Padsicles are great for mamas who are still pregnant as well as in the postpartum to aid in healing. In pregnancy, the pressure that happens as the baby descends can sometimes be painful. It’s a good idea to make padsicles sometime in your 3rd trimester so you have them for the days when the pressure is so uncomfortable. This will also mean you have them ready to go after you have the baby and can easily get them out of the freezer and relax.
What you will need
Thick overnight pads (organic cotton is preferred)
Fresh aloe vera or aloe vera gel
Witch hazel (alcohol free)
Gallon-size freezer bags
*Optional -Lavender & tea tree pure essential oils
How To Make Them
Open a pad carefully (keep it clean & sterile, preserving the packaging for later - i.e. not removing the adhesive strip)
Squirt 2 Tbsp of witch hazel, let it soak in
* Optional - Add 1-3 drops of lavender and tea tree essential oils
Add a generous amount of aloe vera gel to cover the pad. Use a spoon to help spread it across
Place pad on a strip of parchment/wax paper to prevent the pad from sticking to itself in the freezer
Fold pads back up and put it back in the packaging, put in a freezer bag and store in the freezer
*Note - When you are ready to use a padsicle, make sure you take them out of the freezer and defrost for 5-10 min. You don't want it freezing on our skin. You will want to relax and sit on a few towels while wearing these, or have another pad under them as they can leak a little.