Magnesium Bath Soak Benefits

  • May assist with soothing sore muscles and cramps.
  • May bring some relief to back pain caused by pregnancy.
  • Can support stretching skin.
  • Is known to speed up the healing of cuts.
  • Has been shown to be a natural stress reducer and to promote sleep.
  • Known for it’s ability to relieve pain and inflammation in tired joints.
  • Soothes sore muscles after working out.
  • Relieves soreness from diarrhea, usually caused by antibiotics.
  • Can relieve tired, swollen feet if used as a foot soak.
  • Improves circulation.
  • Improves skin hydration.

Bath Soak & Essential Oils

Essential oils perfect for pregnancy and baby:

Lavender

This essential oil is perfect to mix with YML Magnesium Bath Soak or Mommy Mist since it helps to soothe and calm baby. Lavender essential oil is also especially useful to relieve symptoms of colic and anxiety. During pregnancy, it is perfect for moms who struggle to fall asleep and to relax. Mom and baby both benefit from being calm and relaxed, that is why a lavender oil bath is perfect for just that! (Did you know that stress reduces milk production? That is why it is so important to keep cortisol levels at a low).

Chamomile

Chamomile oil has natural soothing effects and used for curing insomnia in babies and adults. Used together with lavender, it helps relieve the symptoms with Colic babies. Chamomile has also been shown to uplift the mood of a fussy baby. When pregnant, chamomile oil is perfect for muscle relaxation, mood boosting and together with YML Magnesium Bath Soak or Mommy Mist, the perfect anti-bloat combination.

Frankincense

Frankincense boosts the baby’s immunity. Frankincense has been showed to reduce “mommy brain” and boost the memory! Additionally, Frankincense has been shown to combat “baby blues” that many new mommies experience. Frankincense oil can also be applied directly onto sore muscles for relief or mixed with YML Moomy Mist. One of the reasons why Frankincense is called The King of Oils is because of its many benefits- specifically the anti-ageing benefit. Frankincense oil is known to improve the appearance of blemishes, scarring and creating a youthful appearance. It is great for relieving an itchy scalp and can even be utilized to reduce fine lines.

 

Essential Oils for Breastfeeding:

Fennel Oil

Clary Sage

Lavender

Jasmine

 

Essential oils to avoid during pregnancy & for baby:

It is important to note that not all essential oils are safe to use during pregnancy and for baby. Below is a list of essential oils that might be harmful to ingest during pregnancy or apply topically:

 

  • Aniseed
  • Basil
  • Rue
  • Wormwood
  • Peppermint
  • Wintergreen
  • Pennyroyal
  • Lemon
  • Lemongrass
  • Citronella
  • Cinnamon

 

Reminders:

NEVER use essential oils undiluted.

Avoid ingesting them.

Use drops SPARINGLY. Not more than 4.

Test a patch of skin on your baby first! Preferably on the leg. If irritation occurs within an hour or two, discontinue use.

Not every oil works the same for everyone.

Make SURE that your essential oil is certified pure therapeutic grade (CTPG) and not enhanced with any chemicals except the carrier oil which usually is coconut oil, jojoba oil, sweet almond and olive oil. When in doubt, always Google the brand or ask someone in-store for help.