One of the best ways to support and heal your body after childbirth is by taking regular herbal sitz baths one time a day until you are healed. Warm water is incredibly soothing, and the addition of specific healing herbs can increase healing, ease discomfort, and accelerate recovery. It can also be a great mood boost as well.
This is a herbal blend that soothes and heals tender tissues in the days and weeks after childbirth.
I designed my sachels to be simple and hassle free.
How to prepare:
- Put one sachel in a bath filling with hot water.
- Let it brew as the water cools to your desired temperature.
- Relax and enjoy the healing benefits of the herbs.
- You may add an extra cup of Epsom or Sea salt to the bath to further aid in healing. If you tore during the birthing process, limit sitz baths to one per day (you may take additional baths with regular water).
- Comfrey Root -
This herb is exceptional for treating pain and inflammation caused by acute trauma. It also accelerates tissue healing, as its astringent tannins form a protective surface over wounds. It also contains allantoin, which stimulates the rapid growth of new, healthy tissues. It can help prevent scarring and keeps the tissues flexible.
- Lavender Flowers -
Lavender is an antiseptic often used to stave off infection. It is also an exceptional pain reliever that effectively decreases aches and pains. Lavender is deeply calming and relaxing to the body, mind, and spirit.
- Red Raspberry Leaf -
The leaf of the red raspberry plant contains flavonoids, but it is the presence of tannins, which are astringent in nature, that may help tone the uterus after giving birth. The herb is a uterine tonic, meaning it has the reputation of invigorating and strengthening the uterus.
- Calendula Flowers -
Calendula is known for its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and pain relieving properties. It is great for hemorrhoids, reducing swelling, washing wounds, stopping bleeding, relieving muscle cramps, and healing many types of skin ailments, such as cuts, tears and rashes.
- Epsom Salt