About The Products

Malay Postpartum Traditon

I come from a mixed background, my mother is Singaporean, and my father American. Growing up for the first part of my life in South East Asia there is a strong influence of my mothers heritage instilled in me. After giving birth to our first born, Aya, I followed a Malay traditional way of postpartum healing. This consisted of a series of postpartum massages, body scrubs, herbal teas, feminine wash, tummy paste, belly binding and a specific diet. All to help heal my body, mind and soul, as not only a baby is born, but so is a mother. With each baby comes a new birth within the mother and I realized that my postpartum life, though faced with some challenges, was fairly good as far as how I was emotionally and physically feeling.

I soon learned that Malaysia has the lowest postpartum depression rate in the world at 2.9% and Singapore being right behind them. Mothers in Malaysia go through the same postpartum care I did over a period of 44 days. This period is primarily focused on the mother, pampering her, building her strength, and healing after birth. We forget that our bodies go through a huge amount of change over nine months and needs time to heal.The placenta alone leaves behind a wound the size of a dinner plate, and our bodies need to close after opening at 10 cm. More changes start happening as your uterus shrinks, your digestive system begins to regulate itself, the production of breast milk, and our bodies working on over drive after loosing blood and fluids after birth.

By using these herbal nutrients our bodies are able to heal naturally, balancing our mind and body.

 
 
 
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Antioxidant tea

This tea helps to reheat the body from within, reduces water retention, combats fatigue and dehydration, clears impurities in the urine, and rejuvenates the skin and tired nerves. The tea bags can be reused until it is colorless. It is recommended to drink 2 to 4 cups a day after birth. You can also add a spoon of honey to sweeten the taste.

INGRedients

  • Piper Betel

  • Javanese Turmeric

  • Ginger Root

  • Cats Whiskers

  • Indian Almond

  • Ginger

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FEMININE wash

This herbal wash is traditionally used as a cleanser and can be added to a sitz bath, hydrotherapy, or compress. It relieves vaginal itchiness, reduces redness, swelling, and speeds the healing process after stitches. One packet per day after birth can be used, or 4 to 5 packets if an herbal bath is desired.

INGREDIENTS

  • Long Pepper Fruit

  • Spanish Cherry

  • Tamarind

  • Kaffr Lime

  • Hina/Henna Tree

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Heating massage oil

This oil can be applied after birth to help relieve muscle tension and overcomes fatigue due to delivery. You can apply this oil to your upper and lower abdomen (except for surgical wound area), lower back, legs and feet. This will also help with stomach cramping and wind accumulation. It helps to prevent chills, water retention, aching joints and muscle pain.

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body scrub

This herbal scrub treatment helps remove dead skin cells, tones and firms muscles, reduces puffiness or water retention and can help prevent breast engorgement for mothers who are breastfeeding. By taking two table spoons and mixing it with warm water, it is scrubbed all over body, avoiding the nipple area, in a circular motion and washed off in shower or bath. This is done four days after birth for 44 days.

INGREDIENTS

  • Galangal (Aromatic Ginger)

  • Cassumunar Ginger

  • Indian Sandalwood

  • Turmeric

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Herbal tablets

These herbal tablets are used as an internal cleanser to help regulate and normalize bowel movement. It also helps restore the internal and external body system to its vitality. These tablets are to be taken four days after birth or one week after a cesarean birth.

INGREDIENTS

  • Liquorice

  • Senna Alexandrian

  • Coriander

  • Anise

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Abdominal herbal FIRMING paste

The firming paste is used to tone and firm the abdominal muscles. It helps release fluids and fats that might be retained in the abdominal area by circulating and stimulating blood flow. This is used starting four days after birth for 44 days or two weeks after a cesarean birth. It is applied to the upper and lower abdomen area, lower back, waist, hips and buttocks. Use a modern or traditional bengkung (binding) wrap for firm stomach support.

INGREDIENTS

  • Asian Rice

  • Myristica Fragrans

  • Lemongrass

  • Glutinous Rice Flour

  • Fenugreek

  • Beeswax & Paraffin Wax

  • Benzophenone & Cetostearyl Alcohol

Tradition Malay Bengkung Binding hand made and dyed by  Snowflake Doula . It is made from 100% cotton and is 15 yards long. It comes with a two cloths, one to protect your bind and clothing from the abdominal paste which can stain, and another to supply comfort along your abdomen from the front knots.

Tradition Malay Bengkung Binding hand made and dyed by Snowflake Doula. It is made from 100% cotton and is 15 yards long. It comes with a two cloths, one to protect your bind and clothing from the abdominal paste which can stain, and another to supply comfort along your abdomen from the front knots.

Bengkung Binding Wrap

The traditional or modern bengkung wrap supports the body from the mothers hips to just under her breasts. Our bodies open at the hips 10 cm to birth the baby and need to close 10 cm to heal. It accelerates the release of retained water and encourages the uterus and pelvic organs to shrink at a faster rate and protects them from shifting. It also supplies the mother with back support during breast feeding and throughout the day. It is recommended to wear the bind from the moment you wake up until you go to bed for 44 days.