Perineum Oil Combo
A mixture of rich and reparative oils to soften and stretch the perineum.
4 oz. comfrey-infused olive oil (see (see Luscious Lotion 29.)
Comfrey Salve/Loose Version 36) 1 oz. wheat germ oil
2 oz. St. Johnswort-infused olive oil
Pour oils in a jar, cap and shake. It is ready to use. Massage into the perineum throughout pregnancy and during labor. Long layered bob haircuts Makes 7 oz. v
Perineal Tears. If you do experience perineal tearing during labor, here are some formulas and procedures that can soothe the soreness and facilitate the healing process.
Basic Sitz Bath. Sitz baths are excellent for soothing and healing perineal tears. To make a sitz bath find a tub sized to fit your whole pelvic area, big enough to comfortably sit in and deep enough to submerge your pelvic area up to the belly button. I found a plastic bucket 20 inches in diameter and 10 inches high in my local hardware store that was intended to be used for handwashing clothes, and it was a perfect fit for my size. I suggest this as the minimum-size tub for sitz baths. Partially fill tub with water and add herbal infusion and other reparative substances. Sit in the bath for a minimum of 20 minutes. Sitz baths are also helpful for hemorrhoids, which often occur during pregnancy.