I have recently added a new collection to my placenta encapsulation service as I feel thisÂ product is great to use after birth and has helped so many of my clients.
Earth Bound Baby Sitz Baths are a wonderful way to heal and relieve pain of our vaginas and bottoms, especially after birthing as theyÂ sooth soreness.Â They assist in healing the tissues of the perineum (and vagina) as well as keeping bacteria and infections at bay. Most importantly the relieve pain.Â A postpartum sitz bath is basically a warm tea of herbs and salt that you soak your bottom in post labor. It helps to ease swollen, stretched muscles and tissues, and soothe and heal if you had a tear or an episiotomy.
In my sitz baths I have combined 7 powerful organic herbs to aid in a quick recovery. These combine ingredients are wrapped up in a muslin bag. After the birth of baby fill tub with water as hot as possible. Drop one muslin bag intoÂ the water and allow the and herbs to steep. Once the temperature of theÂ water is tolerable enjoy a relaxing, heavenly scented bath. Please Note: For those who have stitches limit yourself to only one sitz bath a day. IfÂ you have no stitches you can enjoy multiple baths a day.
Taking time to sit in these warm organic herbs isÂ similar to taking the time to meditate or exercise. For a jar of sitz bath the cost is Â£20 and comes with 5 reusable muslin bags which you can refil. Once the bag is filled it can be used twice. One jar of Earth Bound Baby sitz baths with make you 20 baths.
The Herbs I Use
Calendula- this herb is wonderful for healing the skin tissues (cuts, tears, rashes), washing wounds, and stopping bleeding. It aids in swelling, hemorrhoids and muscle cramps.
Comfrey- this helps wounds heal quickly, prevents infection and prevents scarring.
Goldenseal- this powerful herb has many properties. It is astringent, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory. It soothes mucous membranes and aids against infection. The astringent properties assist with excessive menstruation and bleeding. And it is beneficial in the use of hemorrhoids.
Lavender- is antiseptic to stave off infection. And is a pain reliever to decrease any ache or pains.
Plantain- “natures band aid” as it is a powerful wound healer. It also can draw out toxins and even objects imbedded in the skin (i.e. a splinter). It soothes mucous membranes. It is good for the healing of hemorrhoids.
Uva Ursi- the astringent properties of this herb help reduce swelling and bleeding. It is one of the best herbs for keeping away or healing urinary tract infections. And is another great for hemorrhoids. (CAUTION: it should be used short term because it becomes abrasive to the urinary lining if used in EXCESS).
Yarrow- this quickly stops bleeding. It is another that is beneficial for hemorrhoids.