Aromatherapy and Herbal Blends for Pregnancy, Labor, and Postapartum

Aromatherapy for Labor & Birth Teri Nava-Anderson, PhD, is a Certified Professional Aromatherapist trained through Aromahead Institute, and a professional member of the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA).

The doulas of the Harmony Doula Group each have in their kit, and available for your use, our house labor and delivery essential oil massage blend. This blend features wildcrafted or organic essential oils, meticulously selected and of only the highest quality, each chosen for its ability to enhance your birthing journey, relax your body, and bring your mind and spirit into balance.

If you would like to have a custom blend for massage, diffusion, or inhalers for pregnancy, birth, postpartum, or other use, you can request a consult with Teri to determine the right blend for you and your needs.

Teri also makes small batch essential oil and herbal blends by request. Items are sometimes available in the Harmony Doula Etsy shop. If it's sold out there, just send us an email to place an order.

Popular items include:

The Pregnancy and Birth Kit - $55 A wonderful shower gift for yourself or others.

  • Nourishing herbal tea for pregnancy, 50g (20-30 servings)
  • Labor aid electrolyte herbal tea, 50g
  • Anti-nausea inhaler stick
  • Our house blend "Peaceful Journey" aromatic labor massage oil, 30ml
  • Our house blend "Serenity" inhaler for transition and stressful days
  • Organic lip and nipple balm

The Postpartum Herbal Recovery Kit - $45

Start your postpartum period off right with this handcrafted kit. Includes:

  • Lactation support herbal tea, 50g
  • Postpartum recovery tea to help with aches and pains, 50g
  • Sitz bath herbal soak to soothe sore bottoms, 50g
  • Relaxing postpartum massage oil, 30ml
  • Organic lip and nipple balm

Our Sitz Bath herbal blend

Our sitz bath herbal blend is wonderful way to relax and soothe sore tissues in the postpartum period. Our blend contains herbs used in traditional remedies by midwives to encourage a reduction in swelling, tighen tissues, and an aid recovery in the perineal area.

  • 200g bulk package (enough for 32 cups of sitz bath)- $18
  • 50g jar (makes 8 cups) - $6
  • 6.25g sachet (makes 1 cup) - $1

Your Virtual Doula in a Box - $150

  • authentic hand-loomed rebozo from Mexico, 3 meters long, 100% cotton
  • acupressure guide
  • labor quick tip handouts
  • flameless, battery operated 5" candle
  • 10' long string of fairy lights
  • aromatherapy labor massage oil custom blended by Harmony Doula
  • cotton ball aromatherapy inhaler packets ("Anti-nausea" and "Serenity" blends)
  • organic lip and nipple balm
  • breath mints
  • hand fan
  • cooling neck towel
  • comb
  • hair scrunchie
  • honey packet and lollipops
  • electrolyte powder
  • sitz bath herbs
  • cloth face mask

Other small batch items:

  • Pregnancy Tea (red raspberry leaf, stinging nettle, oatstraw, and more), 50g - $7.50
  • Postpartum "Pick Me Up" Tea (lemon balm, hibiscus, chamomile, and more), 50g - $7.50
  • After Pains Tea (oatstraw, nettles, red raspberry leaf, lemon balm, and alfalfa), 50g - $7.50
  • Lactation Support Tea (fenugreek, fennel, anise, blessed thistle, and alfalfa), 50g - $7.50
  • "Peaceful Journey" essential oil massage blend, 30ml - $15.50
  • "Serenity" essential oil inhaler blend - $7.50
  • Anti-nausea essential oil inhaler blend - $7.50
  • "Nobody Likes Back Labor" essential oil massage blend, 30ml - $15.50



Service Area

Community Birth Centers

  • Homestead Natural Birth Center (Modesto)
  • Pacifica Family Maternity Center (Oakland)
  • Nightingale Birth Center (San Mateo)
  • Welcome Home Community Birth Center (South Sacramento)
  • Sierra Natural Birth Center (Sonora)

We acknowledge that we live and work on the traditional lands of the Tammukan and Yokut people.

Home Births

  • San Francisco East Bay Alameda County (Oakland, Alameda, Fremont, Hayward, San Leandro, Castro Valley)
  • Tri-Valley (Livermore, Dublin, Pleasanton, San Ramon, Daville, Alamo)
  • Diablo Valley Contra Costa County (Walnut Creek, Lafayette, Orinda, Moraga, Concord)
  • Delta Valley (Pittsburg, Antioch, Brentwood, Oakley, Bethel Island, Byron, Mountain House, Discovery Bay)
  • San Joaquin County (Tracy, Lathrop, Manteca, Ripon, French Camp, Stockton, Lodi, Linden, Farmington, Escalon)
  • Western Stanislaus County (Modesto Metro area, Salida, Oakdale, Patterson)
  • Sacramento County (Galt, Isleton, Walnut Grove, Rio Vista, Elk Grove, South Sacramento)
  • and all points inbetween!


  • Stanford Valley Care (Pleasanton)
  • John Muir Medical Center (Walnut Creek)
  • Kaiser Medical Center (San Leandro, Walnut Creek, Oakland, Antioch, Modesto, South Sacramento)
  • Sutter Health Memorial Medical Center (Modesto)
  • Sutter Tracy Community Hospital (Tracy)
  • Sutter Delta Medical Center (Antioch)
  • Doctors Medical Center (Manteca, Modesto)
  • Eden Medical Center (Castro Valley)
  • Highland (Oakland)
  • Alta Bates (Berkeley)
  • Mt. Rose Hospital (Hayward)
  • Washington Hospital (Fremont)
  • San Ramon Regional (San Ramon)
  • San Joaquin General (French Camp)
  • Adventist Health Lodi Memorial (Lodi)
  • Contra Costa Regional Medical Center (Martinez)
  • St. Joseph's Hospital (Stockton)