have negative impacts for our environment.
Feel like you've been bamboozled?
Join us as we make a pledge to carry around our reusable cups.
Most of us have a few laying around in our kitchen anyway.
Did you know that all local coffee shops are more than willing to fill your reusable cup when you place your order. A few perks even come with it! Some coffee shops offer a discount when you bring your own mug and your coffee will most-likely stay hot for a longer period of time than it would in a paper cup.
When we began our journey at Washington Green Spa we first offered Boxed Water to every client after their session. While we had believed this was better than bottled water, we found it was actually not recyclable due to the lining of the boxes to hold liquid. We then switched to our eco-friendly to-go cups and offered water or hot tea. While the cups we offer are biodegradable & compostable, we are still looking for ways to lessen our carbon foot print even more.
We have phased out all to-go cups as of January 2020.
We still feel that hydration is extremely important and want to make sure you get what you need. We invite you to bring your own re-usable cup for us to fill for you or have a seat in our waiting area and enjoy a cup of tea or water before from our glass cups you leave.
Cheers to reusable cups!
Searching for the special gift? Look no further! We may have just what you're looking for.
We've listed our top gifts for the season based on a poll from our clients. Check them out and let us know if you agree with their picks!
#1 & 2 Gift: Gift Cards or Series Packages
Tied for 1st place was the classic Gift Card and the Series Packages.
They always say, an experience is one of the best gifts you can give. Both of these options cover that!
You can never go wrong with a spa gift card. Available in any amount and good toward any service or product of their choice. There will be no complaints when they open this!
Series Packages are the gift that keeps giving. Similar to a gift card, but these are used for services only.
Here's how they work and why everyone loves them:
You purchase a series of either 6 or 12 sessions. The recipient receives a certificate allowing them to book many services under this package. They could pick to receive 12 massage sessions throughout the year or switch it up and get a massage one time, a facial the next, try a craniosacral session, followed by a reflexology session the next time...with many combinations to pick, it's easy to see why this is a crowd pleaser.
It's a great way to encourage self care and it's a gift that will remind them of you all year long!
#3 Farmhouse Fresh Baskets
Pampering ourselves at home is sometimes the only time we can sneak a little self-care into our routines. Farmhouse Fresh makes it easy to gift a beautiful, ready-made, self-care basket! Pictured here is the Lavender Harvest Basket ($30) and includes a Buttermilk Lavender Steeped Milk Lotion, Lavender Honey Whole Milk Soap & a Fluffy Bunny Bath Fizzer all in a sweet gift basket.
A few other popular Farmhouse Fresh options include:
Pedi Delight Instant Pedi Sampler $19
Blackberry Lip Gift Basket $30
Sugar Sugar Gift Set $36
Bonus: With each Farmhouse Fresh purchase, a portion of the proceeds go to help rescue and care for animals. "Life is short- Save something furry!"
#4 Essential Oils + Accessories
With so many benefits to using essential oils, it's hard not to love all of the combinations you could gift. We know it can be overwhelming picking the perfect essential oil themed gift, especially if you, youself aren't into essential oils. Where to begin? We are here to help with that! (That's what this guide is for, after all!)
What we love so much about Plant Therapy Essential Oils would be their selection, price and the fact that they have a whole 'kidsafe' line. No more guessing if the oil you have should be used on your kids.
Steps to picking the perfect gift for the essential oil lover in your life:
Step 1: Pick an essential oil (more on the best option below)
Step 2: Pick an essential oil accessory (How will they enjoy this oil? Diffuser jewelry, clay diffuser, regular diffuser?)
Top Selling Essential Oils:
1. Lavender $11.95
2. Tranquil $9.95
3. Relax $9.95
4. Happy Place $19.95
5. Energy $9.95
6. Grapefruit $11.95
Essential Oil Accessories:
1. Diffuser Jewelry: a selection of jewelry (some from local artists) with either leather or a lava bead to apply the essential oil and enjoy throughout the day. $12-$28
2. Clay Diffuser: perfect for placement at a desk or nightstand. Apply 2-3 drops. Handmade by a local artist. $5
3. Diffuser: used for larger areas, fill with water, add 6-10 drops of essential oil and everyone around can enjoy $25-$75
4. Car Diffuser: place 2 drops on the leather pad and clip to your air vent. Perfect for those with long commutes. $30
#5 Mother Earth Pillows
The perfect way to end the day! Heat these Shoulder Trigger Point Pillows in the microwave to sooth tired, achy muscles and feel the tension melt away. They can also be chilled to cool down on hot summer days, reduce inflammation or aid in hot flashes. Therapeutically designed to relieve pain and tension in the neck and shoulders.
Many herbal blends and sizes available. The Shoulder Trigger Point Pillow pictured is $55
Washington Green Spa & Wellness
1713 Madison Ave. Suite 110
Washington, MO 63090