Essential Oils for Maternal Wellness

Course Bibliography 2023 | By Stephanie McBride

Battaglia Salvatore. The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy (2nd Edition). The International Center of Holistic Aromatherapy, 2003.

Buckle, Jane PhD RN. Clinical Aromatherapy: Essential Oils in Healthcare, (3rd Edition). Churchhill Livingstone, 2013.

Buckle, Jane PhD RN. Clinical Aromatherapy: Essential Oils in Practice, (2nd Edition). Churchhill Livingstone, 2003. 

England, Allison. Aromatherapy for Mother and Baby. Healing Arts Press, 1994. 

Enlighten Alternative Healing, LLC. Emotions and Essential Oils. 2014. 

Falsetto, Sharon. Authentic Aromatherapy: Essential Oils and Blends for Health, Beauty, and Home. Skyhorse Publishing, 2014. 

Fischer-Rizzi, Susanne. Complete Aromatherapy Handbook. Sterling Publication Company, 1991. 

Fritz, Stephanie. Essential Oils for Pregnancy, Birth and Babies. Gently Born Publications, 2015. 

Godec, Judy. Essential Oils, Carrier Oils, and Pregnancy: A Guide for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Trimesters. Kindle Edition, 2014. 

Hudson, Tori, N.D. Women’s Encyclopedia or Natural Medicine: Alternative Therapies and Integrative Medicine. Keats Publishing, 1999. 

Keville, Kathi and Green, Mindy. Aromatherapy: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art. Crossing Press, 2012.

Linder Hintze, Rebecca and Lawton, Susan PhD. Living Healthy and Happily Ever After. Living HEA, LCC, 2012. 

McFarland, Debbie D.C., DiplMedAc. Holistic Solutions Using Essential Oils: (Professional Edition). Lulu, 2013. 

Paz, Talya. Natural Treatment for Babies: During Infancy to One Year of Age. Natural Treatments, Book 1. Kindle Edition, 2013. 

Peace Rhind, Jennifer. Essential Oils: A Handbook for Aromatherapy Practice. Singing Dragon, 2012. 

Price, Shirley FIAM and Price, Len FIAM. Aromatherapy for Health Professionals: Fourth Edition. Churchill Livingstone, 2012. 

Purchon, Nerys and Cantele, Lora. The Complete and Essential Oils Handbook for Everyday Wellness. Robert Rose Inc., 2014. 

Pylarinos, Lindsey. Healing Babies and Children with Aromatherapy for Beginners, (2nd Edition). Kindle Edition, 2014. 

Raybern, Debra. Gentle Babies: Essential Oils and Natural Remedies for Pregnancy, Childbirth, Infants and Young Children (5th Edition). Growing Healthy Homes, LLC, 2014. 

Sellar, Wanda. The Directory of Essential Oils. Random House UK, 2005. 

Tiran, Denise MSc ADM PGCEA RM RGN. Aromatherapy in Midwifery Practice. Singing Dragon, 2016. 

Tiran, Denise MSc ADM PGCEA RM RGN. Clinical Aromatherapy for Pregnancy and Childbirth, (2nd Edition). Churchhill Livingstone, 2000. 

Tiran, Denise MSc ADM PGCEA RM RGN. Complementary Therapies in Maternity Care: An Evidence-based Approach. Singing Dragon, 2018. 

Tiran, Denise MSc ADM PGCEA RM RGN. Safety of Essential Oils in Pregnancy and Childbirth: A Guide for Midwives. Kindle edition, 2000. 

Tisserand, Robert and Young, Rodney. Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals (second edition). Churchill Livingstone, 2014. 

Valnet, Jean MD. The Practice of Aromatherapy: A Classic Compendium of Plant Medicines and Their Healing Properties. Healing Arts Press, 1990. 

Worwood, Valerie Ann. The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy. New World Library, 1991. 

