Organic Placenta Balm by Elemental Beginnings
What's In It?
The placenta balm I make contains the following 100% natural ingredients:
Sunflower Oil*, Coconut Oil*, Beeswax*, Jojoba Oil*, Cocoa Butter*, Shea Nut Butter*, Evening Primrose Oil*, Vitamin E and Rosemary*, Lavender & Sweet Orange* Essential Oils.
* - certified organic
Some of your dried placenta is used to infuse the balm before the essential oils are added.
Why are essential oils added?
Apart from making this soft balm smell lovely, I chose them for their beneficial properties.
Rosemary is recommended postnatally for exhausted mothers as a temporary relief, especially if she has tension headaches or mild blues. It may help to reduce oedema (swelling) and the astringent properties of rosemary help contribute to wound healing. Some cultures apply powdered rosemary to the umbilical cord.
Lavender is probably the most versatile essential oil out there. It is thought to be antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral. Studies show that lavender may be useful in reducing infections following c-sections or episiotomy.
Sweet orange is one of the safest oils to be used for pregnancy and children with it's antiseptic and antibacterial qualities. This is a relaxing essence and mood uplifter. It's beneficial action on the skin may help reduce dry skin, dermatitis and striae gravidarum (stretch marks)
How do I use it?
You can use it just like any other balm all over your body. If you use it on your nipples, please wipe it off before breastfeeding. The balm needs to be kept below 30 degrees, preferably in the fridge.
You can order your balm as part of your encapsulation package or if you already have some capsules and would like some balm made up, you can post me a couple of capsules for your balm. Contact me for more details
Want the balm without the placenta?
Perhaps placenta balm isn't for you or you would like to try something different. My Postnatal Lift Balm is made with the same luxurious ingredients but with different essential oils and of course, no placenta. You can order yours below.
Postnatal Lift Balm
A$13.00 - A$39.00
This all natural skin balm is made especially for women who've just had a baby. Containing pure butters, waxes and essential oils especially chosen to uplift you. Carrying a baby and giving birth takes a lot out of the mother so here is something for you who has been through a lot, given a lot and would like to feel better!
Baby + Me Bath Soak
Can't calm your crying baby? Have your other kids run you ragged today?
Enjoy a relaxing and comforting bath with your baby (or on your own).
Let your worries drift away with this soothing blend of botanicals all whilst connecting with your baby through some important skin-to-skin time.
Contains: Oats, Lavender, Chamomile, Calendula
100% cotton bath bag
Use it as a warm or cold compress
As a gentle herbal washcloth for you and baby
Or to gently scent your clothes in your dryer
Any information contained in this post is for educational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice.
Please see your health care provider if you have any concerns.
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Kelly Harper is the owner of Elemental Beginnings Doula & Placenta Services in Adelaide. She provides placenta encapsulation and doula services to families during pregnancy, birth and in their fourth trimester.