If you’re somewhere between “chop it up and chug it in a smoothie” and “chuck that thing in the incinerator ASAP” on the What to Do with Your Placenta spectrum, consider these ideas for ways to honor this incredible organ:
- Make art. Placenta prints are a common way to commemorate your baby’s birth. Some use the placenta’s own blood to make a print, while others use paint or ink to make a print of the “tree of life” on acid-free artist’s paper.
- Make jewelry. Beyond the Willow Tree is one company that turns your placenta into gorgeous, wearable pendants, rings, or earrings. Seriously. They are beautiful!
- Plant it. A beautiful way to honor the life-sustaining placenta is to plant it beneath a tree. The placenta decomposes in the soil, providing it’s nourishment one last time to a sapling that grows alongside your child.