12 ounces. Makes 3-4 baths per bag.
This Herbal Afterbirth Bath can be used to aid in healing of Mom's tissues and baby's cord after birth. A loved recipe by many this bath provides comfort and healing after the work of birth in a natural, healthy way.
When the herbal bath is brewed and added to bathtub water, it turns the water a dark yellow/brown color. The smell is really lovely. An ingredient list and preparation instructions are on the package.
The herbal bath is therapeutic for mother/baby bonding, aromatherapy, reducing perineal swelling, healing perineal lacerations, and helping with hemorrhoids.
- Comfrey Leaf
- Lavender Flowers
- Shepherd's Purse
- Uva Ursi Leaves
- Plantain leaf
- Red Raspberry Leaves
- Yarrow flowers
- Sea salt
Place 1 cup of herbs in 2 qts. of boiling water and remove from heat. Let herbs steep for 15-20 minutes. Strain and add to additional bath water in a tub being careful not to over dilute. Baby & Mom should soak for at least 20 minutes to allow healing to cord and perineum.
Herbal baths are safe for use a few hours after birth through an indefinite period. Circumstances where using the herbal bath would not be safe would be in the case of a large amount of postpartum blood loss, particularly where the mother is still faint and weak; the heat of the warm bath water can cause complications (obviously if this is the situation, the mother's care provider will likely still be present and dictating care). The only other contraindication for use would be if the mother has an allergy to one of the herbs in the bath mix. The most common allergy (though still very rare) that clients have to this bath is lavender.
This is an In His Hands' special recipe which we blend ourselves.