Postpartum Sitz Bath
Available in two sizes: Small - 0.5 oz sealed pouch or Large - 1 oz sealed pouch
Made by a momma for other moms! This blend was lovingly put together by an herbalist to provide support during the difficult postpartum stage after giving birth. Herbs were grown and gathered on the Good Dawn Rising homestead.
This blend is centered around one of the first seeds planted on the Good Dawn Rising homestead and a beloved native perennial – Yarrow! Yarrow is best known for its vulnerary (wound healing) properties. It is antiseptic, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, astringent, and analgesic. It helps to regulate the flow of blood to and from the skin’s surface which supports your body’s natural healing process. A perfect companion for your postpartum recovery.
Along with Yarrow, this blend also includes calendula, mugwort, plantain, lavender, and chamomile. Calendula is another well-known vulnerary supporting tissue repair. In Greek mythology, Mugwort is an herb of Artemis – goddess of fertility and childbirth – and in astrological herbalism, it is an herb of the planet Venus which means it supports the female reproductive system. Though it is not recommended during pregnancy due to its properties as an emmenagogue (stimulates pelvic blood flow and menstruation) it can be very useful after giving birth. Plantain is used as an vulnerary and anti-inflammatory. While lavender and chamomile are both beneficial to supporting the skin, they also provide a wonderful scent that supports relaxation.
Ingredients: Yarrow, Calendula, Mugwort, Plantain, Lavender, and Chamomile
Directions: Make an infusion of 2 tbsp herb blend per 1 cup of water – make it like you would a tea – boil water and pour over herbs, let sit 5-10 minutes and strain. How much you make will depend on whether you are using a bathtub, sitz bath, or peri bottle. It is recommended to add at least 4 cups of infusion for a full bathtub, 1-2 cups infusion diluted with 1-2 cups water in a sitz bath, and for a peri bottle you can do half infusion half water. Make sure infusion is at a comfortable temperature before using. You can make a batch ahead of time and save in the fridge to reheat for up to 24 hrs. You can also add epsom salt to your bath for added benefits.