If only I had been wise after the birth of my first two children. Advil was taken. Medicated pads were used. The water that they gave me to “rinse myself” with wasn’t cutting the mustard. And the uterine cramping when I first began nursing was almost unbearable.
As my sister prepared for having her first baby this week, I knew that I wanted desperately to alleviate some of that discomfort for her. And since I’m set to give birth to my third in just a few more months, I figured it was the perfect time to experiment and think up a few post-baby-natural-remedies.
Because as anyone who has had a baby knows – it ain’t pretty. Dignity is lost. Modesty is thrown out the window. Pain is experienced.
Luckily, there are wonderful and effective natural options for the crunchy Mama.
Not the least of which is this postpartum soothing spray.
Yes. If you’re going to have another baby, you’re going to need it. It’s designed to help with pain, swelling, healing, and toning. Perfect for that post-baby-“area”.
Postpartum Soothing Spray
You will need:
-6 tablespoons witch hazel
-3 tablespoons aloe vera
-6 drops Frankincense essential oil
-3 drops Clary Sage essential oil
-4 tablespoons filtered water
– Glass spray bottle (this helps to avoid any plastic contamination and maintains the quality of the essential oils)
What to Do
Simply combine the ingredients together in the spray bottle. Gently shake to combine. Once you’re ready to use post-baby, keeping it refrigerated will help to increase the “cooling relief” of the aloe and frankly, makes it quite refreshing for anyone to use. No judgement here, man.
The witch hazel acts as a toner on the swollen area. The aloe vera soothes and relieves further swelling and discomfort. Frankincense oil heals any tears, broken skin, and irritation. Clary sage helps to re-tone the area and relieve pain and cramping. It’s a lethal combination for any post-baby-body.
Hoping this postpartum healing spray brings you and your nether-regions great relief!
What do you do to help the post-birth healing process? Share below!
Discussion (61 Comments)
Where can you purchase the glass spray bottles? Also, any suggestions of brands for the spray ingredients?
I know someone already asked this, but I was curious if I made this spray ahead of time and then stored it in the fridge if it would keep better?
I’m due in about 4 weeks and nesting pretty badly, and also would like to bring this spray with me to the hospital for after healing that’s why I’m asking. I would keep it in the fridge for one of my grab at the last minute items if you thought it would stay okay.
I’m having a really difficult time finding frankincense oil as well (I’m out of the US so can’t order from your site). Do you have any suggestions for an EO we can safely use as a substitute?
Thanks for sharing all your wonderful recipes, I haven’t tried them yet but have my cupboard stocked and ready to go for when small arrives.
My question is the same as Melissa’s above… what is the shelf life for this product? Technically I’m due in 10 days, can I make it and keep it ready or is it better to wait until first stages of contractions and have it fresh?
Katie - Wellness Mama
I’d wait and have it fresh
Where do you buy your essential oils from?
Are there any other EO’s besides Frankincense that would work?
I am currently recovering from a 3rd degree episiotomy (dr went to town down there, despite my wishes) My LO was posterior and needed help out. The episiotomy had a hematoma which got really infected since they did not drain it. I am now dealing with a fairly large open wound. I had to go on IV antibiotics and lots of pain meds.
I was wondering if you could suggest anything to speed the healing.
Where they stiched the skin came away so I had stitches holding nothing together. Which means a pretty deep wound. I do sitz baths with Epsom salt and lavender EO twice a day or when I can find time. Also have a postpartum pile that I would love suggestions on speeding that uncomfortable thing. I am not sure which herbs can me used on open wounds. Thanks!
I have the same issue, except I’m 4th degree …I’m 7days postpartum I’m on nirco, and lIdocane gell… wondering if this stuff helps?
I’m due this Jan. and am relieved I found this before. I just made some up and am packing it in my hospital bag now. I’m sure that anything that helps after will be a welcome relief.
how far in advanced can I make this? Shelf life? Thanks!
I’m wondering if instead of buying aloe gel, if have to buy online and have it shipped, could you just blend your own up? Also, aloe is amazing for the digestive track, anyone know if it’s alright to take while nursing? Either soaked in water or some tossed in a smoothie I did all the time prepregnancy.