Thank you for reaching out to us with such an important question. Like many important questions, this requires some explanation to answer sufficiently.
The short version is we consider it safe to use the HealThy Mouth Blend during pregnancy. However, there are far too many variables regarding this critical point in the mom and child’s life to leave this answer here.
Plant essences are powerful compounds, and the literature does suggest that some essential oils, including some in our HeaThy Mouth Blend, be avoided during pregnancy.
So how can we say that our HealThy Mouth Blend is safe to use? The answer is in the name of the product: the HealThy Mouth Blend is a blend of essential oils in a certified organic carrier oil base. As such, each individual ingredient isn’t really strong and has been diluted to safe levels that are still potent enough to support each of us along our path to optimal oral health.
So, it’s not full-strength essential oils. This is a key factor and why we are comfortable stating that if we were expecting a child, Susan would still be using our products.
It may also be helpful to know that we have testimonials from literally hundreds of happy moms and moms-to-be who have used our products through their pregnancy to help them navigate to greater oral health.
Pregnancy is a very common time when gum disease advances in many moms’ mouths, so if you choose to not use our product, please do still take a moment to consider how you can prevent gum disease from damaging your system during pregnancy.
All this said, we encourage you to ask your midwife for her opinion and look within for Guidance. All the technical info in the world doesn’t come close to asking within and waiting for an answer. 🙂