Hemorrhoids cause itching, a burning sensation, and serious discomfort. A sitz bath for hemorrhoids can provide just the soothing comfort care that can help those affected seek the most.
What Are Hemorrhoids?
Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in the anal region, and 3 out of 4 adults will experience a hemorrhoid from time to time throughout their lives. They’re incredibly common, but that doesn’t make them any less uncomfortable. There are a number of causes of hemorrhoids, but often the cause of a specific hemorrhoid condition is unknown. They may be caused by straining, sitting for long periods of time, pregnancy, constipation, heavy lifting, or eating a diet low in fiber.
How Sitz Baths Can Help
It’s important to note that sitz baths are not a hemorrhoid cure, but they can provide comfort. For those dealing with discomfort or itching, a soak in the warm water works to soothe the area. Salt sitz baths rich in minerals can help to relax and nourish, making dealing with hemorrhoids a less unpleasant experience.
How To Take A Sitz Bath To Soothe Hemorrhoids
Taking a sitz bath for hemorrhoids is easy, convenient, and much like a home spa treatment. The bath can be taken in a toilet sitz soaking bath, a standard bathtub, or a soaking basin as you choose. The ability to use a toilet sitz bath or a soaking basin makes this an accessible pampering option for those who do not have a standard bathtub in their home.
To take a sitz bath in a toilet soaking bath, adhere the bath to the back of the toilet so it rests inside of the bowl. Fill the bath with warm water, add in your favorite sitz salts, and get ready to rest your bottom on the toilet attached tub for around 20 minutes. Begin with 1 tablespoon of water per gallon of water used and work your way up to 2 tablespoons per gallon if you choose. The toilet soaking tub has a hole in the back of the tub so any spillage will go directly into the toilet bowl for a mess-free experience.
A toilet soaking bath is one of the easiest and most convenient ways to enjoy a sitz bath. Thanks to easy cleanup by tipping the water out of the basin and into the toilet bowl, soothing sitz soaks don’t add extra chores to your routine. The Sitz Tub Bundle comes with everything you need to begin a comforting soaking routine.
In a soaking basin, fill the soaking tub with enough water to completely submerge your bottom area. Add in 1 to 2 tablespoons of sitz soak per gallon of water used and lower yourself into the basin to enjoy your soak. When getting out of the soaking tub, take care to lift yourself slowly as you may experience deep relaxation as you soak.
If you’re taking a soothing sitz soak in a standard bathtub, first fill your tub with around 3 to 4 inches of water. You want enough water to submerge your bottom, but not a full bath’s worth. Add in 1 to 2 tablespoons of your sitz soak per gallon of water and get ready to soak for around 20 minutes.
Whether you’re soaking in a toilet soaking tub, a soaking basin, or your everyday bathtub, it’s important to keep the self-care going once you exit the bath. Rather than rubbing your body dry after the bath, take care to pat the area dry with a clean, soft towel instead. This ensures you don’t irritate the soft skin and you can continue to feel the soothing effects of your soak long after your bath.
Find The Right Soothing Salt For Your Soak
There are plenty of sitz soaks to choose from when it comes to finding that perfect soothing experience. A few of these include:
- Postpartum Bath Salt – Postpartum Bath Salt is made especially for the needs of new moms. This soak features USP grade epsom salts, Vitamin C crystals, nourishing fractionated MCT coconut oil, Vitamin E oil, jojoba seed oil, and aromatherapy provided by all-natural essential oils of frankincense, lavender, geranium, chamomile, and lemon. Equal parts calming, relaxing, and energizing, it’s a must-have for new moms in search of effective self-care.
- Lilliuma Sitz Bath Salt – Using mineral-rich Mediterranean Sea salt instead of epsom salt, Lilliuma’s Sitz Bath Salt is a sitz soaking favorite. Simple and effective aromatherapy is provided by all-natural essential oils of relaxing lavender, calming chamomile, and grounding warm frankincense. Vitamin E oil and fractionated MCT coconut oil work to nourish while the salt soothes, and the essential oils wrap your experience in authentic aromas.
- epsmRx Postpartum Bath – Like the Postpartum Bath Salt, this is a blend made with new moms in mind. USP grade epsom salt is met with fractionated MCT coconut oil, jojoba carrier oil, and Vitamin E oil for soothing and nourishing, while aroma is provided by essential oils of warm and comforting frankincense as well as calming Roman chamomile.
- Sitz Bath Soak – The classic Sitz Bath Soak is a favorite for those who regularly take sitz baths and those who are just trying a sitz soak for the first time. This USP grade epsom salt-based soak features Vitamin C crystals, Vitamin E oil, fractionated MCT coconut oil, and an exhilarating blend of all-natural essential oils mimicking the balanced and refreshing scent of outside air. The aromatherapy essential oils in this blend include juniper, niaouli, geranium, lavender, and frankincense.