Labor can make you feel like your bottom has gone fifteen rounds with a prizefighter and run the NY Marathon – all at once. When the simple act of sitting isn't simple at all, Organic Herbal Sitz Bath (formerly called Postpartum Bath Herbs) are a heap of help for your heinie. Take care “down there” with herbal compresses filled with a soothing, comforting blend of wound healing, styptic and antibacterial herbs that have traditionally been used to support postpartum women to help reduce swelling and speed healing of vaginal soreness, tears, episiotomy and perineal bruising. Great for prenatal and postpartum hemorrhoids too. Packed in easy to use, individual herbal pads, each is perfect for one use, without the soggy herb cleanup! The compresses can be cooled and gently “tucked” to help ease those pretty places, or use the brewed infusion to make postpartum padsicles or use as a sitz bath. Which is kind of like making tea for your nethers. Which is a totally lovely and perfectly polite thing to do.
A QUICK HOW-TO: Lay herbal pad in a shallow bowl and cover with boiling water. Steep for approx. 5 min., and let cool. Very gently drain extra liquid from pad, leaving it moist but not soaking. Be gentle and don’t squeeze! The herbal pads are fragile and can burst. Cool in the fridge and gently apply moist pad directly to perineum. Ahhhhhhh.
But wait! Postpartum padsicles are a thing, and they’re great: get crafty and use the healing herbally goodness in another way. Save the remaining liquid, pour onto a regular postpartum pad, and freeze it (in a bowl, if you want them to have a natural curve! ~~J) for a clever little perineal ice pack. Trust us – it’s one of life’s secret little wins. Follow Earth Mama’s DIY steps here!
- NO propylene glycol, parabens, or artificial fragrance
- Non-GMO Project Verified
- Need a little extra soothing help? Herbal Perineal Spray helps turn the ACK to ahhh during your first postpartum bathroom trips or when you need a quick spray of relief, and Organic Perineal Balm is lasting cooling comfort for prenatal and postpartum mama parts.
Sea Salt, Organic Oatmeal (Avena Sativa) Kernel Meal, Organic Witch Hazel (Hamamelis Virginiana) Leaf, Organic Yarrow (Achillea Millefolium) Flower, Organic Plantain (Plantago Major) Leaf, Organic Calendula (Calendula Officinalis) Flower