more about our different essential oils

Braïdo Organics Essential Oils are 100% organic, sustainably and ethically sourced. Handcrafted in small batches in the New Forest.

We’ve developed these oils to support healthy pregnancy and undisturbed birth. This includes the pregnant woman, her partner, the baby, and the birthworkers that assist them. Our intention is to contribute to an empowering and positive pregnancy and birth experience for every woman, with the help of nature.

Braïdo Organics essential oils are precious and rare. Intention is an integral part of the production process, and local plants and spring water are used wherever possible. This creates powerful oils with a very high spiritual vibration. There are six blends for the key stages of pregnancy and birth.

We don’t recommend using essential oils on your skin during the first trimester.

MOTHER BLESSING

The Mother Blessing blend is a precious anointing oil developed specifically to honour the Mother. Can be used from 37 weeks.

In our culture, the focus is almost entirely on the baby during pregnancy and birth – we have baby showers, gender reveal parties and everyone fusses over the baby once it’s born. We’re trying to redirect some of that focus towards the incredible work done by the Mother, physiologically, emotionally and spiritually. She is growing a new human being from seed in her own body!

To support this, we created a blend of organic linden blossom, rose, lavender and geranium. These plants are associated with mothering, nurturing and unconditional love, and help you connect with the archetypal feminine energy. The organic ingredients and the intention of healthy, undisturbed birth that is an integral part of the production process make this a very potent oil with a high spiritual vibration.

Directions: Anoint the third eye, throat, heart and womb. Take a few drops in your hands and inhale deeply three times. During labour, roll onto pulse points or apply to hands or a damp cloth and inhale.

Possible uses:

  • As an anointing oil in a Mother Blessing ceremony for the expectant mother. Helps her connect with the Mother Goddess and all women who have given birth before.
  • Rolling onto the mother’s thighs as the baby crowns so the first thing the baby smells is unconditional love and not hospital aromas
  • Rolling onto a cloth for the mother to inhale during birth to draw in he support from the foremothers, goddesses and the plants themselves
  • Rolling onto the mothers clothes and cloths kept near the baby after birth to help the baby feel secure and connected with the mother even when not in her arms
  • Calling in the baby’s soul – particularly good if you want to become pregnant
  • Mothering the Mother: as a gift to friends and colleagues in need of energetic support
  • Sisterhood circles
  •  Mother’s Day gift to your own Mother who birthed you
  • Self-love rituals for connecting with your higher self and calling in the support of the Divine Mother

Geranium is connected with the archetypal mother energy and is traditionally used by midwives for its antiseptic qualities. It has a nurturing quality that helps harmonise the female reproductive cycle and supports you during big transitions.

Lavender is soothing and calming and has a strong association with the divine feminine. Represents compassion and loving kindness.

Rose is closely associated with the Virgin Mary, Venus and Aphrodite. It helps you connect with a higher love, unconditional and radiant, something that many people experience for the first time when they have a child.

Linden blossom comes from the archetypal mother tree in many cultures. A feminine, welcoming oil associated with Freya and Green Tara. Great for meditating and connecting with Goddess energy.

The base oils are sunflower oil, unscented coconut and Vitamin E.

REVIVE

The Revive blend is a refreshing rescue roller blend developed to give you a revitalising boost when your energies start to flag. Can be used from your due date.

Birth can be physically and emotionally tiring and sometimes goes on for a long time. You’re going to need the stamina to last the duration, especially if you want to avoid potentially harmful interventions such as induction with synthetic oxytocin.

To support this, we created a blend of grapefruit, peppermint, clary sage, eucalyptus and spearmint that sharpens your focus and helps you freshen up. The scent gives you an energetic boost and helps you feel rested and alert. Like showering under a fresh waterfall in the woods! Revive was as much created for the birthing mama as for the midwife, doula and partner that support her.

Directions: Take a few drops in your hands and inhale deeply three times. During labour, roll onto pulse points or apply to hands or a damp cloth and inhale.

Possible uses:

  • Allow the birthing mother to inhale the scent to help her perk up if labour gets tiring. The clary sage can also kick-start contractions if they’ve come to a halt
  • For midwives and doulas to freshen up and receive an energetic boost when supporting labour
  • Helps the partner last the duration!
  • Gives you an uplifting boost and sharpens your focus whenever you need it

Grapefruit is a positive oil that wakes you up and cleanses your system. Makes you feel clean and fresh.

