Courage, Parents, Courage!
The process of bringing a new baby into the world is a process of unfolding, expansion, and great change. Many parents experience a broad range of emotions from elation to fear, joy, uncertainty, and sadness that are all part of the very normal and quite extraordinary journey of parenthood. Blue Skies Postpartum Courage Blend can help lend courage to the heart and strength to the mind.
For those parents in particular who are experiencing a bit of the postpartum blues, Blue Skies may help to alleviate mild issues of baby blues, anxiety, exhaustion, and the feeling of being overwhelmed with all the changes birth and baby bring. Blue Skies pairs well with any of our Flower + Gem Essences, so please peruse those listings to see which Essence may best suit your needs.
For serious cases of Postpartum Depression, always consult with your health practitioner and find support with friends, family, and community. Sadness is a normal human experience, but it shouldn’t have to be faced alone, so always seek help and assistance if you are feeling depressed or overwhelmed.
LEMON BALM Melissa officinalis: Uplifts the spirits through alleviating melancholy and helping new parents adjust to the changes in their lives.
BORAGE Borago officinalis: Instills courage (what parent doesn't need a bit of that?), increases milk flow if breastfeeding, relieves depression, reduces inflammation, and contains calcium and essential fatty acids.
ROSEMARY Rosmarinus officinalis: Tones the liver, has antidepressant properties and also assists with breastfeeding.
OATS Avena sativa: Nourishing to body, mind, and spirit.
SKULLCAP Scutellaria lateriflora: Soothing, anxiety relieving, and particularly strengthening to the nervous system with extended use.