This post may contain affiliate links. Click here to learn more about what that means.
Also known as Padsicles…
Cute, right? These frozen postpartum pads can be a serious lifesaver after a vaginal delivery. You will definitely need some, umm, soothing down there and the mixture of cool aloe vera gel and witch hazel will provide some pain relief where you need it most. You can even add essential oils, if you’re into that sorta thing. I seriously don’t know exactly who came up with this genius idea, but I made some and froze them when I was pregnant with Avery and I am making them again this time around! I’ve put my own spin on the postpartum pad recipe, and I wanted to share it with you today. I suggest making about 20-25 of these. I didn’t use them every time I needed a pad (sorry for all the TMI here!), but I used them two or three times a day at first.
Here is what you’ll need to make your frozen postpartum pads
Heavy Pads – I like the Always Ultra Thin Heavy Overnight Pads
Aloe Vera Gel – Mine is from Target, but you can use any
Witch Hazel (make sure you get alcohol-free)
Lavender Essential Oil (optional) – I’ve just started using Plant Therapy and I think I’m in love!
Frozen Postpartum Pad Instructions
Open the pad, but do not remove the backing from the pad or the wings.
Squirt Aloe Vera gel down the length of the pad. I used a spoon to spread it around a bit.
Fill spray bottle about half full with witch hazel and 10 drops lavender essential oil (optional) in a spray bottle. Shake well to combine. Spray the length of the pad with the mixture.
I prefer this method to simply pouring witch hazel onto the pad because you don’t want to soak the entire pad with liquid or it won’t be as absorbent.
Fold the pad back up and re-wrap it. Place into a large freezer bag and store in freezer. When ready to use, remove from freezer and let thaw for a few minutes before use.
That’s it! If you try them out, leave a comment and let me know if they helped!