All ways start with making the “tea”. Use the enclosed infuser bag to steep a strong brew (20-30 minutes is ideal, keep covered while steeping!). Make a gallon at a time or more, as you will be using this in a basin, a post toilet rinse (in lieu of toilet paper), or frozen as a pad in your underwear.
Cool tea to room temperature or keep in the fridge. This tea will last 2 days at room temp, a week in the fridge.
Method One: Fill a peri bottle with room temp or cold sitz bath. Keep by toilet and use in lieu of a bidet or toilet paper to rinse area afterwards.
Method Two: Fill a basin (they should have let you have one to take home from the hospital) with the tea and soak in it.
Method Three: If cold seems the most soothing, soak gauze bandages or a maxi pad with the tea and freeze. Sit on these while at rest.
Sitz Bath comes in 3 ounce bags, enough for 3 gallons of "tea".
Ingredients: Epsom Salts, Oats, Calendula, Arnica, Jewelweed, Chamomile.
General Contraindications & Warnings:
Like all herbal medicine, our products work best when combined with a lifestyle that includes clean water, whole foods, gentle exercise, and plenty of self-love.
You could be allergic to a plant, a plant family, honey, or another ingredient in a formula just like you could be allergic to a food. Use standard commonsense precautions when trying new things. If any adverse reactions happen that coincide with the taking of this product, discontinue use and consult your herbalist, naturopath, or doctor.
Standard required disclaimer for the USA:
The statements made here have not been approved by the FDA. These statements are not intended to diagnose, prevent, treat, or cure any disease or replace advice from a health practitioner.
This notice is required by the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act for herbalists but not big pharma, who is in bed with the FDA. After umpteen million product recalls, birth defects and deaths, big pharma still doesn't have to label like this- even though the ingredients in this product has been used safely for much longer than any pharmaceutical preparation has. Just sayin'.
Standard required disclaimer for Canada:
If symptoms persist or worsen, consult a health practitioner.
How to Take Herbal Supplements
Herbal remedies, supplements, and tonics are fundamentally different from pharmaceuticals (and we like it that way). They are designed to restore your body and its systems to homestasis gently- working with your body.
We print basic dosage guidelines on each package, but keep in mind if you have more body mass or a faster metabolism than the average bear, you may need to take a larger dose than indicated. If there are hard-and-fast limitations on how often you can take the product, it will be listed on the package. Most can be used up to six times daily without problems (but we doubt that you would need to do that).
Remember, there are no "magic bullets" in life, and any product (herbal, pharmaceutical, or otherwise) claiming 100% success without knowing you, your constitution, and your lifestyle is lying and trying to get into your wallet. Often, herbalists (and MDs) need to try several products before we find the one that works for your unique biochemistry.
Feel free to email us if the product didn't quite do the job, we can recommend another that could do the trick. We are blessed with many plants that have the same action in the body- and often it's just a matter of finding the right one for you.