The female body undergoes dramatic changes during the third trimester. The fluctuating hormone levels and all the extra weight on the limbs can lead to edema and fatigue. For edema Geranium oil is an effective essential oil that minimizes bloating and water retention. Usage: Mix 2 drops of Geranium Essential Oil in 1 teaspoon of the Carrier Oil and massage gently with long strokes over the calves and feet without applying too much pressure on the ankles or heels. Fatigue can occur at any stage of pregnancy, especially if you already have children or are working. The essential oils like Peppermint, Rosemary and Spearmint are essential oils and can be safely used after the third trimester. Mix 10 drops of these oils with 2 oz of distilled water to create a refreshing mist. Spearmint: Has restorative properties that strengthen the memory and stimulates the mind. Peppermint: Stimulates the nerves and brain, improves concentration and helps in focusing. Cardamom: Fortifying tonic for the brain and nervous system by dizzbonn Related Articles Essential Oils for Pregnancy Use of Aromatherapy and Essential Oils During Labor Aromatherapy for Pregnancy Part 1 Aromatherapy a Natural Choice for Women – Webinar Recording Providing a Calming Atmosphere for Your Children
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Born and raised in the Ecuadorian capital, Quito, Cristina's memories are always related to the scents of her homeland. A professional Aromatherapist since 1994, Cristina received her Complementary Health Education Diploma in Aromatherapy in 1997 from the Kevala Center in the U.K., and advanced her studies in 1998 when she took the International Training Program in Essential Oils at Purdue University in Indiana. Cristina has more than 14 years of experience formulating aromatherapy products for the spa, fitness and hospitality industry and speaking with North and South American audiences on television and radio as well as in seminars and workshops. She is eager to share her successful experience and the therapeutic values of her homeland's pure healing ingredients.