How to make Postpartum Padsicles. You may have heard of a padsicle, but what are they and how do you make one? A Padsicle is essentially just a soothing ice pack for your lady bits after birth that doubles as a normal pad. Postpartum pain in your nether regions can be intense, so you will appreciate any relief possible!
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These are best if you make them ahead of time and have them ready to go postpartum. Most moms probably won’t go through the trouble of making these after birth, so be kind to your future self while you have the extra time.
What you need:
- Large and highly absorbent pads
- Aloe Vera
- Witch Hazel (Alcohol Free)
- Lavender Essential Oil
- Ziplock Bags
- Spray Bottle
How to make Padsicles
1. Unwrap the Pads (partially)
Start by unwrapping each pad (I would do a few at a time) but don’t completely detach the wrapper. I liked these pads because they were extra long, highly absorbent, and didn’t have the wings.
2. Spread the Aloe Vera
Use the Aloe to spread across the entire pad, and be generous with it. Aloe Vera is great for soothing and the cold gel will feel really nice postpartum.
3. Apply the Witch Hazel
Once that is spread out, use about a teaspoon of witch hazel and pour it down the center of the pad. Witch Hazel is a natural soothing remedy that helps with inflammation and promotes healing. THIS brand is Amazon’s choice and is one of the top selections for alcohol-free unscented witch hazel. If you would like to get a more even application, you can use a small spray bottle to apply the witch hazel evenly across the pad.
4. Add the Lavender Oil
Top with a couple of drops of Lavender oil or add to your spray bottle with the witch hazel. Lavender Essential Oils helps with swelling and inflammation.
Fold them up and put the bag in the freezer for future use! When you are ready to use them, pull one out and let it thaw for a minute or two before putting it on.
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