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With only 4 weeks before my due date it’s safe to say I am panicking a bit. Months ago I saw myself having everything together before the end of 2017. That’s was cute and naive of me. However, I have been working to get several things prepared for our BIG DAY and postpartum journey!
I started to research natural ways and things to prepare for postpartum. Everyone has a different pain tolerance after birth and I wasn’t sure how my experience would go. I wanted to make sure I had plenty of natural options prepared and ready to go to use after our Baby Bear arrives.
I researched natural and effective post part care. I wanted to share with you this postpartum soothing spray I made to keep in my hospital bag and bring home with me after our little one arrives.
All of the ingredients in the spray are natural, soothing ingredients that you can use to ease pain in your lady parts after having a baby.
Witch hazel is used to help heal any cuts or irritation. I use witch hazel to help sooth razor burn, also. Witch hazel decreases swelling and helps soothe the area.
Essential Oils for Postpartum
Frankincense oil helps to prevent scarring and heals any broken skin or irritation.
Clary sage oil helps with circulation and has antimicrobial properties. Meaning it can help prevent the growth of bacterial or fungal infections. It can also help relive pain and discomfort.
Lavender oil is a must have for postpartum care because of it’s relaxing properties. However, in this spray lavender is useful for calming the skin and relieving any swelling.
How to Make Soothing Postpartum Spray
- 6 Tablespoons of Witch Hazel
- 6 drops of frankincense oil
- 4 drops of clary sage oil
- 6 drops of lavender oil
- 1 glass spray bottle
Mix all of the ingredients in a glass spray bottle so you can mist the area when you are need of pain relief. I made mine and made several smaller bottles to stash in the bathroom and my purse in case we were out somewhere and I felt uncomfortable.
I have also used similar ingredients to make postpartum pain relief padsicles. You can find the how-to here! Both this soothing spray and padsicles were DIY must haves in my natural postpartum care kit! I have also shared on YouTube a tutorial video of how I made postpartum padsicles and a shared all of my natural postpartum must haves. Feel free to share this post if you know a Momma-to-Be or if you want to save it for your own postpartum journey, don’t forget to pin it!
Thank you so much for always being supportive and following along! Until next time!!