What is frankincense good for during postpartum?
Renowned for its myriad therapeutic properties for hundreds of years, we love frankincense as a holistic remedy that can nurture the body and mind.
Powerful pain relief
Frankincense boasts anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and wound-healing properties, and is especially great for soothing pain postpartum.
From tears to achy joints and even common postpartum ailments like hemorrhoids, frankincense can be used to ease the pain, support your natural healing process and prevent infections.
WholeNest recommends: Less Than A Day | Postpartum Hemorrhoids Relief. This is a fab one for your postpartum toolkit. It uses frankincense as a key ingredient and provides pain relief, reduces swelling, alleviates irritation, and smooths things out. Oh, and its careful formulation does not leave an oily or sticky residue, either.
We’ve also heard that frankincense can help to promote hormone balance. You’ll know that after birth, your hormone levels fluctuate significantly, and frankincense may assist in hormonal balance, potentially alleviating mood swings and other hormonal-related symptoms.
Its gorgeous aroma definitely has a calming effect, and can, like lavender, help you to manage anxiety, stress, and postpartum blues.
Boosting the whole family’s wellbeing
When you’re newly postpartum, your immune system may have taken a hit after giving birth. Whether you’ve also got other family members to factor in or not, frankincense is great to have on hand for its immune-boosting properties that can help protect against colds and infections and support your overall health.
WholeNest recommends: Go Away Cold! – Room and Pillow Spray. It combines frankincense essential oils with firr needle, cypress and spearmint, and is fantastic for fighting off colds and allergies, opening up the airways, and keeping your immune system ticking. The scent is mild, it’s safe for kids, and can be used as a pillow spray or in a diffuser.