Touché, Mom. Touché.
I generally don't refer to oils as potions, but this little concoction is nothing short of magical. After I gave birth to our fifth child, Rob asked me to use oils for my postpartum recovery. Now, I'm all for testing these things out - but I have to be honest...the thought of using oils after pushing out a baby had me in all sorts of a tissy. I kept asking Rob, "Isn't it going to burn like crazy?!" He assured me it wouldn't.
I was POSITIVE he was lying to me.
I mean, how on earth could that not hurt? Even the numbing spray they give you in the hospital has some burning before the numbing effect kicks in. So when birth-day came, and Seth was born, I was left with two tears. There may have been some nasty looks and or mutterings as Rob handed me a little spray bottle before I used the restroom for the first time after delivery, but I tried it (mostly so I could come out screaming about the EXTRA pain he had put me through after just having given birth).
Not a single burn. Not even a little burn-let. And after that absoutely no pain.
I kid you not, I used that spray every time I used the bathroom in the hospital and for about two days after I got home, and nothing. ZERO perineum pain for the entire recovery. Not once did I even crack open the numbing pain that they give you in the hospital. It was that magical.
It has taken me a while to put this one up mostly because of the nature of the story. But I decided that I'm not the first woman to give birth - nor the last - and if this helps someone else's recovery, then this blog's purpose is fulfilled.
Magical Postpartum Potion Directions:
Fill a 2 oz glass spray bottle 3/4 full with water (I purchase mine HERE)
~remember that the oils will break down plastics, so it's safer to use glass
Add 20 drops Immortelle Blend,
or 10 drops Lavender, 10 drops Frankincense and 5 drops Helichrysum (whatever you have on hand)
Shake well and spray.
*This spray also works wonders on circumcision recovery, should you choose to go that route, but I'll get more into that in my next couple of posts. Not circumcision (HELLO, controversy!) but more oils for newborn care.