Lay herbal pad in a shallow bowl and cover with boiling water. Steep for approx. 5 min. and let cool. Very gently drain extra liquid from pad, leaving it moist but not soaking.
Cool in the fridge and gently apply moist pad directly to perineum. Ahhhhhhh.
But wait! Postpartum padsicles are a thing, and they’re great: get crafty and use the healing herbally goodness in another way.
Save the remaining liquid, pour onto a regular postpartum pad, and freeze it for a clever little perineal ice pack.