Also known as witchsicles, this recipe is a botanical ice pack for your perineum, post delivery. I find that healing inflamed and sore sensitive tissues is the perfect balance between using heat and cold therapy. To promote optimal healing and relieve pain, I personally found that ice and cold helped keep perineal inflammation low for the first 2-3 days post birth. After the first 2-3 days, I recommend switching to heat by sitting on a heated pad, blanket or heat pack as well as practicing yoni steaming.
Here's how its done....
- 3 cups of Soothing Herbal Bath (steeped)
- 1 cup of Alcohol Free Witch Hazel
- 20 drops of Lavender Essential Oil
- 2 tsp. Calendula Tincture (optional)
Open up the pad, leaving it in the wrapper. Mix together your solution. Pour approximately 1/8 cup of the solution into the pad, wrap it back up and place all of the pads into a freezer ziploc bag. Keep them in the freezer and just pop one out when you need one!