Placenta preparations

On this page you will find more information about placenta remedies. Any of these can be made from your placenta and you can choose a selection to suit you. The booking form also includes a full list of remedies and prices.

Placenta capsules

In the period following birth, placenta capsules may be beneficial for preventing and treating post-natal depression, balancing hormones, enhancing milk supply, combating fatigue and increasing energy. I use two methods of preparation for encapsulating placenta: the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) warming method and the Raw method. Each method is appropriate for consumption by all mothers and the decision about which type to choose is entirely your own; one method is not better than the other.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) capsules – bringing warmth

TCM preparation is the oldest-known and most commonly-used recipe for postpartum placenta capsules. In this method, the placenta is steamed with green chili, ginger and lemon. These are believed to provide heat or yang energy that will promote circulation, support grounding of the mother and the absorption of nutrients postpartum. The combination of steam, chilli, ginger and lemon are believed to be energetically warming bringing ‘yang’ warmth to the ‘yin’ open, empty space left with the mother after delivery of the baby and placenta.

Following the steaming process the placenta is dehydrated, ground and made into capsules. Your placenta may produce between 80–200 capsules depending upon its size. Dosage in the first 4–6 weeks is 3–4 capsules per day. After 6 weeks, take as needed, which is usually 1–2 capsules based on your milk production, mood, energy levels, etc. Some experts recommend taking the capsules with a glass of white wine to aid diffusion throughout the body.

Note that due to the ‘yang’ warming properties, TCM capsules should not be taken when you have a fever, flu, infection or cold. You can order a tincture to take at these times. The tincture will last indefinitely and is a great and long lasting compliment to TCM capsules.

Price £220
This includes placenta collection from your home or hospital, production of your placenta capsules and delivery to you.

Raw placenta capsules

In this method, the placenta is prepared according to raw food principles and is not heated or steamed before dehydration. After dehydration, the placenta is ground and made into capsules. Your placenta may produce between 80–200 capsules depending upon its size. Dosage in the first 4–6 weeks is 3–4 capsules per day. After 6 weeks, take as needed, which is usually 1–2 capsules based on your milk production, mood, energy levels, etc.

Raw placenta capsules must be stored in the fridge for the first 6 months and in the freezer after this.

Price £220
This includes placenta collection from your home or hospital, production of your placenta capsules and delivery to you.

 50/50

I can prepare half warming TCM/half raw dried placenta capsules. This provides the option to take raw capsules in the immediate post-partum period, particularly where there has been blood loss where a strong burst of nutrients is required. The TCM warming capsules are considered more ‘slow release’ and stabilising so great further into the post-partum phase. The cost for preparing 50/50 capsules is an additional £25.00.

Price £240
This includes placenta collection from your home or hospital, production of your two jars of placenta capsules and delivery to you.

Placenta smoothie

A placenta smoothie can provide an immediate boost of energy and vitality after birth. The smoothie provides vitamins, minerals and hormones as soon as possible after delivery of your baby help to kick-start the repair and recovery process.

The placenta smoothie is made in your home or private hospital room. A small piece of raw placenta is blended with organic berries, banana and spring water to make an easily consumed drink. New mothers report a surge of wellbeing and some studies show mothers’ milk coming in up earlier.

Note that a placenta smoothie is not possible if meconium was in your amniotic fluid.

Price £50
This includes preparation of your smoothie at your convenience on collection of your placenta. It includes all ingredients and a hand blender which will be left with you after preparation.

Placenta Essence Family Remedy

The essence can be used by you and your family (including children). An essence captures the fundamental qualities or soul of the placenta. This remedy can be used for comfort of both you and your child in times of transition or change, for example when a child starts nursery, you return to work, etc. The essence is useful for times of general and hormonal imbalance, stress and minor illness.

Preparation of an essence captures a distilled version of your placenta creating a long lasting essence which is 2ml of placenta essence in spring water. The essence is prepared over a period of days and involves exposure to sun and moon light. You will be provided with a bottle of the liquid and a dropper bottle which you can use to dispense the liquid. The usual dose is 1-4 drops when needed in water. A placenta essence can last indefinitely and will provide a natural remedy for your medicine cabinet.

Price £50
This price includes preparation of the essence and delivery to you.

Placenta Tincture for Mothers

Placenta tincture for mothers is placenta extract that can be used during periods of hormonal imbalance (e.g. the menopause), anxiety and stress throughout life, as it lasts indefinitely. It is also a great compliment to TCM warming placenta capsules as it can be taken when you have a fever. It can also be taken to boost milk supply when your child is a little older and you are continuing to breast feed. The tincture is a highly potent formulation and is not suitable for children.

It is prepared over a six week period using and  you will be provided with a bottle of the liquid and a dropper bottle which you can use to dispense the tincture.

Tincture dose: Between 10-40 drops in water 2-3 times per day. Not suitable for children.

Price £50
This price includes preparation of the tincture and delivery to you.

Placenta Homeopathic Remedy

A homeopathic remedy from your placenta is a great option for you and your baby. This can be used by you during times of stress, depression, low mood and anxiety. You can also give the homeopathic remedy to your baby if they develop colic or are upset due to teething, separation or in times of change or illness. You will be provided with two strengths of your homeopathic remedy; 30C for adult use and 7C for babies.

This personalised remedy can be called on for constitutional ailments, problems with the immune system and general imbalance. The homeopath that I work with (Caroline Spear) will keep a sample of your placenta for 5 years and you can order more from her for future use.

Price £60
This price includes preparation of both remedies and delivery to you within 2 – 3 weeks.

Placenta cream

We love placenta cream! Placenta is rich in female hormones which build and maintain collagen in the skin. Depletion of collagen in the skin leads to the formation of wrinkles and the appearance of ageing. Proteins from sheep and cow placenta are used in commercial creams due to their effect on collagen and the ease with which they are absorbed by the skin. If your usual face cream contains ‘peptides’ then you are probably already using placenta cream.

Placenta cream is a natural and homemade skin care product. Ingredients include a rich unscented base cream infused with your placenta and essential oils. Use as a facial cream and on dry skin conditions such as eczema.

Price £40

Placenta balm

Placenta balm is the perfect natural remedy for baby nappy rash and other inflammatory skin conditions as well as non-specific itching. Balm can also be used effectively with new mothers to assist healing of wound healing including C-section scars or perineal tears. You can use the cream on sore or cracked nipples from but should wipe it off before breast-feeding.

Placenta contains DHEA (a natural steroid prohormone) and cortisols which can help to heal wounds and infected skin. These are easily absorbed through the skin making a placenta balm an effective remedy. Placenta balm is a natural and homemade skin care product. Ingredients include calendula oil infused with placenta, beeswax and lavender essential oil.

Price £40

Placenta babycare cream

Placenta babycare cream contains an infusion of your placenta and is for use on yourself and your baby and is a natural and homemade skin care product. The soft formulation is easily absorbed into baby skin and is cooling and soothing. It can be used on irritated or infected skin and dry skin conditions such as eczema and is effective at rehydrating dry skin on newborns.

Price £40

Important note: all processes follow food and manufacturing hygiene guidelines as well as infection control standards for blood borne pathogens.

What is the best combination of remedies?
This is a question I am often asked and of course the answer is entirely your decision and based on your preference, BUT… a great and comprehensive approach is to have a smoothie within the first 24 hours of delivery for an immediate boost, capsules to support you in the first post-partum weeks, homeopathic remedies that you can keep in the medicine cabinet for you and baby and a balm that is fabulous for nappy rash and a powerful secret facial mask for you. All together that’s one powerful placenta kit!!