Make your own Baby Powder

Written by FairyDoula. Posted in For Baby

A soothing, natural alternative to talcum powder that you can easily make at home.

Ingredients

  • 1lb/450g arrowroot powder
  • ½oz/14g orris root powder
  • 1oz/28g slippery elm powder
  • ½ tsp rosemary oil
  • ½ tsp lavender oil

Method

Put all ingredients in plastic bag with air! Seal & shake! Open bag & let out excess air, reseal, let stand for 1 week. Put in shaker jar & use.

Baby First Aid

Written by FairyDoula. Posted in For Baby

Caring for Baby Naturally

BURNS

Cool with lavender or Aloe Vera

BRUISES

Arnica cream (not on broken skin), Arnica 6c, Rescue Remedy.

COLIC

Sore hard tummy( baby) – Mum drink chamomile tea and massage baby belly with almond oil with 1 drop chamomile or lavender oil.

CONJUNCTIVITIS

Yellow pussy sticky eyes Yum! Yum! Wipe both eyes with chamomile tea and eyebright using separate cotton wool balls! Or try breast milk!

CRADLE CAP

Dark dirty looking stuff on baby’s head. DON’T PICK IT! Bathe the baby in bath with 1 tsp sweet almond oil & 1 drop each of lavender & chamomile ( or chamomile tea bag)

NAPPY RASH

Red spots which can sometimes bloom instantly into a big red sore dry patch where they wee! Make mild chamomile tea to wipe bottom with1 use calendula cream – leave nappy off! DON’T PANIC!

SCRATCHES & CUTS

clean with 1 drop lavender oil and water, smooth with calendula

TEETHING

Screaming, dribbling, red bottom, acid wee (oww!!), hot, hands in mouth Chamomilla 6c granules or pulsatilla 6c granules.

WIND

Blue over top lip, irritated hard tummy (baby)

Massage belly & burping.

Mother’s Milk Tea

Written by FairyDoula. Posted in After Childbirth

A great herbal tea to help stimulate milk production. Mix in equal parts
  • Catnip
  • Chamomile
  • Fennel seeds
  • Borage

Preparation & dosage: bring 1 litre water to boil, add 1 oz (28 g) herbal mixture & steep 15-30 mins. Strain & drink liberally at least 1 litre daily! Can be drunk hot or cold!

Post Birth Bitz Bath 2

Written by FairyDoula. Posted in After Childbirth

Healing Herbal Wash

My second ‘Post Birth Bitz Bath’ for soothing and healing vaginal scars and stretching.

Mix
  • 2oz Comfrey leaves
  • 1oz Shepherds Purse
  • 1oz Uva Ursi
  • 1oz Blue Cohash

Prepare as herbal tea except use 1oz. herbs to 1 litre water. Strain & do ‘Sitz’ (bits bath) 2-3 times daily.

Aftercare for Mum

Written by FairyDoula. Posted in After Childbirth

Aftercare checklist

ARNICA 200C

To fix any tears & aid in healing of internal & external bruises

RESCUE REMEDY

To calm & relax you & to ease away shock, fear & anxiety.

WARM HERBAL BATH

Rose petals, jasmine flowers & lavender to cleanse relax & restore!

SLEEP WITH BABY!

An absolute must for you two after labouring!

YONI HEALING

‘Yoni’ is the Sanskrit word for women’s bits! These herbs are useful for healing your bits after birth! Torn bits can heal herbally without stitches!

Immune System Check

Raise immune system with garlic & echinacia to promote healing.

Feverfew (Tanacetum Parthenium)

Written by FairyDoula. Posted in During Labour

Stimulates the actions of the womb whilst also relieving spasmodic pains. Only to be used during labor!! Mixes well with golden seal for second stage of labor!!

These herbs can be made as a standard tea-like brew & then either sweetened with honey then drunk or used as a compress on head, abdomen, wrists or lower back. Also can be used in tincture form, mixed with cool water as refreshing & helpful drink!

Lime Blossom (Tilia Europea)

Written by FairyDoula. Posted in During Labour

Lime Blossom (also known as Linden Blossom) is used as a relaxing remedy for nervous tension and spasmodic pain during labour. Lime blossom has relaxant properties and is very helpful to lower blood pressure.

Dose

infusion 1-2 tsp to 1 cup 3 x day

Disclaimer

Information on this website is not intended to provide diagnosis or prescriptions. It is an informational guide to help you better understand your body, your health, and some of the natural medicines available to you. Keep in mind that while plants are not drugs they can be very powerful, and their effects cannot be guaranteed as they vary from woman to woman.

The remedies, recipes and advice on this website are based on the personal experiences of the authors, however they cannot be held responsible for any adverse effects resulting from the use of these treatments. If in doubt please do not hesitate to consult an herbal practitioner, midwife, naturopath, physician or gynaecologist.

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