Melbourne Doula

Welcome to 'Melbourne Doula', the place where I share what birth work is teaching is me, and what I am learning from the wonderful families who have invited me to share this most special season of their lives. Here you will find information about me and the doula services I provide, birth stories from remarkable women and their loved ones, as well as all kinds of resources to enrich your own journey of discovery. And welcome also to BLISSFUL HERBS, the home of beautiful herbal teas and bath herbs to support wellness through every season of life.

Muscle-ease bath herbs

This is a fantastic blend of relaxing herbs to help ease aches and pains. A great way to unwind after a tough day.

The fragrant herbs that make up this blend are known for their anti-inflammatory and anti-spasm properties. The herbs are rich in many vital nutrients to support optimal oxygenation and health of hard-working muscles, and to gently ease soreness, stiffness and spasm in muscles.



The  Muscle-ease bath blend contains:


Comfrey Leaf – a traditional healer for sprains, bruises and sore muscles and joints. (Do not use on broken skin.)



Crampbark – with anti-spasm properties, this herb is effective when used topically to relieve stiffness and spasm.



Oregano – an antiseptic herb that is also useful topically for sore joints, aching muscles and skin problems.



 Nettle – Contains natural steroid-like anti-inflammatory properties. Useful topically for easing aches and pains – and is great for your hair, too!



St. John’s Wort – with local analgesic effects, this wonderful healer is useful for skin problems and haemorrhoids. It is also appreciated for its effectiveness in easing sprains, rheumatic pain and cramps.



White Willow – called “Nature’s aspirin” with natural anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving effects. Useful for musculo-skeletal pain.



Meadowsweet – like White Willow, contains Salicin, with pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory effects.



Epsom’s Salts – rich in magnesium for easing muscle spasm and aches.

The dry herbs are placed into a muslin draw-string bag like this:


How to Use:

While you run your bath, place the filled muslin bag in a bowl or large jug, like a Pyrex jug. 

Pour on hot water from the kettle until the muslin sachet is covered. 

Place a plate over the top of the container to prevent the essential oils from escaping.

Let that steep for a good 10 minutes. By then, your bath will be ready.

Now pour the contents of your bowl or jug - muslin sachet, herbal liquid and all, straight into your bath. Careful of the wet sachet - the hot water within will be very hot, it'll remain hotter than the bath water for a while.

Step in, stir gently with your body .... and relax!

The wet sachet can be hung on the tap and re-used a second time with a day or so, if you wish.

Soak for a good 20 minutes. After getting out, you may wish to massage some transdermal magnesium oil into the sore muscles, such as "Ancient Mineral" magnesium oil.

Or try the Blissful Herbs Turmeric Soothing Salve, or the Capsicum & Turmeric Soothing Salve.

How much to use?

The recommended minimum amount of herbs to use per bath is 25g. My small muslin bags comfortably fit 25 - 30g of loose herbs; and the larger bags fit 50-60g of herbs. 

Prices:

25g = $5.00
100g = $16.00
150g = $23.50
200g = $30.00 

Small muslin bag = $1.00

Large muslin bag = $1.50 

Postage is $8.00 Australia-wide for parcels up to 500g gross in weight. 

To order:

Email blissfulherbs@bigpond.com, let me know how much you'd like, and your postal address. 




Disclaimer: This information is of a general informational nature and does not constitute medical advice. It is not intended to diagnose or treat any health condition. Any health condition should be referred to your chosen health care practitioner. Check with your health care practitioner before commencing to use any herbal tea, and be aware of any personal and family allergies.

NEW! Sore Muscle Rub with Arnica, Comfrey, Capsaicin and essential oils of Oregano and Rosemary. Wonderfully comforting and soothing.


60 ml Sore Muscle Rub = $16.50


We also have the Anti-inflamm herbal tea 

- a delicious blend of herbs that are rich in anti-oxidants and with anti-inflammatory properties, to nourish the musculo-skeletal system and promote healing after injury. 

This blend contains:

Boswellia (Frankincense)
Devil's Claw root
Feverfew
Ginger
Gotu Kola
Meadowsweet
Prickly Ash
White Willow

For sore joints, arthritis, rheumatism etc, try the Joint-ease tea and bath herbs.
 

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