After you have baby, your downstairs area is pretty sensitive and can be a little bit of a mess especially if you tore or had an episiotomy, but don’t worry it will heal! (Don’t take a sitz bath until your doctor or midwife okay’s it)
A herbal sitz bath can help your body speed up its recovery process. It can help dissolve your stitches, help clean up down there, and help relieve some of the pain that you’re feeling from tearing and/or just giving birth in general. It can help with hemorrhoids as well. Take a 20 minute bath twice a day, that will help the most.
You can buy the ingredients to make your own or you can buy them online.
Here are some of the recipes:
- 1/2 cup Epsom salt
- 2 Tablespoons baking soda
- 2 Tablespoons witch hazel
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 8 drops lavender essential oil
- 8 drops chamomile essential oil