Round-Up: All-Natural Postpartum Care Products You’ll Love

If you’re preparing for baby and birth, now is an excellent time to consider your postpartum recovery. Explore our picks for all-natural postpartum care products and more.

Some essential postpartum items at home can help ease your recovery after birth. Still, many “traditional” products might be packed with harmful chemicals, artificial fragrances, and more.

If you hope to keep your postpartum products toxin-free, keep reading for our favorite brands committed to creating safe, all-natural postpartum care products for you and your baby.

Read next: 15 Must-Have Postpartum Items to Add to Your Baby Registry

jars of herbs for all natural postpartum care products

Postpartum care products you’ll need

The exact postpartum care products you’ll need will vary depending on the following:

  • Your birth method (vaginal or cesarean)
  • Your feeding method (nursing, pumping, combo-feeding, or exclusive formula)

Below is an essential checklist of the postpartum care products you should have at home. You’ll also find some of our favorite all-natural postpartum brands below.

Our all-natural postpartum care product picks

* denotes products for a vaginal birth
** denotes products for cesarean birth
*** denotes products for breastfeeding

Read next: Postpartum Must-Haves You Need for Recovery

Infographic showing all-natural alternatives for postpartum care products

Why use all-natural postpartum products?

Great question! Since our skin is our largest organ, everything that we put on top of it ends up in our bloodstream and possibly in your breast milk.

Researchers have found that phthalates, PFDs, Phenols, PCBs, and more are all transferred through breast milk (and your placenta, for that matter).

While it’s believed the toxin levels aren’t high enough to cause any direct harm to your baby, you can easily lessen some of the toxic load by opting for all-natural postpartum products instead.

When it comes to mom, one study found that repeated exposure to one type of Phthalates (often found in soaps, shampoos, and hair sprays) increased her risk of postpartum depression.

Researchers concluded that “Endocrine disrupting chemicals may influence hormonal shifts during pregnancy as well as contribute to PPD.”

Other side effects of repeated toxin exposure include:

  • Thyroid dysfunction
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Immune suppression
  • Altered cognitive and behavioral development

As you can see, opting for safe, all-natural, and quality postpartum products when caring for yourself after birth is essential.

Recovery is already hard enough; your care products shouldn’t make your healing process any more challenging than it should be.

postpartum mom kissing her newborn baby

Best natural postpartum care products by brand

As postpartum care slowly improves across the board, more and more companies are committed to creating non-toxic, all-natural postpartum care products. Below, you’ll find four of our favorite brands and our top product picks for each.

Read next: Six Ways to Make Switching to Non-Toxic Products Easier

WholeNest

Founded and created by Lital, WholeNest is passionate about helping new parents enjoy a natural and practical approach to well-being and postpartum care.

Their non-toxic and all-natural personal care products are highly versatile. They’re designed to serve as tools in postpartum recovery and as remedies for the entire family.

Other notable traits of WholeNest include:

  • 100% natural
  • No toxins, chemicals, or preservatives
  • Pure essential oils
  • High vibrational healing water
  • Pure honey ingredients
  • Made with dark amber jar glasses (to preserve the product best and for recycling)

You can explore their unique product lineup below and learn more about each of the products offered.

Honey Lavender First Aid Ointment

Postpartum (and Beyond) Wonder Spray

Hemorrhoid Relief Oil

Cold Support Room Spray

Motherlove

Founded over 30 years ago, Motherlove supports mothers from bump to birth, breastfeeding, and baby using the power of herbs and plants. Their all-natural postpartum care products are rooted in connection with mother earth.

Nipple cream

Rhoid balm

Sitz bath spray

Earth Mama

Founded in 2002 by a nurse and herbalist, Earth Mama is dedicated to providing organic, high-quality, and all-natural postpartum care products (and beyond!). The founder is committed to “Do No Harm” regarding mother earth and her customers.

Herbal Perineal Spray

Organic Nipple Butter

Honey Pot Co.

Black-woman-led and founded, Bea Dixon of Honey Pot Co. strives to create solutions for vaginal care that other brands have overlooked.

Her products are infused with natural botanicals and herbs to provide soothing support, both essential during postpartum.

Postpartum Pads

Super Pads

Sensitive Wipes

Final thoughts on using all-natural postpartum care products

No matter which all-natural postpartum care products you choose for your recovery, know that your care is as critical as your baby’s newborn care.

Caring for yourself is caring for your baby. No act of self-care and recovery support is too small, and you are worthy of feeling cared for and supported during this time (and beyond).

Other resources you might enjoy

Hello Postpartum

Postpartum Resource Library

Founded by new mom and self-care author Carley Schweet, Hello Postpartum aims to help fill in the gaps in postpartum care and support. At Hello Postpartum, we aim to create an accessible community where everyone can access postpartum education, research-backed articles, and support tools.

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