Preparing for childbirth? Hooray for preparation! A lot of women get so distracted with preparing for baby’s arrival, they forget about taking care of themselves once he/she has arrived! If you have delivered/are going to deliver your child vaginally, your nether regions will be crying out for some comfort. This spray is a wonderful way of providing some nice soothing relief. You can either put this in a glass 2 ounce spray bottle (like these), or you can use the plastic squeeze bottle that your hospital/birth center provides. You will just have to adjust the measurements depending on the volume of the bottle. This recipe is for a 2 ounce bottle.
I also recommend the spray bottle over the squeeze bottle as you won’t waste as much of this precious liquid. You will need to keep that other squeeze bottle, though! Don’t throw it away! Fill it with water and keep it next to the toilet to hose off after you’ve gone to the bathroom. Pat dry – then use this spray!
This Spray Includes the Following:
- Witch Hazel (alcohol free): A mild astringent that provides anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiseptic, and anti-fungal benefits.
Aloe Vera: Accelerates healing and relieves pain. Softens and smooths the skin.Clary Sage: One of the most powerful essential oil relaxant. It can help relax the muscles and relieve aches and pains.Frankincense: Can help kill infection-causing bacteria, tone and contract tissue, regenerate skin. It also helps reduce stress and calms the nervous system.Lavender: Provides a calming and relaxing effect. Also has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antispasmodic properties. It stimulates the growth of new cells, prevents, scarring, and eases pain. In summary, lavender is your “cure all” in the essential oil realm. You can use it for nearly anything!
Alright! Let’s get mixin’!
1 ounce alcohol Witch Hazel (half of the 2 ounce bottle). I love this one!
0.5 ounces of Aloe Vera – This one is great. Make sure it’s 100% real aloe vera without any fillers or other added chemicals
0.5 ounces filtered water
3 drops Clary Sage
5 drops Frankincense
5 drops Lavender
Mix all ingredients together in the bottle. Shake before use! You can throw in some other essential oils if you are partial to alternatives. Tea Tree could be an awesome additive to this mixture as it has antimicrobial, antibacterial, antiseptic, and antiviral properties!
Keep it next to the toilet for ease of use. You can also spray it directly onto your pads or panty-liners to give some longer lasting relief! This spray can also feel nice in the event you get some friendly hemmorhoids joining in on all the fun!
When using essential oils, please please please make sure you are using 100% aromatherapy grade oils with no fillers or additives! And as always, test this mixture out on a small patch of skin (not your vagina!) to make sure you do not have a bad reaction to it.
Curious about getting started with essential oils? Ask me how!
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