Sitz Baths Recipes

These sitz baths recipes make it possible for you to make your own homemade sitz bath –  or to give it as a gift. Sitz baths are a wonderful way to pamper yourself after the birth of your baby.


Sitz Baths Recipes

What is a Sitz Bath?

A sitz bath is a shallow bath with enough water to cover your hip bones. It is easier and safer than a full bath in the early days after birth. It is safe as early as one hour after birth.

Sitz baths are highly recommended if you have perineal – by your vagina – soreness, if you had a tear or an episiotomy.

However, all new moms will benefit from a nice warm bath with beneficial herbs, essential oils, flower essences, homeopathic remedies or a combination of those various therapies.


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Rosemary Comfrey Sage Lavender Calendula

Sitz Baths Recipes: Herbal Sitz Bath Recipe

In a container put 1/4 cup of each of these herbs:

  • Lavender flowers
  • Comfrey leaves
  • Sage leaves
  • Calendula flowers
  • Rosemary

Add about 3 cups of coarse sea salt – give or take. Mix thoroughly.

When you are ready, put a few handfuls in the some warm bath water.

An alternative method is to boil some water. Pour the boiling water on some of the bath salt. Strain. Pour this mixture in the bath.


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Cypress Lavender

Sitz Baths Recipes:  Essential Oil Sitz Bath Recipe

Run hot water for the sitz bath and when the temperature is comfortable and it is deep enough, add a handful of coarse sea salt with:



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  • Laura lee

    Could you also add Rosemary, and sage essential oils to the oil sitz bath?

    • Natural Motherhood

      Sage would be fine, and one drop of rosemary should be okay. Thanks for asking Laura Lee

    • Natural Motherhood

      A great place to ask such questions is here