Natural Births

Herbal Bath

A soothing, soaking warm bath to soften, relax and clean what no longer serves you.

For thousands of years,

women have used herbs and passed their wisdom down to their daughters. Healing Herbal Baths are used to nourish and build the millions of cells that our amazing bodies create every second. This is why it is essential to understand the attunement built into our cells after all the generations before us. Wild foods once nourished our bodies and, therefore, they are capable of recognizing the special relationship between our bodies and the vital elements needed from and concentrated in herbs.

Photo by: Veronika Lindberg

When creating your unique formula, it is essential to remember that we are each unique and ever-changing. The herbs chosen for you should give you a healing experience with the main focus on helping you heal your body, ground, and connect with your inner self to facilitate the acceptance of your body changes and moods to find peace and root. 

Healing Herbs Baths can be received after four weeks of postpartum, although preferably after the 40th day of giving birth. However, this heartwarming ceremony will provide better results if you mix it with a postpartum belly massage accompanied by the "La Cerrada" ritual, also known as the "Closing of the Bones."

Here is a list of the herbs I feel called by and enjoy working with during baths: 

  • Arnica: has a remarkable and rapid ability to reduce bruises and swellings. It is also used for sore muscles.   
  • Calendula: has anti-inflammatory, astringent, wound healing, and anti-microbial properties. It softens the skin and reduces inflammation. 
  • Chamomile: this is an herb that has been used to help ease anxiety and relax your muscles and sore perineal area. For centuries it has been used as an anti-inflammatory and mild astringent. As a traditional medicine, it treats wounds, eczema, skin irritations, bruises, hemorrhoids, mastitis, and other ailments. Chamomile is widely used for inflammation of the skin and mucous membranes and for various bacterial infections of the skin. In addition, it is used as a uterine tonic in women, and it can also be effective in treating arthritis and back pain.
  • Comfrey Leaves and Root: soothes and heals with astringent properties, helps keep the tissues flexible, and reduces itching.
  • Lavender Flowers: in addition to its calming nature, lavender also has powerful healing properties. It is well known for its pain-relieving properties and for keeping infection at bay. In addition, it adds a pleasant smell to the herbal bath and simultaneously promotes healing and topical analgesia.
  • Mugwort: used by many generations, is known for promoting circulation, can help tone the uterus, it has analgesic/pain killer properties as well as antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, calming, and muscle relaxant.
  • Plantain Leaf: wound healing, relieves inflammation or irritation, anti-inflammatory, astringent and anti-microbial properties. It helps to reduce pain and itching.
  • Rosemary: This herb has many qualities. It is used for reducing anxiety and depression. It is antibacterial with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It also aids the microvascular circulation to the uterus, ovaries, and fallopian tubes to promote healing.
  • Rose Petals: can provide temporary comfort for pain. It adds a pleasant scent to promote relaxation and can stimulate sexual desire. It is also known to help treat sore and cracked nipples.
  • Shepherd's Purse: releases its medicinal factors quickly in water, making it an excellent addition to an herbal bath, and it is a potent blood coagulant and vasoconstrictor.
  • Uva Ursi Leaf: has astringent, anti-bacterial, and antiseptic properties and is a potent diuretic; great for reducing swelling and minimizing hemorrhoids.
  • Yarrow Flower: has astringent properties, helps soothe achiness and helps tighten veins.  This flower is another ideal ingredient for reducing swelling and treating hemorrhoids.
  • Sage: is an anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and anti-depressive herb that can also be used to stimulate breast milk production or flow in lactating women.
  • St. John's wort: the historical use of this herb as an anti-depressant is ancient, long preceding the existence of psychiatry as a medical field. It is also known for supporting the nervous system, being an anxiolytic, and used for its anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and antiviral properties.
  • Witch hazel blossoms: its astringent and anti-inflammatory properties have been used successfully for healthier skin and is often used as a facial wash. It is also an antihemorrhagic herb known to be effective for treating varicosities and hemorrhoids.
  • Sea Salt: helps to balance electrolytes, is mineral-rich and helps to reduce inflammation and promote healing.
Photo by: Veronika Lindberg

The Herbal Bath is a beautiful ritual.  I love crafting a bath, especially for you, with the perfect balance of plant medicines containing the right tone, smell, and purpose to help facilitate the proper nourishment of your body, mind, heart, and spirit. 

* Please be cautious and do not misuse the information provided above. These effects are received when working with the herbs externally while soaking in the bath. However, the results can be different if ingested. If you have further questions on how Plant Medicine can benefit you, please contact your local herbalist specialist and general physician.