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Cher asked:
Is Lavendar Oil safe during pregnancy? Used to use it for relaxation. With the haze last week, have the urge to use it with the air purifier, but not sure whether it is safe.



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Arora Valley answered:
It's safe to use some essential oils like lavender oil while you're pregnant, as long as you're healthy and you're careful with them. Essential oils are highly concentrated substances extracted from plants. They are powerful, so it's important to use them sparingly. It is only when applied directly to your skin that some warnings apply since there are not much studies done on them. The oils contain chemicals which can enter the mother’s bloodstream and are able to pass across the placenta into the developing fetus. Essential oils can be diluted with a base or carrier oil for massage, or put in a vaporiser for you to breathe them in. You can add 2-3 drops of the oil to a vaporiser/air purifier, but don't leave it on for longer than 10 or 15 minutes in each hour as the smell can be overpowering and make you feel nauseous. During this hazy weather, we suggest speaking to a qualified professional or your doctor before applying essential oils directly (and undiluted) onto your skin or using in an air purifier. We would advise you to drink lots of water and keep your fitness level up as there are still plenty of indoor activities available, such as Pilates or yoga.


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Mixueer answered:
Yep it shd be fine. Just dont put it till over-powering. A mild one is OK.


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Delphi answered:
Yes it is safe as its the mildest oil among all the EO


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Taurusee answered:
think it should be fine so long its in moderation & not excessively used. but if you have existing conditions, eg: sensitive nose or allergy etc, its better to seek doctor advise first. or if you are currently more sensitive/ or easily triggered certain smell due to pregnancy, also advisable to check the proper usage instructions of the lavendar oil & check with your doctor.

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