Refashioning op!

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  1. xTaylorsMummy

    xTaylorsMummy Pregnant with Number 2 =]

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    No idea where to put this lol

    I'm having a "refashioning op" after two horrid births (episiotomy and a 2nd degree tear)

    After my first birth I'm terrified my stitches are going to come undone so I'm trying to find ways to help heal! Heard about salt baths and tree tea oil but not sure if I can use them?! Anything to help me heal will be very greatful! I'm so scared lol
    Thank you :) for any advice!!

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  2. chelleyve

    chelleyve Well-Known Member

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    A couple of drops of Lavender Oil (make sure it is pure essential oil) in a shallow bath should be more effective than Tea Tree oil (this is a good antiseptic but is an astringent so can sting). Lavender is as good a antiseptic and has properties which will speed up skin cell regeneration - but dont apply directly as can be uncomfortable (unless you have a blend mixed by a Professional Aromatherapist/Complementary Therapist).

    Having said this lavender can be applied directly to any other area of skin and can help scar tissue to fade as well as heal.

    You only need 2-3 drops in the bath, as the oils will disburse in the water and it is a common misbelief that the more you use in one go, the more it works - less is more! Same if you ever have a massage!

    Hope this info helps! x
     

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