Healing Herbal Bath Fizzies for Postpartum Recovery

After Birth Herbal Bath Fizzies DIY Recipe

It’s a fact … after giving birth we mommas can use all the help we can get! Similar to my regular bath fizzies, these after-birth bath fizzies use soothing salts and finely ground herbs for an extra boost of healing power.

Herbal Bath Fizzies Make It Better

The period of recovery after giving birth is full of fun details no one tells us beforehand (and for good reason, who would want to hear it!). Many a first-time mom has surely felt unprepared. It’s my hope this easy DIY recipe will help out.

I know I find these pretty little bath fizzies a welcome alternative to the hospital’s more clinical (although useful) take-home pack of Tucks pads and numbing spray. They are similar to the pricey bath bombs sold at places like Lush or Bed, Bath, and Beyond … but without the harsh artificial fragrances and colors aren’t good for us and could irritate tender postpartum areas.

If you are expecting (or have friends who are), make sure to make up a batch of these bath fizzies to have on hand when the time comes. I promise they make for a wonderful post-delivery bath!

How to Make After-Birth Bath Fizzies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1/2 cup citric acid
  • 1/2 cup salt or epsom salt
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons witch hazel (or slightly more) – can also substitute water if you don’t have witch hazel
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (or water)
  • 1/2 cup finely ground after-birth dried herbs (recipe here) or other dried herbs of choice – grind in a food processor or blender

Instructions

  1. Combine baking soda, salt, and citric acid and mix well until combined.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the olive oil, witch hazel, and vanilla extract and stir well. Mix in essential oils if using.
  3. Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients and very quickly mix well (hands work well for this, wear gloves if you have sensitive skin). Mix in finely ground herbs.
  4. Mixture should hold together when squeezed without crumbling. You may need to add slightly more witch hazel if it hasn’t achieved this consistency yet.
  5. Quickly push mixture into silicone molds, greased muffin tins, or any other greased container. Press in firmly and leave at least 24 hours (48 is better) or until hardened. It will expand some and this is normal. You can push it down into the mold several times while it is drying to keep it from expanding too much.
  6. When dry, remove and store in airtight container. To use, add 1 fizzie to a warm bath and watch the bubbles turn the bath into a soothing after-birth spa!

Note: Use within 2 months or they may start to lose their fizziness.

Other after-birth remedies I recommend:

Have you ever made your own bath fizzies? Which scents and herbs would you use? Tell me below!

Recipe for homemade after-birth bath fizzies

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