Will anyone contribute to this thread? I hope so! I've been thinking a lot about what oils and herbs to have on hand for labor and postpartum. I know it's been discussed here and there on some other threads, but maybe it would be nice to have a thread for this sort of info. Here's what I'm thinking so far but would like other suggestions :)
Essential oils I plan on using during/after labor: lavender and rose absolute to promote a calm atmosphere (will use on my temples, maybe a diffuser), clary sage to help with circulation and healing, helichrysum for perineal and belly after care,
Herbs: I already have an herb blend for sitz baths and perineal care that includes comfrey, witch hazel, yarrow and rosemary. I'm also thinking of steeping some calendula and chamomile in a nice carrier oil for my belly to use when I start wrapping.
I'm also planning to make witch hazel pads to stick in the freezer.