DIY Postpartum Pain
Delivery can bring on multiple aches and pains, including various degrees of tearing down in your lady bits! Not fun. In the hospital they’ve got those amazing pads that provide the soothing cooling you need down there. Too bad we can’t all grab a handful to bring home! Well, now you can make your own version! These DIY postpartum pain relieving pads, or rather, DIY padsicles are super easy to make, and provide just the relief you need after delivery!
Trust me, these are so easy to make and the best part is, you only need 5 Items!
What You’ll Need:
Aloe Vera Gel: You want the gel, not the liquid. Like this Fruit of the Earth Aloe Vera Gel.
Thayer’s Rose Petal Witch Hazel: This is essential! Most witch hazel contains alcohol, which will sting any open wounds or tears. Not something you want when trying to soothe already aching bits! Thayer’s Rose Petal Witch Hazel has been the only one we can find that is alcohol free. Trust me, we went to many stores! After a day of searching we were only able to find it on Amazon: Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera.
Lavender Essential Oil: Lavender essential oil has many health benefits, with its ability to eliminate nervous tension, relieve pain, disinfect the skin, enhance blood circulation, and treat respiratory problems.
Tea Tree Oil: Tea Tree essential oil is known as a “cure all” with its antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiseptic, and antiviral properties. It acts a protective agent for your skin.
Gallon Size Freezer Bags: 12 pads fit easily in each gallon sized freezer bag. Place the pads gently into the freezer bag when you’re done, being careful not to squish the liquid out.
Open the pad, leaving the backing in place. You can do this on a counter, or over a baking dish.
Squirt the Witch Hazel directly onto the pad, letting it soak in, about 2 tablespoons, more if desired.
Add a liberal amount of Aloe Vera Gel onto the pad to cover it. Use a spoon or other handy utensil to evenly distribute the aloe vera across the pad.
Fold the pads back up and put them into the freezer bag. You can easily fit about 12 pads into a gallon sized freezer bag. Once your bag is full, stick it in the freezer to keep them frosty!
That’s it! Wasn’t that super easy?!
*Note: When you are ready to use the Padsicles, make sure you let them defrost for about 5-10 minutes. You don’t want it freezing to your skin! You will want to sit on a few towels while wearing these, or have another pad under them as they will leak a little.*