How to Use a Sitz Bath

How to Use a Sitz Bath

If a sitz bath has been recommended to you for post-labor perineum soothing, episiotomy, or hemorrhoids, you might have a lot of questions, like how to use a sitz bath, or maybe even what it is. Read on, we’ve got lots of answers that can help. 

I’ve never heard of a sitz bath. What is it? 

A sitz bath is a little tub that fits over the toilet, usually found in the “home health care” section of your local drug store. Fill the sitz bath tub with a lukewarm brewed herbal sitz bath solution, then sit in it for about 15 minutes and scroll through Instagram (okay, that last part is optional).

Can you use sitz bath for hemorrhoids? 

A sitz bath is often recommended for hemorrhoids, whether they’re happening during pregnancy, postpartum, or beyond. If you choose to try a sitz bath for hemorrhoids, we recommend choosing an herbal sitz bath that’s safely formulated for the tenderest of parts. That means no harmful chemicals. 

What else can you do with a sitz bath? 

While the sitz bathtub might look like a hat, we do not recommend wearing it. Ha! In all seriousness, there are a couple of things you can do with herbal sitz bath compresses. 

  1. The individual herbal sachets can be cooled and gently “tucked” onto your perineum.
  2. The brewed infusion can be used to make postpartum padsicles.  
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Is a sitz bath just for pregnancy or postpartum people? 

Absolutely not! A sitz bath is often recommended for anyone in need of “down there” assistance. So, whether you are pregnant, just had a baby, or you are experiencing hemorrhoids at any age, a sitz bath might be the right choice for you. Just be sure you’re looking at the ingredients label and choosing a formula that’s safe.

Where can I find sitz bath? 

While you’ll want to check your local pharmacy or larger online retailer for a sitz bath tub, Earth Mama offers an Organic Herbal Sitz Bath, along with an Organic Perineal Balm and Herbal Perineal Spray for extra cooling and soothing. Our entire line of Take Care Down There ® products is designed for anyone experiencing those kinds of unpleasant issues. We’re here to help! 

How to Use a Sitz Bath for Hemorrhoids

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