How to make padsicles for post-partum recovery
My friend who became a mom five months before me told me about these padsicles from the All Things Surrogacy blog. I’m really glad I made them before Elyse was born. They are super cold at first, but really soothe “down there” after you give birth. I was so sore, like I had run a marathon and did Crossfit all on the same day (which I’ve never done either). Since I had an episiotomy, I was even more sore. I was supposed to stay away from stairs and not move too much for a few days. These were also a good reminder for me to take it easy, because you could really feel the cold “medicine”. I used 1-2 padsicles a day for the first week. Links are affiliates, so I may receive a small commission to support the blog.
- Pads with wings
- Aloe Vera gel
- Witch Hazel
- Lavender essential oil
- Tea tree essential oil
- Freezer bags
- Open the pads and lay them out to be prepared. Keep all the plastic backing in tact so you can fold them up again.
- Squirt witch hazel on the pads.
- Add three drops each of lavender and tea tree essential oil.
- Squirt aloe vera all over the pads and use a spoon to mix and spread everything out.
- Re-fold the pads and stuff them in the freezer bags.
- Freeze and wait for baby to come!
- Once you are ready to use them, thaw them out for a few minutes because they are super cold!