Herbal Bath Tea for Post Partum Healing (Sitz Bath)
If your doctor has recommended a Sitz Bath after giving birth, you might want to try this herbal bath tea. It is a great way to help soothe and heal after giving birth with herbs instead of chemicals. Every ingredient in this recipe promotes quick healing and relaxation for new mothers. Enough for two baths.
Ingredients & healing properties
· Calendula is gentle and soothing on skin and promotes cell repair. The antimicrobial and antiseptic properties in calendula make it great for speeding up wound recovery.
· Chamomile is anti-fungal, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antiseptic. It’s gentle on the skin and is one of the most common herbal bath teas.
· Rose petals are specifically great for reducing inflammation, with a scent known for its calming effect. It’s commonly used to ease anxiety and stress.
· Lavender helps soothe, as long as the scent is not overbearing. It’s said to be a helpful aid for depression, restlessness, and insomnia, in addition to the anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties.
· Lemon balm is refreshing and uplifting, and it’s a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.
· Comfrey relieves pain and inflammation, and helps speed up the recovery of wounds. It’s also said that comfrey can inhibit bleeding.
To use, run a hot bath and place the herb-filled bag in the water before enjoying the bath. The longer you let it infuse, the better. Or, place the muslin bag in a mason jar and fill it with water. Allow it to infuse for two to eight hours and add the water to your bath.
Be sure to use a drain strainer as the herbs will clog your drain.