Anyone who has been through labor and delivery before will tell you, the postpartum struggle is real! Hemorrhoids are not a glamorous thing to talk about, but let's be honest, they are all too common an occurrence with all of the pushing and bearing down that takes place during delivery.
A sitz bath can offer amazing relief postpartum for not only hemorrhoids, but for perineal tears as well.
A sitz bath is simply a low bath with very warm water that offers soothing relief and promotes blood circulation to this delicate area which promotes healing. You can give your sitz bath a boost with healing herbs, salts, and essential oils. Here are two recipes to try in your sitz bath:
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HEALING SITZ BATH SALTS AND ESSENTIAL OILS
To make, mix all ingredients together and store in an airtight container (preferably glass).
To use, add a 1/4 cup of salts to a low bath containing very warm water, or to a sitz bath that sits on top of your toilet, such as this one.
HEALING HERBAL SITZ BATH TEA
To use, brew tea using boiling water and a loose leaf tea strainer such as this one. Add to your bath tub, keeping the water low to address your perineal area, or use a sitz bath that sits on top of your toilet, such as this one.
And here's a little video I put together to show you how easy it is to make these items at home using all natural ingredients.
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I hope these recipes make your postpartum recovery period more comfortable for you so that you can better enjoy every precious moment with your new little one!