Encapsulated placenta has many benefits including topical use. A placenta capsule can be opened and mixed with a natural oil to be applied directly to the skin. It is great for diaper rash, eczema, dry skin, bruises and many other skin problems. As with placenta capsule ingestion, placenta should not be used topically on any virus or bacterial infections.
Placenta encapsulation usually is completed by the end of the second day postpartum depending on the time of the birth, getting the placenta home, and when the encpauslation specialist can arrive. The dehydration period takes at least eight hours and the encapsulation process averages around three hours. (For more information on the encapsulation process click here.) This can be quite a long time for a woman who just needs a little pick me up after birth.