I am really looking for to a herbal bath after delivery. I did not have one after my first two births so i am very excited about having one this time. That said i am wondering what recipes others have used or are planning on using. Also how long after delivery do you take the first bath? Thanks ladies :)
After Birth Herbal Bath
My herb mix for postpartum contains equal-ish portions of calendula flowers, comfrey leaf & root, shepherd's purse, uva ursi and rosemary. I've written out instructions on the bag: add 1/4c herbs to a large pot of boiling water, steep several hours, strain meticulously! For peri-bottle, frozen pads and/or bath - add Epsom salts to bath.
I've asked that somebody make a batch of this right after the birth so I can have it for the peri-bottle and for the pads. Not sure when I will feel like having a bath ... probably the next day, and will bring baby in with me.