DIY Perineum Healing Spray and Padsicles

Being 38 weeks pregnant, my “nesting” and organization phase is well and truly underway!

So I also decided to make my own Perineum healing spray to help my postpartum.

The best thing about this spray is apart from being homemade, all natural and made with pure essential oils you can also use this to make “padsicles” which I will also post below.

This spray is designed to help with swelling, pain, toning and healing.

What you will need:

Glass Spray Bottle 100ml – I used Oils of Australia

Witch Hazel – I bought mine from Coles ( Acts as a toner and can be used on swollen body parts)

1 tbsp Aloe vera – I bought mine from Coles ( Used to cool/heal inflamed skin and relives swelling)

5-10 drops Lavender Essential Oil ( Aids in healing, relives inflammation and is antibacterial)

5-10 drops Frankincense Essential Oil ( Heals broken skin, irritation and tears)

5-10 drops Clary Sage Essential Oil ( Relieves pain, cramping and re-tone area)

What to do:

  1. Fill up your bottle half way with Witch Hazel
  2. Add in your Essential Oils
  3. Add in Aloe Vera ( Optional – but this is great for an added cooling effect)
  4. Shake
  5. Top up with Witch Hazel
  6. Keep in the fridge for added cooling effect

You can use this spray anytime to aid in discomfort and especially after going to the toilet. You can even spray on your sanitary pads when changing for an added cooling/healing effect.

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How to Make Padsicles:

So now we have made the perineum cooling spray we can also use the same mixture to make padsicles, with a slight variation.

What you will need:

Perineum healing spray mixture ( as above)

Maternity Pads

1-2 tbsp Aloe Vera ( Per Pad)

Large plastic sandwich bags ( For freezer storage)

What to do:

  1. Open up maternity pads and apply the Aloe Vera
  2. Spray the pad with 12-15 sprays of the healing mixture
  3. Fold the pad back up with the wings in last
  4. Put the pad back into the original wrapper
  5. Place in plastic bag
  6. Place bag in freezer

Now you have some cooling, healing padsicles to use postpartum!

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