Mix three drops of Lavender in one tablespoon of Rosa Rubiginosa. Gently massage area that is going to stretch, twice daily. Carrot Seed, Mandarin, and Neroli can be used in place of Lavender.
The use of essential oils during pregnancy is a controversial issue in the aromatherapy field. According to most aromatherapy references, there are essential oils to be avoided during pregnancy. However, this list is inconsistent from one source to another. It is recommended that anyone who is pregnant and intends to use essential oils, consult with their physician and conduct their own research using a variety of sources to determine personal guidelines for use. A general guideline is to avoid using all essential oils in the first trimester of pregnancy, and thereafter use only essential oils that are safe to use on the skin, in the recommended dilution. (Note: If you wear perfume, chew peppermint gum, use scented soaps, eat mint candy, consume candied ginger, or eat curry, you are exposed to essential oils.)