DIY Padsicles with dōTERRA Essential Oils

As I get ready for the twins’ arrival, I wanted to make sure I’m prepping a few items for the fourth trimester or the postpartum party that I’m going to be hosting for myself. If I’m able to have a vaginal birth with the twins I want to ensure I have a few tools on hand to soothe “down there”. So I purchased a few items through Amazon and made some DIY Padsicles with dōTERRA Essential Oils.

DIY Padsicles with dōTERRA Essential Oils
What you’ll need:
  • Chlorine-Free Pads
  • Aloe Vera Gel
  • Witch Hazel (No Alcohol)
  • dōTERRA Essential Oils (I used Lavender, Geranium, Frankincense & Helichrysum)

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Chlorine-Free-Pads
Witch-Hazel
Aloe-Vera-Gel

Seventh Generation Chlorine-Free Pads: I wanted to choose a brand that was made without fragrances, deodorants, or chlorine processing. I’ve read that you could be wearing around 4 pads a day so I decided to make enough for at least one-week post-birth. If we’re able to have a vaginal birth I’ll pick up these Regular Pads and make more after a week since I did only buy the Ultra-Thin ones first. If we end up having a C-section I’ll donate these to my doula to see if another mama to be can use them.

Witch Hazel: This product has amazing anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties. It’s important to find a brand that’s alcohol-free.

Aloe Vera Gel: This product has a calming effect. I chose this brand because it’s cold-pressed from certified organic aloe vera plants. It contains no harmful ingredients, no added colour, no fragrance or alcohol, and no parabens.

dōTERRA Essential Oils: Using the Essential Life app I looked up postbirth healing and they recommended 5 different essential oils. After looking into the properties I chose Lavender, Geranium, Frankincense, and Helichrysum for their skin-soothing properties.

DIY-Padsicles-Essential-Oils-Kit

How To Make DIY Padsicles

Step 1: Open up each pad, while keeping them in the wrappers so you can easily wrap them back up.

Padsicles - Lay Out Pads
Step 2: I had an empty 10 ml roller bottle so I filled it with Witch Hazel and added 10 drops of each essential oil to the bottle. I then rolled the mixture onto each pad. You could fill a 15 ml bottle and just add drops to the pad! 
Padsicles - Spread Aloe Vera Gel
Step 3: I used 1 tsp of Aloe Vera Gel per pad. And used a tiny rubber scraper to spread the gel over the pad.
Padsicles - Aloe Vera

Step 4: From there I wrapped each pad back up and placed 7 in each zip lock bag and popped the bags into the freezer.

Padsicles - Wrap Back Up, Place In Freezer Bags

The plan will be to take one out at a time, let it sit on the counter for a bit to de-thaw before putting it in my underwear to soothe the nether regions.
 
Postpartum Update: These were lifesavers to help heal after a vaginal birth and an episiotomy!

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