With the rise in popularity of placenta encapsulation in Tucson, we often get questions about what we use in our encapsulation process. We are always happy to answer these questions. We are also equally excited to share why we have chosen to adopt the highest safety standards we could find for our specialists. When it comes to placenta encapsulation, safety is our top priority.
What Beneficial Herbs Do You Use?
Because we are not qualified herbalists, we do not add any herbs or supplements to your capsules. We believe that the self-reported benefits of placenta consumption stand well, all on their own. The use of herbs as medicine is a science unto itself. Herbalists take a look at the whole person, not just the current condition, in this case, postpartum recovery. Herbalists are also qualified to prescribe the proper dosing of herbs. A shot of herbs added to placenta powder is more of a shotgun approach to herbal medicine. That’s simply not a chance we are willing to take. You deserve better!
What Essential Oils Do You Use?
Let’s be honest, the first few times we heard this question we were a bit stumped. So off we went to try and find more information about the use of essential oils as a part of the process. First, we looked to the organizations that train placenta encapsulators. Placenta Prep is the organization we certify with and their stance is clear. “Do not use essential oils as part of the encapsulation process.”
Next, we looked to APPA, the Association of Placenta Preparation Arts who has also taken quite a firm stance.
“APPA does not condone the use of essential oils in the art of placenta preparation.”
Risk versus benefit must always be considered in any intervention that we embrace for the betterment of our health. There are many risks and no known benefits to the practice of using essential oils in the preparation of your placenta.
Please do your research when seeking out a qualified practitioner to guide you if you are considering this time-honored tradition.”
We return once again to allowing the self-reported benefits of placenta consumption stand on their own. We also have a concern about the use of essential oils as a part of the washing or steaming process. Even when high-grade oils are used, reactions can occur. I happen to be one of those unlucky individuals who can only tolerate just a few oils. Other popular oils and blends provoke a bad reaction. Exposure results in a debilitating migraine that lands me in bed with a bowl to vomit in for a solid 12 hours or more.
Herbs and oils added to the process, spoil all the capsules when a reaction happens.
Our process uses steaming and dehydration at temperatures that kill potentially harmful bacteria. There is no need to add herbs or oils to combat “potentially” harmful bacteria. Our in-home process also prevents any harmful bacteria that may be found in a kitchen that processes multiple placentas from finding their way into your finished capsules. In addition, you can be confident that cross contamination to potential allergens like gluten and dairy are prevented when your placenta is encapsulated in your own home.
We believe in the benefits of herbs and essential oils.
This is why we encourage clients to seek out certified herbalists and aromatherapists as complementary care providers in your postpartum recovery. You have one chance to encapsulate your placenta properly. The last thing we want to see happen is a reaction that makes the capsules unusable.
Choosing placenta encapsulation is an investment into your post-birth recovery. Don’t let cost cause you to compromise on quality, safety, and peace of mind. tucson placenta encapsulation