Birth is our body’s equivalent of running a marathon so why not give your bottom a little TLC. A herbal sitz bath can relieve the irritations to your entire bottom that sometime come with a vaginal birth. It can also aid in healing and speed recovery time (not to mention it feels wonderful!) Some mommas like to take this time all to themselves and enjoy a little rest while other mommas like to enjoy a herbal bath with their new little one. Either way, the effects are phenomenal for all involved. You can use this tea in a bath, sitz bath, peribottle, or peripads (/padsicle).
You have the choice of 2 large pre-filled reusable tea bags (each one is great for a wonderfully healing herbal bath) or 4 small pre-filled reusable tea bags (that work wonderfully for use in a sitz bath or peri bottle). Our Herbal Sitz Bath comes in pre-filled unbleached muslin reusable tea bag so there is no messy measuring or clean up. When you are ready to use them, just drop one bag in a hot bath (for the large bags) or a small pot of hot water (for the small bags). When you are done with them, you can toss them or clean them out for later use. The herbs in this blend are know to help with inflammation, swelling, hemorrhoids, bruising, puffiness, and episiotomy related issues.
The herbs include are: calendula, comfrey, epsom salt, lavender, plantain, red raspberry leaf, rose, Uva Ursi, witch hazel, and yarrow.
Calendula is known for its amazing anti-inflammatory properties. It can be very helpful with minor topical wounds such as diaper rash, rashes, ezema, and general cuts and scrapes. Persons with allergies to other members of the Asteraceae family (such as feverfew, chamomile, or Echinacea species) should exercise caution with calendula, as allergic cross-reactivity to Asteraceae plants is common.
Comfrey leaf is the lesser know herb of our trio. There has been a little misunderstanding with this herb. It is not intended for internal uses (according to the FDA) and the roots are not considered safe. The leafs are know to help with heals wounds, cuts, burns, bruises, itches, and most skin problems.
Epsom Salt may help relieve muscle tension, joint pain, and headaches. It is anti-inflammatory, detoxifying, and has mood stabilizing properties.
Lavender is know world wide for it’s calming smell and stress-reliving properties but it is also a wonderful healing plant. It is a very powerful antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and disinfectant.
Plantain is a natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory. It can promote healing in tissues and help to relieve pain, burning, and itching, soothe mucous membranes, and help heal hemorrhoids.
Red raspberry leaf can calm minor skin irritations and help tone muscles
Rose smells divine and can help aid in relaxation and sleep. IT can also aid in reducing swelling and inflammation.
Witch hazel leaves are a cooling topical astringent. They can help control bleeding, relieve pain, and help reduce swelling.
Yarrow Flower can be helpful in minimizing bleeding and reducing the potential for infection. It may also alleviate dry skin.