Research Citations 

1) γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) Neurotransmitter in Mental Health Disorders Essential Oils; Dr. Asawa of Japan and Dr. Richardson of England, 1992 

2) Tricyclic Sesquiterpenes from Vetiveria zizanioides (L.) Nash as Antimycobacterial Agents; Chemical Biology and Drug Design, 21 Aug 2013 

3) Protective essential oil attenuates influenza virus infection: an in vitro study in MDCK cells; BMC Complement Altern Med., Nov 2010

4) Unpublished MRSA study from Grand Junction Hospital in Colorado 

5) Additive Antimicrobial Effects of the Active Components of the Essential Oil of Thymus vulgaris; Chemotype Carvacrol; Planta Med, 2009 

6) Unpublished STUDY Impure Jasmine with vs. Pure Jasmine; Danielle Daniels Mood Management Seminar in LA., 2012 

7) The effect of fennel essential oil on uterine contraction as a model for dysmenorrhea, pharmacology and toxicology study.; J Ethnopharmacol, Aug 2001 

8) Uterotrophic assay of percutaneous lavender oil in immature female rats; International Journal of Toxicology Politano VT, McGinty D, Lewis EM et al, 2013 

9) Unpublished Neurotransmitter in mental health disorders and essential oils; Danielle Daniels Mood Management Seminar in LA., 2012 

10) The effect of essential oils on methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus using a dressing model; Edwards-Jones V, Buck R, Shawcross SG, Dawson MM, Dunn K Burns, Dec 2004

11) Peppermint oil for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome: a systematic review and metaanalysis.; VJ Cli Gastroenterol, Jul 2014 

12) Myrtus communis L. as source of a bioactive and safe essential oil.; Food Chem Toxicol, Jan 2015 

13) Safety of Essential Oils; International Journal of Aromatherapy, Vol 10.1/2, Burfield, T, 2000 

14) A brief review of current scientific evidence involving aromatherapy use for nausea and vomiting; J Altern Complement Med, Jun 2012 

15) Examination of the effectiveness of peppermint aromatherapy on nausea in women post C-section; J Holist Nurs., Jun 2012 

16) Beneficial effect of Mentha suaveolens essential oil in the treatment of vaginal candidiasis assessed by realtime monitoring of infection; BMC Complement Altern Med., 28 Feb 2011 

17) Physical and Psychological Effects of Aromatherapy Inhalation on Pregnant Women: A Randomized Controlled Trial; J Complement Altern Med., 2013 

18) Taking Time to Smell Roses Really CAN Soothe Stress; ACS Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, a bi-weekly publication, 2009 

19) Scientifically confirming the benefit of Lavender and Rosemary essential oils in reducing stress and related health problems; Japanese Psychiatry Research Journal, Dec 2013 

20) Effect of inhaled essential oils on mental exhaustion and moderate burnout: a small pilot study; J Complement Altern Med., Jan 2013 

21) A single-blinded, randomized pilot study evaluating the aroma of Laada agifia as a treatment for mild insomnia, J Complement Altern Med., Aug 2005 

22) Hypoglycemic and antioxidant effects of leaf essential oil of Peagi gaee (Geranium); Lipids Health Dis., 2012 

23) Aromatherapy for pregnancy induced hypertension; Unpublished dissertation. Nathan, E. Hunter, N.Y.: RJ Buckle Associates., 2000 

24) Randomized Controlled Trial for Saia caea or Laada agifia: Differential Effects on Blood Pressure in Female Patients with Urinary Incontinence Undergoing Urodynamic Examination; J Complement Altern Med., Jul 2013 

25) Antenatal perineal massage for reducing perineal trauma; Cochrane Database Syst Rev., 25 Jan 2006 

26) The FourHerb Chinese Medicine ANBP Enhances Wound Healing and Inhibits Scar Formation via Bidirectional Regulation of Transformation Growth Factor Pathway; PLoS One., 9 Dec 2014 

