DIY Padsicles The Right Way

DIY Postpartum Pain
Relieving Pads

aka “Padsicles”

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!

DIY Padsicles The Right Way


What You’ll Need:

Pads: Any pads will do, as long as they’re not thin pads. You want them to be able to soak up the goodness you’re about to pour on them. I personally like these: Always Overnight Maxipads with Wings as they hold up well, and soak up a ton!

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.


Padsicle Instructions:

Step 1:

Open the pad, leaving the backing in place. You can do this on a counter, or over a baking dish.

DIY Padsicles Tutorial

Step 2:

Squirt the Witch Hazel directly onto the pad, letting it soak in, about 2 tablespoons, more if desired.

DIY Padsicles Tutorial

Step 3:

Add a few drops of each the Lavender essential oil and Tea Tree essential oil onto the pad. Essential oils are strong, so only a few drops are needed.

DIY Padsicles Tutorial

Step 4:

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.

DIY Padsicles Tutorial

Step 5:

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!

DIY Padsicles Tutorial

DIY Padsicles Tutorial

DIY Padsicles Tutorial

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.*

DIY Padsicles The Right Way

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