Post Partum Herb Bath Recipe

I have cobbled together this recipe of postpartum bath herbs from several super smart women I have met in my time as a birth doula and childbirth educator. I feel strongly in giving credit to the minds and skills of other women so here's who the smarties are: Aly, Kate, Jess, Emme, and Julie

You can buy herbs online at places like Mountain Rose Herbs or locally in the Twin Cities at acupuncturists or Present Moment Book Store

 Photo Credit: Danica Donnelly Photography

Photo Credit: Danica Donnelly Photography

Recipe: (1 oz each)

Comfrey Leaf
Comfrey Root
Calendula
Shepard’s Purse
Lavendar
Uva Ursi
Yarrow
6 - 10 small muslin bags (online or in store)
Paper bag and plastic ziplock type bag

Instructions: 

  1. Toss all the herbs together in a large paper or plastic bag.

  2. (optional) Fill muslin bags with herbs til they are full and save remaining.

  3. Fill your largest stock pot with water and bring to a boil

  4. Toss the herb satchel or 1 cup of loose herbs in the water, turn off the heat, and cover to let steep overnight or for several hours.

  5. Squeeze out herb bag or strain loose herbs out and put into a Ziploc resealable bag in the fridge for one more use. 

  6. Pour tincture into a pitcher, mason jar, or large bucket and keep refrigerated. 

How do use:

  • Fill half your peri-bottle with tincture and the rest with water for more comfortable urination.
  • Pour 2 cups of tincture in shallow hot water bath and soak two times daily for sitz bath. 

  • Wet a few pads with tincture and keep in the freezer until ready to use postpartum. Place inside hospital pad for cooling and healing. 

Other Awesome Postpartum Healing Strategies: