Oils are not for everyone and that is ok. I use dōterra, it is all natural and most of them are safe to ingest. they are a really great company and they have their own kid line of oils which is great. Now before we go to far, no I am not a crunchy mom. I just like the way they smell and defusers are flameless with atomatic shut off.
I am in my 3rd trimester of pregnancy and getting to this point has been no joke. I am high risk, sick all the time, have a heart condition, and pass out all the time. I have found that when I use oils I feel much better. I dont like taking medication while I am pregnant. For example, peppermint for headaches instead of tynol, ginger for upset tummy instead of zofran, and roman chamomile for sleep instead of unisom.
My favorite pregnancy blend for the defuser during the day is 2 drops lavender to calm my mind, 1 drop peppermint, and 2 drops wild orange. This blend helps me relax and keep calm. It also helps my daughter stay calm which I love.
My daughters favorite defuser recipe for bath time is 2 drops lavender 1 drop roman chamomile and 1 drop vetiver. I have tried many recipes for her but at night this is the one that calms her the most. My daughter and I have had so much fun finding and experimenting with recipes. We alter a few of them the recipes to fit our needs.
We dont just use oils to defuse, we also use them to clean. Putting a little on guard cleaner in my mop bucket when I clean my floors not only makes my house smell good but I think it also helps keeps away unwanted bugs (side note: I hate bugs!!! well any sort of creepy crawly thing). My family also uses their laundry detergent because my husband is in the military and well uniforms get really really gross. My husband is not the only mess maker, my daughter is also a mess maker. She is 5 years old and well lets face it kids get messy.
My family also uses doterra to cook with. One of my falmies favorite recipes is Guacamole. We use 2-3 ripe avocados, 1/2 cup chopped tomato, 1 drop cilantro essential oil, 1 drop wild orange essential oil, and 3-4 drops lime essential oil. It is also a party pleaser.