Balanced Essentials Aromatherapy and Essential Oils

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Aromatherapy can be used very safely and beneficially to maintain the general health of the expectant mother, and to help minimise the various discomforts of pregnancy, such as nausea, backache, swollen legs and ankles.


“There is no certainty and little evidence that essential oils will induce abortion, and certainly not at the low levels used in aromatherapy treatments.  Many of the oils implicated are commonly permitted food additives, so the fact that small amounts used in aromatherapy are hazardous is questionable.”

The Aromatherapy Practitioner Reference Manual by Sylla Sheppard-Hanger


“Guba (2000) believes much of the concern about toxicity of essential oils is based on myth, and he gives a very strong argument to support this case.  Scare tactics are counterproductive.  Essential oils have been in the public domain for hundreds of years, and the number of toxicity problems is so few common sense indicates that, when used sensibly, essential oils must be safe.  Perhaps what is needed is a large dose of common sense.  Everything, even water, can be toxic if taken in too large a quantity.” 

“The English approach to aromatherapy focuses on using diluted essential oils (up to 5%) applied to the skin in a massage.  There are no reports of toxic effects from using essential oils in this way.  There is more chance of toxicity from the oral route, although there have been virtually no cases recorded.  A potential toxicity hazard could occur when untrained people use essential oils orally and ingest too much”.

Clinical Aromatherapy – Essential Oils in Practice by Jane Buckle


Allopathic medicine should be chosen for what it does best:
Trauma management, diagnosis and treatment of surgical emergencies, prevention of some infectious diseases by immunization, replacement of hips, knees, and other damaged body parts, reconstructive surgery, diagnosis of hormonal deficiencies.

Alternatives should be chosen where allopathic medicine fails:
Treatment of viral infections, cures for most chronic degenerative diseases, effective management of many kinds of mental illness, most forms of allergy or autoimmune diseases, management of psychosomatic illnesses, cures for most forms of cancer.

Aromatherapy works best for:
Infections and acute conditions especially susceptible to quick intervention, improving immune response.

Aromatherapy works well for:
Nervous system imbalances.

Aromatherapy works fairly well for:
Autoimmune diseases.  (These conditions are often the result of many years of assault on the body that led to seriously impaired or permanently destroyed body functions).
Medical Aromatherapy – Healing with Essential Oils by Kurt Schnaubelt

Essential oils can be used diluted for children if you are using a large amount or for a full body massage.  However if you are using a small amount for toothache, tummy ache etc. you can safely use the massage oil blends straight from the bottle.


For full body massage:

Babies: (0-12 months) dilute massage blends by using 2 drops and adding 5mls of carrier oil
Infants: (1-5 years) dilute massage blends by using 1mL and adding 10 mls carrier oil
Children: (6 to 12 years) use half massage blend and add half carrier oil.
Pregnancy: dilute oil blends by 50% if using for an all over body massage.

Customer Feedback

“Hi Cheryl, we have talked a couple of years ago when I enquired whether it's safe to use BE Lite during pregnancy. Of course it is! I have a healthy beautiful toddler. I have been using BE for over 10yrs now and cannot start my day without it! Always receive comments on the gorgeous scent.” Rochel De Marchi

“Hi Cheryl, You took some time out from your busy schedule to return my call some time ago regarding the use of oils during pregnancy. I would like to say THANK YOU. I have been using BE Lite twice a day to help with stretch marks and fluid retention and BE Relieved has helped my lower back pain, which was a real problem with my first pregnancy. I have already packed my extra stock of BE Relieved and BE Calm for the hospital! Thank you so much for your products, they have helped so much and I don’t think I could live without them!” Tina Mazza

“Hi Cheryl, Just though I would drop you a line to let you know how wonderful your product were whilst using them during my pregnancy, well before, during and after. I used BE Lite all over my belly hips and thighs each morning.  I also used BE Lite on my feet and legs during the day in summer when swelling was becoming a problem.  Wow, what a difference it made.  Kept the stretch marks away from my belly, and helped control the fluid retention in my feet and legs, it really worked. I also used BE Sport on my ribs and hips when they become achy during the day, and BE Relieved on my belly, back and hips at night to treat the stretching aches and pains, and help me to sleep at night.  I did not have to take any paracetamol or any other medication as a result of using BE, both of pregnancies were identical, but using BE products on my second, made is so much more bearable during the later stages that I want to have another. Keep up the great work. Thanks again.” Rachael

“Hi, my name is Dianne I am 40 years old and have 4 children, 16, 14, 12 and 1 year old.  My fourth child was a complete surprise as we were not planning to have any more children.  The doctors, and I were concerned as I was 38 years old when I fell pregnant and they said, because of my age there was a chance that I may have complications in my pregnancy.  I decided to eat very healthy and use only natural products on my body.  First I started with the BE Lite oil, body wash and lotion.  I rubbed on my growing tummy, arms, thighs and buttocks religiously every morning and night; I used body wash in shower and lotion after.  My husband rubbed my back with BE Relieved most nights or when I was in pain and I used BE Lite on my ankles when they swelled.  Also I made sure I packed a bottle of BE Relieved in my bag for the labour. Firstly, I had a completely normal pregnancy with no complications at all.  I only gained 8kgs through-out the pregnancy and got no stretchmarks what so ever.  When I was in labour, BE Relieved was there to help me cope with the pain.  I found the BE Relieved on the lower back took the edge off the pain.  I had no other pain relief. My beautiful 4.2kg baby girl was born naturally after a 3 hour, straight forward labour, with no stitches.  The most amazing thing was, the way my skin looked after she was born.  It was not stretched or flabby at all. It didn’t even look like I’d just given birth.  I had NO cellulite on my thighs, arms or bottom (which I did before I was pregnant), in-fact I hadn’t seen my skin look and feel so good ever!! Thanks again!!!” Dianne Yazbeck

Balanced Essentials

Balanced Essentials is an Australian-owned aromatherapy company devoted to health and wellbeing, using the highest quality therapeutic essential oils in its extensive range of natural products for the face and body.


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