Peppermint supports your digestion and is uplifting, cleansing and cooling. Helps you make breakthroughs, to reach beyond your limitations.

Clary sage helps you see clearly, beyond what you thought was possible. Deepens your insight and  helps you let go of distractions. Activates your creative and visionary ability. Sharpens your focus.

Eucalyptus helps you breathe more deeply, often when we feel tired we’ve just stopped breathing deeply enough. Helps oxygenate the blood more effectively. Gives you strength and endurance.

Spearmint is similar to peppermint. Helps you focus, is uplifting and clears the fog.

The base oils are sunflower oil, unscented coconut and Vitamin E.

PROTECTING THE SPACE 

Protecting the Space is a room spray developed to clear negative energies and protect the birthing woman. Can be used at any time during pregnancy.

Feeling safe and calm is key to keeping the oxytocin flowing, which is what allows birth to progress. The birthing woman needs to feel safe to enter the vulnerable state where she can open up her body to let the baby come through. In this state, negative, fearful or disruptive energies can throw her off balance and disrupt labour. We want to offer a tool that protects the space around the woman doing the work, so that she can focus on birthing the baby.

To support this, we’ve developed a blend of organic cypress, tea tree, cedarwood, fir and copaiba. These five pillars create a space of stability, deep grounding and protection. The energetic presence of their vast roots, trunks and canopies help shelter you from stress, negativity and fear wherever you are.

Directions: Spray around the room, especially around doorways.

Possible uses:

  • To cleanse and protect the space before a Mother Blessing
  • To claim a hospital room as your sacred space
  • Shield your home from negative energies and ground you
  •  Prepare your workspace for a safe and productive day, whether you work in a yoga studio or at an office desk
  • Draw in strength, protection, courage and endurance in any situation

Cypress is a tall coniferous tree that is often planted in churchyards because it supports the transition from one stage to another. Being born as a parent is one of the biggest transformations you go through in life, and cypress stands as the guardian of the portal between life and death, which is where you have to journey to get your baby.

Cedar is a strong tree that conveys courage, strength and endurance. Ships’ masts are made from cedarwood because it is so strong and steady, and it also takes a long time to break down.

Fir is associated with Christmas, when we still honour the wisdom of the great trees by bringing it into our home for the birth of the Christ child. This is an ancient tradition that honours and protects all birthing women.  Helps deepen our connection with nature.

Tea Tree has antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties. It offers protection based on the deep wisdom held by the indigenous peoples of Australia. Tea Tree is good for offering protection from anything unexpected that might happen during birth.

Copaiba is a sacred tree that grows in South America. It’s been seen as sacred for thousand of years and stands for deep connection, strength and protection.

This energy spray is made with pure spring water from the New Forest.

GRANDMA’S GARDEN

This is a precious body oil developed to keep the mother’s skin soft and supple during pregnancy, and to provide an oasis of tranquility during labour. Can be used from the second trimester.

We invite you to lay down and rest in Grandma’s Garden if you hit a plateau during labour – the plant essences help you let go of all effort and relax into a safe embrace. The breather these oils provide is often enough to kick-start a labour that’s stalled. The very fine oils in this blend nourish and protect your skin as it stretches around your growing baby.

To support this, we’ve developed a blend of organic neroli, mandarin, roman chamomile and lavender, with exquisite rosehip and camellia as base oils. Let the flowers that grow in your grandmas garden help you melt into the peace, tranquility and relaxation of being in a space where you know that you’ll be cared for.

Directions: Massage onto the hips, belly and thighs during pregnancy for smooth skin. Massage onto the body during birth, or place a few drops on a damp cloth to inhale.

Possible uses:

  • Use as a body oil during pregnancy to prevent stretch marks (works while they’re still pink)
  • Invite your partner or children to massage the belly while talking to the baby to enhance bonding before birth. The plants used in the blend support communication.
  • Massage onto the body or inhale from a cloth if you need a rest during birth
  • Use for rest and regeneration, helps activate the parasympathetic nervous system after exhaustion
  • Use as body oil for smooth, fragrant skin at any time. Relieves itchy and dry skin.