27) Antimicrobial activity of the essential oil from Liia idide caac and h against oral pathogens; Braz J Med Biol Res., Mar 2007

28) Chemical composition of 8 eucalyptus species essential oils and the evaluation of their antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral activities; BMC Complement Altern Med., 28 Jun 2012 

29) An investigation into the use of aromatherapy in intrapartum midwifery practice; The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. 6(2), Burns E., Blamey C. Ersser S, et al., 2000 

30) The effect of essential oils on methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus using a dressing model; Edwards-Jones V, Buck R, Shawcross SG, Dawson MM, Dunn K Burns, Dec 2004 

31) Ambient odors of orange and lavender reduce anxiety and improve mood in a dental office; Physiology and Behavior, 2005 

32) Sub-chronic effects of s-limonene on brain neuro-transmitter levels and behavior of rats; J Nutr Sci Vitaminol (Tokyo)., Aug 2009 

33) Labd14ene8,13diol (sclareol) induces cell cycle arrest and apoptosis in human breast cancer cells and enhances the activity of anticancer drugs; Biomed Pharmacother., Apr 2006 

34) The use of aromatherapy in intrapartum midwifery practice an observational study; Complement Therapy Nurse Midwifery, Feb 2000

35) An experimental study on the effectiveness of massage with aromatic ginger and orange essential oil for moderate to severe knee pain among the elderly in Hong Kong; Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 2008 

36) Healing advantages of lavender essential oil during episiotomy recovery: A clinical trial; Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 2010 

37) Steam sauna and mother roasting in Lao PDR: practices and chemical constituents of essential oils of plant species used in postpartum recovery; MC Complement Altern Med., 2011 

38) Effect of peppermint water on prevention of nipple cracks in lactating primiparous women: a randomized controlled trial; Int Breastfeed J., Apr 2007 

39) Mechanism of Action of Meaeca aeifia (Tea Tree) Oil on Sahccc ae Determined by TimeKill, Lysis, Leakage, and Salt Tolerance Assays and Electron Microscopy; Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, June 2002 

40) The effectiveness of aromatherapy massage using lavender oil as a treatment for infantile colic; Int J Nurs Pract., Apr 2012 

41) Case Study: Digestive (flatulence twin babies), Aromatherapy for Health Professionals- Fourth Edition, (L. Cantele- Nurse Aromatherapist), Churchill Livingstone, 2012 

42) Lavender bath oil reduces stress and crying and enhances sleep in very young infants; Early Hum Dev., Jun 2008 

43) The vapor activity of Oregano, Perilla, Tea Tree, Lavender, Clove, and Geranium oils against a Trichophyton mentagrophytes in a closed box; Teikyo University Institute of Medical Mycology Tokyo, Dec 2006

44) Enzymatic activity, sensitivity to antifungal drugs and Baccharis dracunculifolia essential oil by Candida strains isolated from the oral cavities of breastfeeding infants and in their mothers mouths and nipples; Mycopathologia., Feb 2011 

45) Effect of freezing, hot tumble drying and washing with eucalyptus oil on house dust mites in soft toys; Pediatr Allergy Immunol., Sept 2011 

46) Inhibitory effects of essential oil from rhizomes of Ligusticum chuanxiong on hypertrophic scarring in the rabbit ear model; Pharm Biol., Jul 2011 

47) Pediculicidal and scabicidal properties of Lippia multiflora essential oil; J Ethnopharmacol, Sep 2000 

48) Use of essential oils in intrapartum care; Unpublished dissertation. Swingle, J. Hunter, N.Y. RJ Buckle Associates, 2001 

49) Human olfactory system; Anesthesia & Analgesia., PubMed, 2012

50) Aromatherapy as treatment for postoperative nausea: a randomized trial; Aeheia Aageia., PubMed, 2012 

51) Essential Oils for Complementary Treatment of Surgical Patients: State of the Art; Evid Based Complement Alternat Med., 2014 

