Sitz Baths are a bath in which a person sits in warm water up to the hips. A herbal sitz bath may speed up your body's natural healing process.
Many baths are filled with anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, & naturally calming herbs to help mom & baby in post birth healing. It is great to use on umbilical cord healing as well as healing from c-section births.
Mango Butter originates from southern Asia & can be found in warmer tropical climates. Mango butter is extracted from kernels of the mango.
Mango butter is rich in oleic & stearic acids. It is high in antioxidants & Vitamins A, C & E. These fatty acids act as an emollient to soften & soothe the skin & hair. It helps in wound healing & contains regenerative properties.
Avocado oil is an edible oil pressed from the fleshy pulp surrounding the avocado pit. Avocados can grow year around making them very accessible in the market. This pulp produces an oil full of healthy fats, including oleic acid & essential fatty acids.
Avocado oil is loaded with chlorophyll – a natural source of magnesium. It is also best-known for removing heavy metals like mercury & lead from the liver, kidneys, brain, & other organs.
Coconut oil is an oil extracted from the meat of a mature coconut. It is harvested from the coconut palm.
Coconut oil is high in natural saturated fats. It protects the skin & has many antibacterial & anti-inflammatory properties making it great for fighting many skin ailments. Detoxifying, moisturizing, & nourishing.
Calendula is a plant related to the daisy. It is similar to aloe vera in that it has anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, & anti-bacterial properties. It’s used to treat wounds & scrapes. In oil form, it’s used to treat eczema, diaper rash, & rosacea.
Chamomile is another daisy-like plant. Popular uses of chamomile include treating hay fever, inflammation, muscle spasms, menstrual pain, & insomnia. Use chamomile in an infusion or bath, or as a tincture, which is a concentrated extract mixed with alcohol.
Kokum Butter is extracted from the fruit kernels of the Garcinia tree which is grown in the central east region of India.
Kokum butter has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, & antioxidant properties that make it ideal for damaged skin. It's been used to fight infections, & digestive disorders.
Catnip is a perennial herb found growing wild throughout North America & Europe where it's
thought to have originated. It is easily cultivated in any garden soil.
Catnip has been used in European folk medicine for generations as a calming agent for body & mind. It is gentle & is very useful for children & infants with digestive or emotional disturbances.
Comfrey Leaf is a perennial herb of the family Boraginaceae with a black,
turnip-like root and large, hairy broad leaves that bears small bell-shaped flowers of various colors, typically
cream or purplish, which may be striped.
Externally, it is said to speed wound healing due to its natural concentration of allantoin, a substance commonly used in the cosmetic industry. Allantoin promotes granulation & cell formation which aids in healing at the cellular level.
Helichrysum, the flower that contributes to the “everlasting” & “immortal” essential oil, is a European herb native of France, Italy, & a few neighboring countries. It is a very costly oil & scarcely available.
This essential oil has a wide range of remarkable medicinal properties. Can dissolve blood clots, used in fighting infections, & protects the nervous system. This oil does not allow your wounds to become septic. It can be safely applied to wounds, cuts, pricks, & any other open sores that may attract infection.
Essential oils are a natural oil typically obtained by distillation. An oil is "essential" in the sense that it contains the "essence of" the plant's fragrance plant or other source from which it is extracted.
Here is a list of gentle oils you may use on your newborn:
Melaleuca (Tea Tree oil)
Lemon or Lemom Balm
Tinctures are concentrated herbal extracts. They are usually extracted in alcohol, but can also be extracted in vegetable glycerine or apple cider vinegar (non-alcohol). Because tinctures are taken orally, their extracts reach the bloodstream quickly, having more immediate results & no need for digestion.
Tinctures are safe for infants, & pregnant & nursing women. One dose of an alcohol-based tincture has approximately the same alcohol content as eating a very ripe banana.
**Any statements made herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. My products not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, nursing, or have a medical condition, seek the advice of a health care professional before using my products. Keep out of reach of children.**