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Postpartum Comfrey Pads:
Boil and steep comfrey leafs in pot of water (about 1/2 cup leaves in 4 cups water).
Strain leaves out of water
Pour comfrey water over large night pads, that are laid out on a cookie sheet.
Drop several drops of vitamin E oil on pads.
Place in freezer.
After slightly frozen, rewrap pads in their wrappers.
Store in freezer until after birth.
Use pads as ice packs to sooth a sore bottom after birth!
Here are some other labor and post partum recipes I have!
The Laboraide recipe I used I found in Dr. Sears' books:
1/3 cup lemon juice
1/3 cup honey
1/4-1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1-2 calcium tablets, crushed
Add enough water to make 1 quart.
Sitz Bath Recipe:
Bring 4 quarts of water to a boil. Take the pan off the stove and add one handful each of the following dried herbs (use two handfuls if the herbs are fresh):
To this mixture add good quality sea salt without iodine. Add ½ to 1 cup of salt depending on the size of your tub.
Strain the liquid and add the tea to your bath water. Soak and enjoy. Your baby can enjoy this bath with you, too.
- Keep some witch hazel or aloe, or a mixture of the two, in the refrigerator. Use a plastic squeeze bottle to apply to the perineal area as often as you like. This mixture will ease discomfort and encourage healing of the perineal tissues.
- Apply some tea tree oil to the perineal area with a q-tip or cotton ball. You can dilute the tea tree oil with ¼ teaspoon almond or olive oil. Then sprinkle on a mixture of equal parts of goldenseal, comfrey, myrrh, and Echinacea powders. Hold a warm wash cloth on the area. This will help to reduce swelling and redness after a few applications.