Pregnancy and Essential Oils (By Trimester)

Pregnancy is undeniably one of the most remarkable times of our lives. I don't know if it's just me, but I feel like I'm being inducted in to this exclusive club of intuitive, brave, and badass women, who truly GET ME!

Although my daily excitement level is on 100, it hasn't made me immune to some of those not-so-pleasant side effects. I will say, however, that I feel like they have been completely manageable with a little help from my (essential oil) friends!

In hopes of assisting in a pleasant pregnancy journey, I wanted to share everything I've found to be helpful for me. I realize each one of our experiences, as well as preferences, will undoubtably be different, however we have a beautiful opportunity to learn from one another here! I hope these solutions work well for you, too, but if they don't, know that there are a handful of other essential oil options that might work even better!

The trick is to remain open and curious about what YOUR body is asking of you and then tending to those requests accordingly.

Below you will learn about my go-to oils, broken down trimester by trimester. These were all in heavy rotation and helped soothe some of those common pregnancy symptoms, which allowed me to truly enjoy the experience!!

First Trimester

Common symptoms: Nausea, fatigue, heartburn, food cravings/aversions, constipation

  • Ginger Lozenges: Helps reduce occasional feelings of nausea and are an instant solution as soon as it kicks in!

  • Lemon: Internal use naturally cleanses the body and aids in digestion, so I like to add a couple drops to my water each morning.

  • Digestzen: Helps ease occasional stomach discomfort and indigestion. When I felt the discomfort coming on, I'd dilute a couple drops with a carrier oil and rub over my belly.

  • OnGuard: Supports healthy immune and respiratory function, so it's constantly being diffused in our home since immune function decreases during pregnancy.

Second Trimester

Common symptoms: dry skin, muscle aches/cramps, anxiety

  • Adaptiv: My favorite solution for stress and tension, especially when you need to adapt to new situations or circumstances. Hello pregnancy! This helped ease all those new Mama fears and anxious feelings.

  • Immortelle: Promotes smoother, more radiant skin and was a life saver when it came to dry patches due to fluctuating hormone levels.

  • Hydrating Body Mist: This blend of Sunflower, Avocado, Passion Fruit, Bergamot, and Frankincense helps soften and hydrate skin. I used this daily on my growing belly!

Third Trimester

Common Symptoms: backaches, sleeplessness, heartburn

  • Deep Blue: Provides a comforting sensation of both cooling and warmth to problem areas, like the low back and legs. Daily massages with this stuff kept me movin' and groovin'!

  • Serenity: Creates a calming and soothing environment at bedtime. I used this in my pre-sleep routine by adding it to my diffuser as well as my lotion for a relaxing foot massage.

  • Magnolia Touch: A great tool for emotional prep and the journey in to motherhood for me! It's the oil of the divine matriarch. The feminine, spiritual force that lives in us all!

Additional Pregnancy Support:

  • OnGuard Softgels: is a great internal solution to strengthen and maintain healthy immune function against environmental threats.

  • vEO Mega: Includes ALA, DHA, and GLA, from plant sources to help maintain a healthy balance of omega fatty acids. It also contains natural sources of Vitamin D & E in addition to a proprietary blend of doTERRA CPTG Certified Pure Tested Grade™ essential oils of Clove, Frankincense, Thyme, Cumin, Wild Orange, Peppermint, Ginger, Caraway, and German Chamomile.

If you want to see the complete custom order, including EVERYTHING listed from first trimester to third, you can purchase that here!

If there is anything you DON'T want, simply remove it from the order and save it for next time! Just be sure to keep the Simple Solutions Enrollment Kit, because that waives the $35 membership fee! If you're already a member, you don't have to worry about it!


Although this kit doesn't contain EVERYTHING I listed above, it's a great start and contains many of the oils I mentioned! You'll also get my favorite doTERRA diffuser!

Here's what you'll get:

  • Peppermint

  • Lemon

  • Deep Blue® 

  • Lavender

  • Adaptiv®

  • Copaiba

  • doTERRA Balance®

  • doTERRA Breathe®

  • DigestZen®

  • On Guard®

  • The Petal® Diffuser

Don't forget that I am basically your essential oil bestie, which means I am here for you whenever you need me! If you want something a bit more specific to your needs, please reach out so we can work on it together!

*Please keep in mind that this was MY preferred protocol. I am not a Doctor. Always consult with your Doctor or Midwives before integrating essential oils in to your practice while pregnant.