There are many herbal combinations out there for helping mama’s postpartum and so we thought we’d share why the herbs in our Herbal SItz Bath and Herbal Mama and Baby Soak were chosen.

Herbal Sitz bath

Herbal Sitz bath

Herbal Sitz Bath Contains:

Calendula Flowers: anti-inflammatory and wound healing
Chamomile Flowers: anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal, calming to both skin and mind
Lavender: calming, antibacterial, antifungal
Urva Ursi Leaf: antibacterial, anti-inflammatory
Comfrey: anti-inflammatory, promotes the formulation of new tissue
Yarrow: anti-inflammatory, antibacterial

Preparation: Place 2 tablespoons of herbs in reusable muslin bag provided and let steep in 2 cups of boiling water for 10 minutes. Use the resulting brew to either add with cooler water in a sitz bath pan or add to a shallow bath. Alternately, you can use a clean, cotton cloth (cloth diaper inserts work well) to soak in brew and use as a warm pack for your perineum. Pre-birth dip pads or diaper inserts in brew and freeze for a healing cold compress postpartum. Just remember to wrap each pad in plastic wrap so they don’t freeze together!

~Mama’s can also use sitz bath blend to promote the healing of c-section incisions.~

Screen Shot 2014-09-25 at 12.18.47 PMMama and Baby Soak Contains:
Calendula Flowers: anti-inflammatory and wound healing
Chamomile Flowers: anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal, calming to both skin and mind
Lavender: calming, antibacterial, antifungal
Oat tops: skin claming and moisturizing
Rose petals: soothing to all skin irritations

Preparation: Place 2 tablespoons in reusable muslin bag provided and throw into warm bath. Slip in with your baby and enjoy!

Our Mama and Baby Soak is an invitation to mom to take a moment to honor the special journey both she and her new baby have been on together. It creates the space to soothe both hers and her baby’s body as well as bring baby into an environment that is familiar, warm water. As a lactation counselor, I have directly seen the benefits of taking this time to be skin to skin in a calming warm bath on a new nursing relationship. This soak also serves as the perfect first bath for a new baby. No soap needed! The reusable muslin bag makes for easy cleanup. But, it must be said, a new baby in a bath of beautifully colored herbs floating around makes for a lovely photo!

Both make great shower or Mother Blessing gifts!