When I had my sixth child, I tried an herbal bath mix in my early postpartum. Not only was it incredibly soothing, it helped me heal faster! I even brought my new baby into the bath with me. He loved the warm water and I loved the relief! It’s an easy recipe full of healing herbs that promote healing and help reduce inflammation and bleeding. It’s specifically for women who have had vaginal deliveries. It helps heal tears and bruising. This herbal bath mix is now a must on my list for postpartum supplies!
This bath mixture can be prepared ahead of time and stored in a large container ready for the bath. Remember to refrigerate or freeze it if you are preparing it several days in advance.
- 1 ounce lavender (Relaxation, helps with bruising.)
- 1 ounce uva ursi (Antiseptic, antimicrobial & astringent.)
- 1 ounce sheppard’s purse (Reduces bleeding and bruising.)
- 1 ounce calendula (Knits wounds, soothes inflammation, controls bleeding, & heals damaged tissue. Antiseptic & antimicrobial.)
- 1 ounce comfrey (Knits wounds, speeds healing. Astringent, anti-inflammatory & soothing.)
- 1 cup sea salt or Epsom Salt
Add the first 5 ingredients to 10 cups of water. Simmer the tea and let set for some time before straining. Simmer the tea leaves again to get their full benefit. Cover, label, and set aside. Add to the warm bath water when desired (add salt to the bath at the time of the bath). Freeze the tea if you are planning to keep it for more than two days. You can also use the mixture in a peri bottle or a sitz bath. This herbal bath mix is help in the recovery of vaginal births. Not recommended for deep surgical wounds as would be the case with a caesarean section delivery.