“This mindfully curated kit is to help new mamas get the nourishment, love, and care they deserve after birth, regardless of if this is your firstborn or your fourth. The goal is for optimal health for you and your baby, within the comforts of your home. By simply following the ancient traditions of holistic postnatal care & confinement care of the Malay culture, you can still experience the benefits on your own, without needing professional help.

What’s key in our kit is that our solutions and tips are safe, easy to use, and all-natural that have been proven and used for centuries by millions in Southeast Asia.”

With Love & Light,

Salwa Salim
Founder & Mother

Traditional Bengkung Belly Bind

TIPS & CARE

  • Stand in front of the mirror when putting it on the first time 
  • Apply belly binding warming herb/balm/ lotion/ cream before putting on the belly bind
  • For a tighter fit, take a deep breath to suck in your tummy right before tightening at every level
  • After putting on the belly bind, make sure you can sit and carry your baby comfortably
  • If you feel breathless or dizzy, remove immediately
  • Just like wearing a corset, you may feel restricted and uncomfortable. You need to give yourself time to get used to it. Do not tighten too much in the first few days. Progressively tighten it as you get used to wearing it.
  • Best to use in the morning, before breakfast, and leave it on for as long as you can take it. Recommended to put on 8 hours daily for the first 6 weeks after birth. 

Herbal Bath

postpartum herbal bath
  • Preparation

    Boil 2-3 litres of water on a stove. Add the herbal pouch and let simmer for 20-30 mins. 

  • For Bucket Shower

    Pour herbal water mixture into a bucket. Add water to the desired temperature and pour over the whole body. 

  • For Soaking

    Pour herbal water mixture into bathub and fill with water to desired temperature to soak

Herbal Bath

  • Preparation

    Boil 2-3 litres of water on a stove. Add the herbal pouch and let simmer for 20-30 mins. 

  • For Bucket Shower

    Pour herbal water mixture into a bucket. Add water to the desired temperature and pour over the whole body. 

  • For Soaking

    Pour herbal water mixture into bathub and fill with water to desired temperature to soak

  • HERBAL BATH
    TIPS & CARE

    – The herbal pouch can be reused 2-3 times until there is no fragrance left.

    – To store, put the herbal pouch in a ziplock bag and refrigerate.

    – Have your regular bath / shower and use the herbal bath as the last rinse. Do not rinse with water after wards.

    – When using as a shower bucket, slowly pour water all over the body from head to the toes. Breathe in the aromatic smell and allow the herbal water to be absorbed on your skin.

    – Perform the herbal bath after the vaginal peristeam and before putting on the bengkung belly bind.

    postpartum herbal bath

Herbal Perineum Soak / Sitz Bath

herbal sitz bath
  • Preparation

    Add herbs to 1 litre of boiling water and boil until fragrant and water changes colour slightly

  • Herbal Sitz Bath

    Pour the herbal water into the sitz bath that is already fitted onto your toilet seat. Add water if necessary to the correct temperature or volume. Check for temperature before sitting down, ensuring the whole perineum area is immersed under water. Sit for 15-20mins. Repeat 2 times a day until the vaginal area is healed.

Herbal Perineum Soak / Sitz Bath

herbal sitz bath
  • Preparation

    Add herbs to 1 litre of boiling water and boil until fragrant and water changes colour slightly

  • Herbal Sitz Bath

    Pour the herbal water into the sitz bath that is already fitted onto your toilet seat. Add water if necessary to the correct temperature or volume. Check for temperature before sitting down, ensuring the whole perineum area is immersed under water. Sit for 15-20mins. Repeat 2 times a day until the vaginal area is healed.

  • BODY SCRUB

    INSTRUCTIONS, TIPS & CARE:

    – Shower as per normal using warm water. Once clean, take a small amount of scrub and apply it to your wet skin.

    – Starting from a small area gently scrub in a circular motion for 30 secs to exfoliate your skin and remove the dead cells.

    – Rinse with water afterwards.

    – Perform this before the herbal bath

    postpartum herbal bath

Herbal Feminine Wash

herbal sitz bath
  • Preparation

    Add herbs to 1 litre of boiling water and boil until fragrant and water changes colour slightly

  • Feminine Wash

    Dilute with water in a bucket and standby next to the toilet. After each toilet use, clean the private area as per normal. And then scoop the herbal water mixture for a final rinse.

  • Peri / Squirt / Squeeze Bottle

    Fill bottle with diluted herbal water mixture. After each toilet use, clean the private area as per normal. And then use the bottle to give the private area a final rinse.

  • FEMININE WASH
    TIPS & CARE

    – Clean yourself with water after every toilet use, followed by a final rinse with the herbal water mixture. 

    – Pat area dry after every toilet use. Keep the area dry to speed up recovery. 

    – Do pelvic floor exercise / kegel exercise while performing herbal sitz bath to strenghten the pelvic floor muscle.

    herbal feminine wash

Herbal Feminine Wash

herbal sitz bath
  • Preparation

    Add herbs to 1 litre of boiling water and boil until fragrant and water changes colour slightly

herbal sitz bath
  • Feminine Wash

    Dilute with water in a bucket and standby next to the toilet. After each toilet use, clean the private area as per normal. And then scoop the herbal water mixture for a final rinse.

herbal sitz bath
  • Peri / Squirt / Squeeze Bottle

    Fill bottle with diluted herbal water mixture. After each toilet use, clean the private area as per normal. And then use the bottle to give the private area a final rinse.

HERBAL TEA

POSTPARTUM TEA
Rainforest Remedies

Ingredients: Organic jujube, black date, goji berry, longan, rosebuds, and rock sugar.
Steps: Wash all herbs. Boil 2 cups of water and add all ingredients. Simmer 30mins until reduced to 1 cup. Sweeten as desired. Drink warm and eat fruits. 1 cup daily.

Join our private moms & birth workers private FB group to get feedback on your belly bind, ask questions, and community support!

Join our private moms & birth workers private FB group to get feedback on your belly bind, ask questions, and community support!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

YES! We have designed this postpartum kit as part of recovery self-care to be easy to use without any professional help. The fully illustrated drawings and videos will guide you every step of the way. We also have set up a community page where you can have access to our experts and the community to ask questions and feedback. Click here to have access to our private FB group

YES! This postpartum self-care recovery kit is beneficial to any mothers at any stage. The most effective time to use the Batik Bengkung Belly Bind for slimming effect is right after birth. It takes 6 months for your womb to shrink back to its original position, so you can still use it.

Depending on the nature of the herbal product that are handpicked, their availability is subjected to seasonal changes and weather. For example, during rainy season we are not able to sun dry the leaves and roots to make the herbal balm, hence we will use the same plant and extract its oil to make into a cream instead. The properties of the product does not change and the benefits remain the same.