Herbal Sitz Bath
with Lavender, Comfrey, & Rosemary
Recommended by midwives and OB’s, sitz baths use the principles of hydrotherapy to promote healing and comfort mom after she has given birth. Our botanical blend of healing herbs, have traditionally been used for their reparative qualities, and offer a soothing respite in mom’s time of need.
The ingredients are the product:
calendula officinalis* (pot marigold), symphytum officinale* (comfrey) leaf, lavandula angustifolia* (lavender) flowers, rosmarinus officinalis* (rosemary) leaf, rosa canina* (rose) petals, achillea millefolium* (yarrow) flower *certified organic
Method: Steep 1/3 of the herbs in 2 litres of boiled water for fifteen minutes. Strain and pour into a shallow basin. Immerse yourself in the infusion. Repeat as needed.
Comfrey: powerful vulnerary (healing); demulcent; soothing to irritated skin; astringent; wound healing, speeds healing due to constituent of allantoin
Lavender Flower: soothing, skin tonic; anti-bacterial; healing, calming
Rose Petals: emollient, anti-inflammatory
Rosemary Herb: anti-spasmodic, circulatory stimulant; soothing to muscle pain; carminative, anti-microbial; astringent
Yarrow Flowers: astringent, helpful for varicose veins and hemorrhoids
What are Sitz baths?
Sitz baths can be purchased from hospitals and are often available in the form of a small plastic basin that sits atop the toilet and should be filled with warm water. The principle of Sitz baths is based on hydrotherapy, whereby the warmth of the water promotes circulation in the pelvic area, thereby speeding up the healing process. A woman is recommended to sit in the basin for up to fifteen minutes or when the water becomes cool. Sitz baths are recommended immediately following delivery to soothe perineal tears, soreness, sometimes experienced as burning sensations.
What are Sitz baths used for?
Besides soothing perineum tears and soreness after delivery, sitz baths are beneficial in eliminating hemorrhoids and for soothing symptoms associated with bladder or yeast infections.
How often can sitz baths be taken?
Sitz baths can be taken as a weekly tonic treatment or used more frequently as part of a more rigorous health program.
- Sitz baths can be used for pre or post natal irritation such as yeast infections, hemorrhoids or tearing
- Our therapeutic bath offers healing herbs of calendula, comfrey and yarrow flowers to help promote healing and soothe mom after labour
- Sitz baths are recommended as part of mom’s birthing kit to prepare her for postnatal care