Talking about how aromatherapy helps moms during pregnancy, ayurveda expert Dr N S Subhashini of The Himalaya Drug Company, says that mothers have a heightened sense of smell during pregnancy. Indulging in aromatherapy can help provide physical and psychological benefits by soothing and relaxing their mind and body. She also states that the benefits of aromatherapy can be experienced at home by using aromatherapy-infused products.
“Opting for an aromatherapy-infused soap with natural moisturizers like Virgin Coconut Oil, Mango Butter, and Cocoa Butter can help hydrate and soothe the skin, and the fragrance helps stay calm and relaxed. Moisture rich soaps also prevent post-bath dryness and hydrate the skin. Rose and Jasmine are two variants that moms-to-be can consider, as they are known for their soothing and rejuvenating properties. Rose helps uplift the mood and jasmine helps rejuvenate the mind and body,” states Dr Subhashini. She further advises new and expectant moms to consult with a doctor while using aromatherapy, as it is important to know its effect during the different stages of their pregnancy.