Sitz Bath Herbs
A sitz bath is basically a small hip bath that you sit in that can help to ease the swollen, stretched muscles and tissues around your vagina after giving birth.
Sitz baths will also help heal perineal tears. You can either use a small basin or plastic tub placed in the bathtub that you squat into, or you can buy an inexpensive, and much more comfortable basin that fits right onto your toilet seat.
You can also put the herbs in a crock pot on low and keep adding water, using washcloths as a way to bathe your perineum. Or add a cups worth of tea to a small bath.
Prepare your sitz bath
To prepare your sitz bath...
• Pour boiling water over four ounces of your herbal sitz bath blend.
• Let it sit and steep for at least four hours.
• Strain it into a bowl, or directly into your basin and then sit with your vaginal area in the tea for about 15 minutes.
• Repeat several times a day if you do not have stitches, and enjoy the powerful healing of a simple herbal infusion.
This is designed for educational purposes only and is not intended to serve as medical advice. The information provided should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease. It is not a substitute for professional care. If you have or suspect you may have a health problem, you should consult your health care provider.