Instructions for using Sitz herbs that I have packaged

To use the sitz bath combo I have packaged you can do a couple things. You can make a tea which will last for four days and will get you 'more bang for your buck' Or you can simply make each sitz bath 20-60min before use.


To make soon before use:

boil about 6 cups of water.

add half of the package of herbs to the water.

Turn off the heat, cover and let steep for 20-60minutes.

Pour this into a 'sitz bath' or peri bottle and squirt on perineum and over entire genital area. Or put the brew in a bowl/basin that you can sit in and squat in it for about 15 minutes.

Do this 1-2 times a day 1-2 weeks.




To make sitz "tea"


Boil 1 gallon of water


Add 2 cups herb mix


Cover and turn heat down to Low. Simmer for 15-20minutes.


Remove from heat and let steep for 1 hour


Pour tea through cheesecloth to remove herbs.


Add 4 Tablespoons Sea Salt (not regular table salt) and Stir well


Store 'tea' in fridge in closed container


Will keep for 4 days



To use: add 1cup of tea to hot water for sitz bath.


Or 4 cups of tea to a shallow bathtub of hot water.


Soak once or twice a day for 15minutes during the 2weeks after birth.


After soaking air dry or dry perineum with a hair dryer on low for 1 minute.


*The "tea" instructions are from the "The Art of the Sitz Bath" by Adrienne Leeds Midwifery Today 2003