If only I had been wise after the birth of my first two children. Advil was taken. Medicated pads were used. The water that they gave me to “rinse myself” with wasn't cutting the mustard. And the uterine cramping when I first began nursing was almost unbearable.
As my sister prepared for having her first baby a few months ago, I knew that I wanted desperately to alleviate some of that discomfort for her. And since I'm set to give birth to my third in just a few more weeks, I figured it was the perfect time to experiment and think up a few post-baby-natural-remedies. Like this postpartum vaginal spray.
Because as anyone who has had a baby knows – it ain't pretty. Dignity is lost. Modesty is thrown out the window. Pain is experienced.
Luckily, there are wonderful and effective natural options for the crunchy Mama.
Not the least of which is this postpartum soothing spray.
Yes. If you're going to have another baby, you're going to need it. Perfect for that post-baby-“area.”
Postpartum Vaginal Spray
You will need:
– 6 tablespoons witch hazel
– 3 tablespoons aloe vera
– 6 drops Frankincense essential oil (I recommend this brand for their quality)
– 3 drops Clary Sage essential oil (I recommend this brand for their quality)
– 4 tablespoons filtered water
– Glass spray bottle (this helps to avoid any plastic contamination and maintains the quality of the essential oils)
Simply combine the ingredients together in the spray bottle. Gently shake to combine. Once you're ready to use post-baby, keeping it refrigerated will help to increase the “cooling relief” of the aloe and frankly, makes it quite refreshing for anyone to use. No judgement here, man.
Alternatively, this same solution can be doubled/tripled/quadrupled/etc. and poured over a feminine pad to slip into the ‘ol panties for a few days post-baby. That would be wonnnnnderful. As would an ice pack.
Hoping this healing spray brings you and your nether-regions great relief! I'm off to make a million batches. Ya know. Just to be prepared.