Aromatherapy for Pregnancy & Birth

Iris Oils Aromatherapy & Massage Oils for Childbirth

$25

4oils

Iris Co. as a platinum sponsor at RVA Birthing Community Party

Iris Co. as a platinum sponsor at RVA Birthing Community Party with Ricki Lake & Abby Epstein from The Business of Being Born





Iris Oils are four unique essential oil blends that compliment each stage of labor. These blends naturally support the specific needs of the laboring mother during childbirth.

Riding the Waves is our blend for early/latent labor. It uses the gentle scents of lavender, rose & sandalwood to calm, relax & encourage rest when labor is just beginning.

Doing the Work is used during active labor when contractions strengthen and become more frequent. This blend contains essentials oils that help support contractions and relieve pain while keeping you focused.

Keeping the Faith was created for transition when anxiety and fear can rise and courage can falter. Essential oils like frankincense and sandalwood promote self-confidence.

Pushing Through is for the final stage of labor when you need to restore energy for delivery. The essential oils of peppermint & rosemary will see you through while the effects of vetiver will keep tension away.

“…she told me she couldn’t do it. I reached for the last oil in the pack and rubbed it on her shoulders. The mother inhaled and was immediately transformed. Energy and strength exuded from her and her baby was born just a few pushes later.” -Helen Joy George (doula & birth photographer)

“During transition, I became very nauseated, my doula put a small amount of the Keeping the Faith on a cool washcloth and placed it behind my neck. The smell was wonderful and the nausea lifted.” -C.C.


Ingredients: prunus amygdalus dulcis (Sweet Almond) oil, vitis vinifera (Grape) seed oil, simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) oil, tocopheryl (Vitamin E), marjorana hortensis l.(Marjoram) oil, santalum album (Sandalwood) oil, salvia officinalis (Sage) oil, citrus aurantium dulcis (Sweet Orange) oil, elettaria cardamomum (Cardamom) seed oil, cymbopogon martini (Palmarosa) oil, boswellia sacra (Frankincense) oil, lavandula angustifolia (Lavender) oil, cupressus sempervirens (Cypress) oil, pogostemon cablin (Patchouli) oil, Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang) Oil, citrus aurantium (Neroli) oil, salvia sclarea (Clary sage) oil, elettaria cardamomum, rosa damascene (Rose) oil, mentha piperia (Peppermint) oil, rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) leaf oil, vetiveria zizanoides (Vetiver) oil.

How to Use: 

Riding the Waves – massage shoulders, neck, forehead and/or temples, or add to bath

Doing the Work – massage lower back & hips during contractions, shoulders & neck in between contractions or apply oil to cloth & inhale.

Keeping the Faith – massage low back & hips during contractions, apply to cloth for inhalation during bouts of nausea or rub on shoulders, neck or temples where scent can be taken in.

Pushing Through – apply oil to cloth and breathe deeply in between pushes. Rub on shoulders and neck for scent to energize or use on a cool forehead compress. (great for birth attendants too!)

Cautions:  For external use only. Shake well before using. Keep out of reach of children. Store at room temperature. Contents may be flammable. Avoid contact with broken skin.

*Intended for use in FULL TERM LABOR

*For patients who are having Cesarean Births, use Riding the Waves during a gentle shoulder, feet or hand massage to relax the mother before transport to delivery room. After birth, anesthesia can cause nausea, use Keeping the Faith on a cool cloth and apply to forehead or behind neck.

Taking it Easy

(4 oz) $14

Taking it Easy





A safe aromatherapy Essential for all pregnant and postpartum women, this oil can be for a relaxing bath, after showering to hydrate the skin or as a soothing massage oil.

“I brought this oil to every prenatal massage and loved how much it helped me relax. Even my therapist loved it!”


Ingredients: prunus armeniaca (Apricot) oil, simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) oil, olea europaea (Olive) fruit oil, tocopheryl (Vitamin E), santalum album (Sandalwood) oil, lavandula angustifolia (Lavender) oil, cymbopogon martini (Palmarosa) oil

2nd & 3rd trimester or postpartum
For Bath: Add 1-2 capfuls to a warm bath to soften the skin and calm the mind after a long day.
For after Shower Oil: Use daily after each shower. Apply to warm, dampened skin. Blot dry with a towel.
For massage: Use oil to massage tired, aching muscles during pregnancy. We suggest neck, shoulders & hands, as well as low back & hips. Or better yet, let your massage therapist use it on you!

Cautions:  For external use only. Shake well before using. Keep out of reach of children. Store at room temperature. Contents may be flammable. Avoid contact with broken skin.

*We do not recommend the use of essential oils during the first trimester of pregnancy.

Blooming Iris

(4 oz) $20

Blooming Iris





The Honest Truth: you can’t prevent stretch marks. Sorry, but it’s true…your genes are in control here. But don’t fret… What you can control is the Severity & Discomfort of them! Blooming Iris combines 5 different carrier oils with essential oils & flower extracts known to promote hydration, while preventing & repairing skin damage. This blend has light & feminine scent, while not feeling too greasy.

Blooming Iris photographed for Richmond magazine, May 2014

“I love your tummy oils. I didn’t get one mark… it was such a blessing!”
-Rebecca Beaumonce, U.K.


Ingredients:  vitis vinifera (Grape) seed oil, simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) oil, prunus armeniaca (Apricot) oil, persea gratissium (Avocado) oil, olea europaea (Olive) fruit oil, tocopheryl (Vitamin E), santalum album (Sandalwood) oil, calendula officinalis (Calendula) oil, symphytum officinale (Comfrey) extract, lavandula angustifolia (Lavender) oil, pogostemon cablin (Patchouli) oil, pelargonium graveolens (Geranium Rose) oil, citrus aurantium (Neroli) oil.


How to Use:  During & After Pregnancy: Apply daily to belly, hips, breasts or any place that may be stretching. Use after shower or bath, while your skin is warm and damp for best absorption. Blot dry with towel.

Continued Use:
Because this blend is packed full of good skin repairing elements, feel free to use on old or new scars too! Keep in your cabinet and apply as needed to injured areas after skin has closed and wound has healed. Safe for use on children too (2 years & older).

Cautions:  For external use only. Shake well before using. Keep out of reach of children. Store at room temperature. Contents may be flammable. Avoid contact with broken skin.

*We do not recommend the use of essential oils during the first trimester of pregnancy.