Having my body heal properly after baby I extremely important to me. I’ve heard so many things to do before and after baby, that its been a bit overwhelming. The one thing that sparked my attention in preparing for life postpartum was the aloe vera/lavender pads. You make these ahead of time and freeze them, so that the ingredients are permeated into them. I wanted to share the “recipe” for how to put these together, for any of my expectant moms. These would also be good for anyone who has a situation down below that might make them sensitive or possible in pain.
What I used:
100% pure Aloe Vera gel
100% certified organic lavender essential oil
Regular maxi pads *I usually wear thin w/ wings, but decided to go with the old fashion regular ones. I will, if need be make some pads with the thins ones.
How I did it:
Unwrap pad from wrapper. Spread a generous dollop of aloe vera gel all over the pad. Pour about 2-3 drops at most on the pad. I would do a drop at the top, middle, and back of the pad. Fold and wrap pad back up and wrap how every many you have up in aluminum foil and freeze.
By freezing them, they will be ready for you once you get home from the hospital or whatever birthing setting you have. The aloe vera is cooling and the lavender is soothing. There are plenty of other ingredients you can use to facilitate healing, I recommend Googling “postpartum pads” if you want to see reference other recipes. I’m pretty sensitive, so I strayed from using anything outside of the aloe vera gel and lavender essential oil. To be honest, I almost didn’t get the oil, because I was so weary, but considering the properties, I thought it was a good idea.
I got the aloe vera gel at Wal-mart, you can get higher quality aloe vera gels at health food stores or whole food store. Of course you can find pads anywhere and I got the lavender essential oil at Vitamin Shoppe. You can also get it at health food or whole food store, or here on Amazon.
*I guess* I’ll do a review on these at some point and let you all know how they did or didn’t facilitate in my healing and recovery after baby arrives. Odds are that I’ll probably mention a little blurb somewhere in my postpartum updates. 🙂