Post Partum Bath for Mommy and Baby (natural perineal healing recipe)

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perineal healing herb bath brew for mom and baby

A Mommy and Me bath is a great opportunity to spend some quality relaxation time with your little one. This bath recipe from Dr. Beverly Huang, ND has a number of benefits. It can help your baby’s umbilical cord dry and fall off and heal the perineum.

Download pdf for healing herbs bath recipe


1 entire head of garlic, chopped

1 cup of sea salt

1 tbsp uva ursi leaf

1 tbsp hydrastis root

1 tbsp shepherd’s purse

1 tbsp comfrey leaves


1. Boil hydrastis root and chopped garlic together covered for one hour in 4-6 cups of water. Ensure it does not boil dry.

2. Pour over fresh herbs and steep for 30 minutes.

3. Strain and pour into bath.

This bath can be repeated 1-2 times a day for three days after birth but don’t forget to run the recipe by your healthcare provider before you try it (they may suggest sponge bathing your baby for a period of time after birth).

For more about Dr. Beverly Huang, ND or to book an appointment, visit the Grassroots Naturopathic Medicine website.

Click here for related posts for pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum including Dr. Beverly’s botanical padsicle recipe.

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