Natural Postpartum Healing
If you’ve ever had a baby or are gearing up for your first you have either used or heard of “Tucks Pads”. If you’re like I was with my first pregnancy you’re like what’s what’s? A little trip to Target will show you that these lovely pads are for hemoroidal soothing. Yaaay, welcome to the world of having a baby.
But guess what, those first few weeks after you have a baby are brutal (sorry, you need to know this!) and you will be so glad you have them. Especially when gearing up for the dreaded first poo after delivery. Yep, terrifying.
Well you guys know me, I can’t just sit by and assume that the ones recommended by our doctors are safe. And guess what, a simple ingredient search turned up a few questionable ingredients like “methylparaben”. A quick google search will show you that the FDA is still trying to figure out if this ingredient, often found in cosmetics, is safe and whether or not it can lead to breast cancer.
I don’t know about you but I don’t want to take my chances. Especially when this particular product is going in a very private, direct to your bloodstream place. So let’s make our own minus all the other questionable junk.
The combination of ingredients below are naturally cooling and have antibacterial properties. They also help to reduce inflammation and assist with healing the skin.
1 cup Witch Hazel
4 tbs Aloe Vera Juice (you should have this already if you made padsicles)
10 drops Tea Tree Oil
20 drops Lavender Oil
Glass mason jar
Mix all the liquid ingredients to the glass mason jar.
Put the lid on and shake to combine.
Put the cotton rounds in the liquid and allow them to soak.
Strain liquid from jar leaving the cotton rounds in the mason jar. Save the strained liquid in another glass jar with lid in the refrigerator so you can easily make more.
Keep the saturated pads in the jar with the lid on until you’re ready to use. Store them in the refrigerator for extra cooling.