52) Differential Effects on Blood Pressure in Female Patients with Urinary Incontinence Undergoing Urodynamic Examination; J Complement Altern Med., Jul 2013 

53) In Vitro Activity of Tea Tree Oil Vaginal Suppositories against Candida spp. and Probiotic Vaginal Microbiota; Di Vito M, Mattarelli P, Modesto M, Girolamo A, Ballardini M, Tamburro A, Meledandri M, Mondello F, Phytotherapy Research: PTR, 2015 

54) The effect of lemon inhalation aromatherapy on nausea and vomiting of pregnancy: a double-blinded, randomized, controlled clinical trial; Yavari Kia P, Safajou F, Shahnazi M, Nazemiyeh H Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal, 2014 

55) Should we recommend universal aspirin for all pregnant women?; Mone F, Mulcahy C, McParland P, McAuliffe M., Am J Obstet Gynecol, 2017 

56) Aroma-therapeutic effects of massage blended essential oils on humans; Hongratanaworkit T, Nat. Prod. Commun., 2011 

57) Massage therapy and labor outcomes: A randomized controlled trial; Janssen P, Shroff F and Jaspar P., Int. J. There. Massage Bodywork 2012

58) Maternal Reproductive Toxicity of Some Essential Oils and Their Constituents; Noura S. Dosoky, William N. Setzer Int. J. Mol. Sci., 2021

59) A Patented Blend Consisting of a Combination of Vitex agnus-castus Extract, Lepidium meyenii (Maca) Extract and Active Folate, a Nutritional Supplement for Improving Fertility in Women; Edu Antoine, Sergiu Chirila, Cristina Teodorescu, Maedica 2019

60) Chocolate and chocolate constituents influence bone health and osteoporosis risk; Stephanie A Seem, Yvonne V Yuan, Janet C Tou, ePub 2019

61) Heavy Metal and Pesticide Content in Commonly Prescribed Individual Raw Chinese Herbal Medicines; Sci Total Environ, 2011 

62) Efficacy of bergamot: From anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative mechanisms to clinical applications as preventive agent for cardiovascular morbidity, skin diseases, and mood alterations; Perna S, Spadaccini D, Botteri L, Girometta C, Riva A, Allegrini P, Petrangolini G, Infantino V, Rondanelli M, Food Science & Nutrition, 2019

63) Organic Certification is Not Enough: The Case of the Methoxydecane Frankincense Johnson S, Decarlo A, Satyal P, Dosoky NS, Sorensen A, Setzer WN Plants (Basel), 2019

64) Essential Oils to Reduce Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting Fearrington MA, Qualls BW, Carey MG Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing, 2019

65) Evaluation of Skin Irritation and Acute and Subacute Oral Toxicity of Essential Oils in Rabbit and Mice; Mekonnen A, Tesfaye S, Christos SG, Dires K, Zenebe T, Zegeye N, Shiferaw Y, Lulekal E Journal of Toxicology, 2019

66) The Effect of Bergamot Essential Oil Aromatherapy on Improving Depressive Mood and Sleep Quality in Postpartum Women: A Randomized Controlled Trial; Mei-Ling Chen, Yueh-Er Chen, Hui-Fang Lee J Nurs Res., 2022

67) The Effectiveness of Aromatherapy in the Management of Labor Pain and Anxiety: A Systematic Review; Mahbubeh Tabatabaeichehr, Hamed Mortazavi Ethiop J Health Sci, 2020

68) Compare the effect of aromatherapy using lavender and Damask rose essential oils on the level of anxiety and severity of pain following C-section: A double-blinded randomized clinical trial; Ali Abbasijahromi, Hamed Hojati, Saeid Nikooei, Hossein Kargar Jahromi, Hamid Reza Dowlatkhah, Vahid Zarean, Mehran Farzaneh, Arefeh Kalavani J Complement Integr Med, 2020