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Herbal Sitz Bath for Postpartum Care
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Congratulations on your new arrival!! Basking in the glow of new motherhood isn't always everything that the parenting magazines would have us believe. Even if you were blessed enough not to have a tear or episiotomy, "down there" can be downright painful for the first few days. Your first bath after giving birth is an exceptionally important event for both you and your new baby and can be a wonderfully relaxing time the two of you bond and heal after the monumentally powerful experience of birthing a child.

After working closely with midwives and doulas, I used a selection of potent, yet gentle herbs to create a completely organic herbal blend designed to soothe and heal when used in the early postpartum period. Good hygiene helps to prevent infection and, in addition to that, the herbs chosen can also prevent postpartum hemorrhaging as well as helping to ease pain and promote healing to the perineal area. It also helps ease swelling of traumatized perineal and vaginal tissues.

In addition, these herbs can help heal your new baby's umbilicus, once the cord has fallen off.

Place ¼ cup of the herbal blend (use more or less as your comfort level dictates) in a pot of fresh, cold water and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover and decoct for 10 minutes then remove from heat and let sit overnight (or 6 – 8 hours). Strain and pour the decoction into a peri-bottle, shallow basin, or bath.

If used in a bath, simply relax for at least 10-15 minutes, with your sweet bundle of love resting on your chest.

You may also wish to pour on to pads, freeze them, and wear when you are able to move around, but are still in need of healing and pain relief.

Contains: A 100% Certified Organic blend of Calendula officinalis, Symphytum officinalis, Lavandula officinalis, Rosa damascena, Prunella vulgaris, Hypericum perforatum, and sea salt
❧ CALENDULA (Calendula officinalis): promotes healing and contains antiseptic properties; reduces inflammation and irritation, and eases soreness

❧ COMFREY (Symphytum officinalis): a valuable healing tool that promotes movement of stagnated blood (bruises) and knits wounds more quickly

❧ LAVENDER (Lavandula officinalis): high concentrations of linalool makes it an especially strong antibacterial, pain-relieving choice that has gentle, soothing, and relaxing energy

❧ ROSE (Rosa damascena): helps rejuvenate and replenish damaged skin while containing anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties

❧ SELF HEAL (Prunella vulgaris): reduces swelling from trauma, varicose veins, and hemorrhoids

❧ ST. JOHN'S WORT (Hypericum perforatum): often used as an analgesic and for wound healing

❧ SEA SALT: alkalinizes which decrease bacteria; additionally, salt is astringent and speeds wound healing by reducing inflammation and contracting the tissues

The information and products on this website are for educational purposes only and are not intended to treat, cure, prevent or diagnose any disease nor are they intended to prescribe in any way. We recommend you speak with your healthcare practitioner prior to embarking on a new treatment protocol. Branwen's Botanicals and Raven's Loft do not take any responsibility for your experience in using any of our products. YOU have the sole responsibility for your use of our products. None of the statements made on this site have been evaluated by the FDA, who are "in bed" with the Big Pharma companies. This notice is required by the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act for herbalists like me who are truly working to bring people back to health. After gazillions of product recalls, birth defects, and deaths, Big Pharma will never admit their products produce side-effects that are more times than not worse than the issue you are attempting to treat. I thought you should know. None of the statements made on this site have been evaluated by the FDA.
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