Is it ok to use tea tree oil when pg?

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roxychick Posts: 1802
or any other antiseptic. I had my belly button pierced. Took it out round week 12 but now it's after getting infected. Need to put something on it because it's really sore. Thanks
Heavenleigh Posts: 1406
roxy.. I have a bottle at home as well and just checked the package insert and it says that tea tree oil should not be used during pregnancy. It doesn´t say why though.... I am sorry I can´t be of anymore help, maybe try a bit of chamomilla on it instead. Hope it gets better soon *)
roxychick Posts: 1802
Thanks Heavenleigh. Thought I probably couldn't use it
TracyD Posts: 750
Hi Heavenleigh - most essential oils will say on the packaging - consult your doctor for use during pregnancy or do not use during pregnancy. Tea Tree oil is safe to use in pregnancy (externally only). If you prefer you can use Lavender instead as an antiseptic too - these are the only two oils that you can use 'neat' on the skin. HTH Tracy