Neroli is a lovely, gentle oil that is often used to support birth. Neroli is another name for orange blossom, and is a sunny and warm oil that smells of the Mediterranean. An oil of calm and peace.

Lavender is an oil of compassion and healing.

Mandarin supports communication. Mandarin is a citrus oil but less sharp than the others, and is one of few essential oils that can be used throughout pregnancy and on newborns. Helps you build bridges and communicate with your baby.

Chamomile is anti-inflammatory, calming and is good for swollen legs.

The base oils are organic sunflower, camellia and rosehip oil.

Rosehip oil contains vitamins and fatty acids that prevent scars forming.

Camellia oil stimulates collagen production which helps prevent stretchmarks.

INTO THE DEEP

This is a body oil that helps you surrender to the intensity of birth and avoid unnecessary interventions. Can be used from onset of labour.

Being able to sink into the power of contractions is key to having an undisturbed birth. It’s important that you can find your way deep down into an internal space where you can rest submerged as the waves of labour pass through you. This is a place where you can become at one with whatever arises, and transcend the need to classify your sensations or experiences as “good” or ”bad”.

To support this, we’ve developed a blend of organic frankincense, geranium, palmarosa, sandalwood and eucalyptus that help you keep your focus during the more intense phases of birth. The blend helps you work with the contractions and gives you the resolve you need to let your body do its work.

Directions: Massage onto the body during birth, or place a few drops on a damp cloth to inhale.

Possible uses:

  • Use as a massage oil or inhale from a cloth during birth to descend into the unknown depths and surrender to the contractions that will bring you your baby
  • Use as body oil for smooth, fragrant skin when not pregnant.
  • Helps you embrace the more challenging experiences of life, to accept darkness as an essential part of rebirth and serves as a guide in the journey into the underworld

Eucalyptus opens up your lungs so that you can breathe more deeply and helps you focus on your breath.

Frankincense is a resin incense often used in the Catholic church and elsewhere to support contact with something higher – communion with the divine. Helps you connect with your higher self and your unborn child.

Palmarosa is a flexible, flowing grass that offers you tolerance and adaptability. When the contractions become stronger we can become fearful and start to tense up – palmarosa helps us to go with the flow.

Geranium is the essence of motherhood, gifts you harmony and help us to feel nurtured and safe.

Sandalwood is good for meditative states, opens up the doors of perception and gives us courage and strength.

The base oils are sunflower, apricot and Vitamin E.

OPEN UP

This is a body oil that helps you embrace your sensual and wild self. Can be used from onset of labour.

In order for your baby to transition into the world you need to open up your body in ways you’ve never done before. To do this requires a deep abandonment of your inhibitions and to embrace the sexuality and sensuality of birth. What got the baby in is what gets it out!

To support this, we’ve developed a blend of organic jasmine, clary sage, ylang ylang, mandarin and sandalwood that will help all your senses to really open up. The oil creates intimacy between you and your partner and lets you surrender to your animal instinct. The heady scent connects you with your inner wild woman and gives you an oxytocin rush.

This oil is particularly good if you’re overdue and want to get things going.

Directions: Massage onto the body during birth, or place a few drops on a damp cloth to inhale.

Possible uses:

  • For massage or inhaling during birth to let go of inhibitions and really open up all passages during birth
  • Helps you accept that your baby is going to come out now
  • Helps you shift from the head and down into your womb space, which where birth happens
  • As a body oil for smooth, exquisitely fragrant skin when not pregnant.
  • Works as an aphrodisiac and helps you to get into the mood with your partner

Clary sage can help start contractions. Supports the creative side of birth, to really open up to what is about to happen.

Jasmine strengthens the womb and can stimulate contractions. It’s an aphrodisiac, and is rare in its association with both the male and female aspect of the divine. It’s about union, merging into one. Helps the couple to really connect, experience love and be truly present.

Ylang ylang is an aphrodisiac, a sexy scent that invites sexuality into the birth room. It’s about love, loving your body and physical attraction. You might feel like a telly tubby but this oil will get you into your sensual groove!

Mandarin is calming, supports communication and tells the baby: “I’m ready to give birth”.

Sandalwood opens the doors of perception and also the doors lower down! As above, so below. Honours the sacred in what’s happening. This is a masculine and sexual scent – great for both partners.

The base oils are sunflower, apricot and Vitamin E.

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