I don’t know about you, but I thought my postpartum pain was much worse than childbirth. I would rather go through labor again.
I had several vaginal tears including a brutal episiotomy and severe hemorrhoids which took months to heal fully. I used some amazing postpartum products that saved my butt (literally!)
Whether you had a natural delivery or not, you are going to experience discomfort, soreness, and pain for weeks after childbirth.
If you are a first-time mom, I highly recommend putting together a postpartum basket before you go into labor. Trust me! You will need it!
One postpartum product that I want to talk to you about is Postpartum Spray. I don’t know why no one mentioned it to me; it was LIFE CHANGING! Your lady parts are going to be swollen and sore for days after birth.
The thought of using the bathroom will scare the death out of you (NOT EVEN KIDDING) That’s where a Postpartum Spray and a Peri Bottle will save you a lot of tears. (P.S: if you don’t know what a Peri Bottle is, You have to read this.)
What is a Postpartum Perineum Spray?
A Postpartum Perineum spray acts as a numbing spray that you can spray before, during or after you use the toilet. You might notice a stinging burning sensation when you pee after delivery. It makes sense though, your perineum area is still raw and will have some open cuts and wounds after birth, and it is going to burn when uric acid touches it.
A Postpartum Spray will also foster perineum healing by reducing soreness and swelling. When looking for a postpartum spray, it is essential to look for one that doesn’t have any harmful ingredients. Look for natural and a herbal bottom spray that is gentle on the wounds but soothing and healing to the perineum.
What’s In a Postpartum Spray:
Whether you buy a postpartum bottom spray or decide to make it yourselves (recipe below) , you will likely use some if the ingredients below. All of these ingredients are used for natural postpartum healing and has anti-inflammatory properties.
As always, care should be taken while using essential oils and herbs. If you have any medical condition, it is always recommended to talk to your doctor before using them.
Witch Hazel is a very common ingredient found in Postpartum Spray. Witch Hazel is a natural astringent that helps tame down burning and itching sensation. Witch Hazel also has anti-septic properties that help prevent infection down there. Witch Hazel in a Postpartum spray offers great relief in treating hemorrhoids.
I’m sure you know that Aloe Vera gel is a great moisturizer for the skin. Apart from that, it also has amazing anti-bacterial and cooling properties. Aloe gel is also believed to increase wound healing by increasing the cell generation.
Some of the useful essential oils that can be used for postpartum healing are:
Lavender : Great for soothing and healing irritated skin.
Chamomile : Rich in Anti-oxidants, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal.
Peppermint: Has a very cooling effect on the skin.
Frankincense : Helps reduce and relieve perineal pain.
Best Postpartum Spray:
Earth Mama Herbal Perineal Spray:
Earth Mama Herbal Spray is made of Organic Witch Hazel, cooling cucumber and organic herbs like Lavender and Peppermint. All these ingredients have been used for thousands of years in various cultures to promote postpartum mood and healing.
Earth Mama Herbal Spray does not contain any artificial fragrances or harmful chemicals; you can be assured that your lady bits are treated most safely.
I highly recommend getting a two-pack for starters, because you don’t want to run out of it. Trust me when I say that you do not want to go to the toilet without this.
Motherlove – Sitz Bath Spray:
If you like having Sitz Bath, then you would LOVE this Sitz Bath Spray by Motherlove. It contains grain alcohol, healing herbs like yarrow, uva ursi, and witch hazel leaf, and essential oils like grapefruit and lavender.
All the ingredients to make this wonderful postpartum spray are certified USDA organic. If you are sensitive to gluten, you might worry about grain alcohol. The grain alcohol is derived from cane, and it does not contain any gluten.
Motherlove Sitz Spray has a pleasant, refreshing smell that makes you feel fresh. The herbs and oils used are also known to uplift your mood. The spray comes in a glass bottle, and just a couple of sprays goes a long way.
This is hands down the best spray to use if you have hemorrhoids. The only con is that I found it hard to spray upside down. A simple trick that helped resolve this issue is to remove the straw on the inside.
DIY Postpartum Spray:
If you are a DIY mama, then you can follow this postpartum spray recipe below, make your own healing spray and save some money.
Postpartum Perineum Spray Recipe:
1/4 Cup Witch Hazel.
1/4 Cup Distilled Water
2 table spoon Aloe Vera gel
4 drops Lavender Essential Oil
4 drops Frankincense Essential Oil
Glass Spray Bottles
How To Make Postpartum Spray:
To make the postpartum spray, gather all the ingredients mentioned above.
Step 1: Fill the glass bottle with Witch Hazel (1/4 cup). Make sure to use an alcohol free, organic witch hazel (like this one)
Step 2: Add the pure Aloe Vera Gel and give it a good shake. You can even use the gel from the real plant, if you want to.
Step 3: Add the essential Oils. I highly recommend using therapeutic grade, high quality, organic essential oils.
Step 4: Add distilled water, close the spray bottle and give it a good shake.
Step 5: Store it in the refrigerator and use as you like.
You can also use this same recipe to make postpartum pads or use it with tuck pads. This mixture can also be used with the peri bottle. However, I would skip using Essential oils when I’m using it in a peri bottle. Peri bottles are usually plastic and oils may react with the plastic.
Let’s Wrap Up:
I know it looks like you are never going to feel normal down there again. You just need to rest a lot, give it some time and your body will bounce back to its normal self. Make some time to take care of your lady bits. Using a postpartum spray feels great and it will help your sore tissues heal faster.
Put this or this one in your baby registry list or try the DIY recipe listed above.
Have you tried a Postpartum Spray? Did it make a difference? Let me know in the comments below!