Before having kids, I didn’t have a clue what the word “natural” implied. It simply didn’t matter much if something fit into this sort of genre.
But things IMMEDIATELY changed when I got pregnant. Everything went organic, natural, and homemade whenever I could. I learned to sew and can foods, garden and everything in between.
Did this happen to you too?
In my years working with mamas, I find that this experience is something that happens to many of us. There is something magical about pregnancy that brings us back to our roots, to a time when these things were simply a way of life. The word “natural” even didn’t exist in context.
Motherhood in our society has taken a steep turn in the opposite direction from this way of living but much like a swinging pendulum, we mamas are yearning for something more and making the turn back to our earthly roots.
You certainly don’t have to be “that” kind of mama to want more for you and your baby. Natural and organic are linked to healthier families, and with sky-rocking healthcare costs and a surge of illnesses that sweep our country every year, it’s simply a new necessity to living.
In working with postpartum, I’ve also found that many homemade balms, salves, and blends have been genuinely nourishing and healing; not only amazing as a preventative tool, but also effective, many times, far more effective than prescription medications.
Over the last decade, I’ve gathered an astounding list of 30+ natural recipes that are effective at preventing, healing, and rejuvenating both mama and baby. They are so amazing, that I still use them today, even for my pre-teen kids!
This last week, I launched a new eCourse and PDF download called Herbal Recipes for Postpartum Healing. In it, there are recipes, videos, and how-to’s specific for balancing hormones, breastfeeding, cesarean healing, belly healing, general postpartum healing, and so much more!
All recipes are long studied traditional (even ancient) recipes and tools, found from studying other cultures, Chinese Medicine, and modern postpartum needs. And of course, ALL recipes are safe for mom, baby, and breastfeeding.
Here’s a few of my most absolute favorite recipes!
Scar & Stretch Mark Salve
- Small glass jar
- 1/4 cup shea butter
- 2 tbsp. almond oil
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1 tbsp. calendula flowers
- 1/4 tsp. dried ginger root
Place the calendula flowers in a small size canning jar, along with the almond oil. With the lid on, warm the ingredients in a double boiler. After 45 minutes, remove the jar and let cool. Once the oil infusion reaches room temperature, strain the mixture into a pot using a cheesecloth. Squeeze out the flowers before discarding. Add the other ingredients to the pot and heat until melted, stirring constantly. Pour into a small glass jar and let cool completely before use.
Sleepy Time Baby Balm
- Medium glass jar
- 1/4 cup shea butter
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 20 drops lavender essential oil
- 10 drops frankincense essential oil
- 15 drops roman chamomile essential oil
Warm the shea butter and coconut oil in a pot on the stove. Continually mix until completely melted. Add the essential oils and mix. Pour mixture into the glass jar and let cool completely before placing the lid on or using. During your sleep time routine, rub the balm on your baby’s toes, temples, or chest to help them calm and find a peaceful sleep.
Your mind, body, and baby are incredibly important and because of the rawness of the postpartum time, you need the best and most purest form of support.
I’m going to give you the first 8 pages of the 38-page PDF recipe book, so you, as one of my favorite mamas, can see and enjoy this amazing healing too.
You can get the full Recipe Guide, along with an 11-part video series here.
In the eCourse, you’ll get:
- You will get lifetime access to my recipe book and my accompanying video series…because these healing methods go far beyond the postpartum period.
- Powerful postpartum healing recipes to ease discomfort and speed up the healing process
- My secret recipe for an all-natural scar and stretch mark salve
- Safe and gentle recipes for diapering, moisturizing, and teething babies
- Breastfeeding recipes that increase milk supply and ease initial discomfort
- Baby balms and essential oil blends that encourage better sleep patterns
- …and much, much more!
And it’s important to give your new body and your new baby the best start possible. This eCourse and recipe book will give you all of the tools you need to heal your postpartum body in the most natural way possible. Get your Herbal Recipes for Postpartum Healing: Your easy guide to 30+ healing recipes for mother, baby, and home here. Or simply get the first 8 pages for free!