by Suzie McDarra, LMT
As much as Peppermint essential oil provides mental clarity, Frankincense too is particularly good for memory and focus, making the combination great in combating the forgetfulness of “pregnancy brain”. This is because Frankincense has powerful anti-inflammatory compounds for the brain. Diffuse Frankincense with a drop or two of one or more essential oils of Peppermint Lemon, Ginger or Spearmint to boost your memory. Emotionally, Frankincense enhances a meditative space by calming the nervous system. Diffusing it in the birth space brings the ability to “be here now”. Educator, Stephanie McBride says it's the ability to help you “stay present” during birth, makes it outstanding for pre-labour anxiousness, the transition phase of labour, and mother-infant bonding.
Stephanie McBride is a published writer and certified clinical herbalist who has worked with herbal medicine for over 20 years. She has been in practice as a functional nutritionist and essential oil educator for Daily Nectar since 2009.